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By Jaryd Cline
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Middle schooler Henry Thompson honored for elk calling skills


Henry Thompson

THOMPSON'S TROPHY: Henry Thompson poses after downing his elk in Baker City, Oregon.

Goldendale Middle School eighth grader Henry Thompson knows how difficult it is to bow hunt elk without a call. It's also no simple feat to go after one of the largest mammals in North America with a call either.

But for Thompson, using calls to draw in an elk is almost second nature. Last elk season, he used his calling skills to take down an elk in Baker City, Oregon, but last month, he also used his expertise to capture first place in the youth division of the Oregon Bow Hunters elk calling contest in Bend, Oregon.

Thompson's uncle, Beau Brooks, owner of Brooks Custom Calls in La Center, also showed off his calling skills by finishing second in the pro division.

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