The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce that their bi-annual Bowhunters Rendezvous will be held June 8th – 10th of 2018, at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, Wisconsin. The event is open to all archers and will be an incredible, action-packed, archery event.
The Corporate Partners Program allows manufacturers an opportunity to work with the Pope and Young Club to preserve and protect our bowhunting heritage and North American big game animals through the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.
Larger than the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, this 350,000-square foot museum is a tribute to Native Americans and to explorers, outdoorsmen and conservationists who helped preserve our country’s rich outdoor heritage for future generations of Americans to enjoy,
“As Conservation Chair of the Pope & Young Club, it’s truly an honor to award ‘the Boone and Crockett Club’s Conservation Education Program’ with a 2017/2018 grant through the P&Y Conservation program,” said Merritt Compton.
“The Be Bear Aware Campaign believes it is crucial that the message of bear avoidance and bear spray gets out to as many hunters and youth groups as possible,” said Chuck Bartlebaugh, Founder and Director of the “Be Bear Aware Campaign.”
The Pope and Young Club announced the winners of the 2017 Pope and Young Club Conservation Hunt-Drawing. Funds raised go to the P&Y Club’s Conservation, Education and Outreach programs.
“It is a very rare event when I actually win anything, so you can imagine my surprise at the P&Y awards banquet when I heard my name called out,” said Dirk Dieterich. “My friends said, “You won a bow” and “No, you won THE bow.”
“It’s an honor for Bear Archery to support a great, longstanding organization like the Pope and Young Club,” said Tyler Musgrave, Associate Product Manager at Bear Archery.
“We are very proud to support Pope & Young Club, an organization that puts conservation at the top of their list,” said Joel Harris, Marketing / Communication Manager of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics.
M.R. James entered his first animal into the record book of Pope & Young and from that moment on he not only added more but went from a member to one of the important leaders in this vital organization.
The Pope and Young Club is offering two exciting hunting adventures as part of the 2017 Pope and Young Club Conservation Hunt-Drawing. 100% of the funds raised will go directly to P&Y Club Conservation, Education and Outreach Programs.
The book includes more than 15 educational and entertaining feature stories, including a photo essay capturing past images of our great “Forefathers of Bowhunting,” detailing special moments of Dr. Saxton Pope, Art Young, Fred Bear, Ishi, and many more.
The Stewardship Award is given to a bowhunter or bowhunting organization that, by their actions, has conveyed a positive, good citizenship image to the hunting and non-hunting public.
This incredible animal has been entered into the 31st Recording Period–the biennium representing entries accepted into the P&Y Records Program from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019.
The Pope & Young Club held its biennial convention in St. Louis, MO April 6-8, 2017. The convention is a time for old friends to reunite, become informed of new developments in the bowhunting world and learn hunting techniques from experienced hunters.
The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce that for the first time their popular Live Auction will be online. This will allow bowhunters who are unable to attend the 30th Biennial Convention to take advantage of the fantastic hunts offered on the Club’s auction.
On November 21, 2016, Tony Loop of Appling, Georgia closed within 30 yards above the largest ram he had ever seen. Tony’s Desert bighorn has an initial entry score that could surpass the existing World’s Record by
over 7 inches.
On September 10, 2016, Steve Felix of Seeley Lake, Utah spotted a tremendous bull in some low brush raking a tree. Steve glassed the bull and instantly knew it was a shooter. It was and now could be a new world’s record.
In December of 2015, Terry Edwards of San Carlos, Arizona took an incredible Coues deer that may be the new Pope and Young Club Non-Typical World’s Record. This Coues deer is entered into the 30th Recording Period–the biennium representing entries accepted into the P&Y Records Program from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016.
Great speakers, incredible seminars, world-class trophy mounts and an amazing auction packed with top-shelf hunts are what you will find at the 2017 Pope And Young Club Convention! Every two years the Pope And Young Club gathers to celebrate North America’s rich bowhunting heritage.
Former students in the Scholastic 3-D Archery program participated and placed at the 2016 3-D U.S.
Intercollegiate Archery Championships. The USIAC Championships were held at the Sahara Woods State Wildlife Area in Carrier Mills, Illinois and hosted by Southeast Illinois Community College.
Using decoys can work well when bowhunting for pronghorn antelope but you have to use them correctly. In this P & Y Column Matt Palmquist shows you how.
There isn’t a better organization to help us keep bowhunting alive, strong and growing and now, a Lifetime Membership goes over the top with even more incentives to join as a Life Member.
Joe Bell: “When most folks think of ethical bowhunting, they often think of things like good sportsmanship and following all the game laws, and not much more than that. But, I beg to differ. There’s a whole lot more to ethical bowhunting than this.”
Scholastic 3-D Archery awarded the Trey Spencer Memorial Scholarship at the ASA Classic on August 6th. The awards were given to seven deserving students from across the country. The money for the scholarship was given to Scholastic 3-D Archery by the ASA
The Pope and Young Club is proud to offer all new members who choose a 4-year membership, a free Razor-Lite knife from Outdoor Edge®. The $150, 4-year Membership with the Pope and Young Club is a fundamental demonstration of support for the protection of our bowhunting heritage .
56% of NASP students say they want to know more about bowhunting. According to the Archery Trade Association, since 2001 when NASP started, the number of archers has increased from 7 million to 19 million.
Dawn Traub wins Grand Prize in the P&Y 2016 Super Hunt Drawing and Dan McClure wins the Second Prize in the P&Y 2016 Super Hunt Drawing. Congratulations to both winners and to the Pope & Young Club.
“I was shocked when they told me and honestly, I still am,” said Michael. “I thought it was very generous of Pope and Young and Hoyt to make this happen for a new member.”
Pope and Young believes in some critical elements to keep bowhunting true, sporting and ethical. These principles are outlined in our Rules of Fair Chase on our website and in our position statements and definitions on bowhunting gear.