Elk NetworkMastering the Estrus Buzz with Beau Brooks

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The Estrus Buzz, a seldom-heard but incredibly potent vocalization in the elk world, has the potential to be a game-changer in your elk calling repertoire. This unique sound, often associated with heightened excitement, can infuse your calls with unparalleled realism and intensity. In the video provided above, you’ll witness a cow elk produce this distinctive guttural buzz with a perfectly crisp conclusion.

While the precise reasons behind elk using the Estrus Buzz remain a mystery, it’s often encountered during moments of heightened activity within a large herd. Whether it’s the thrill of crossing obstacles, rapid movement, or a bull refusing to cooperate, the Estrus Buzz has the remarkable ability to coax even the most reticent bulls into action.

But how do you replicate this intriguing sound effectively? While various techniques exist, my experience has led me to favor a method reminiscent of a lip-ball buzz. Begin by employing your lips to create a buzz, then drop your jaw to produce a distinct “pee-ya” sound with a buzzing onset and a clean, sharp ending.

It’s important to note that the Estrus Buzz isn’t a vocalization you’ll use in every encounter with elk. Instead, it shines in high-pressure situations, adding an element of authenticity that can make all the difference when you need a bull to break his silence and respond to your calls.

With the Estrus Buzz in your calling arsenal, you’ll be better equipped to tackle challenging elk hunting scenarios and elevate your success in the field. Join us on this journey as we delve deeper into mastering this remarkable vocalization and unlocking its full potential in your calling !! Make sure you add this to your arsenal and let us know how it worked for you !! -Beau Brooks