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Conservation Achievement Awards


The Pope and Young Club recognize acheivments through a variety of awards based on their contributions and actions towards the future of bowhunting.

At the Pope & Young Club's biennial conventions, we give out three awards.
  • Pope & Young Club Conservation Award
  • Pope & Young Club Stewardship Award
  • Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award
Pope & Young Club Conservation Award
Given to recognize achievement by a person or organization in the promotion of the future of bowhunting and hunting, the image of bowhunting and hunting, and the conservation and wise use of our natural resources.

Recipients:
  • 2017 recipient: Jennie Richardson of the Scholastic 3-D Archery program
  • 2015 recipient: Explore Bowhunting
  • 2013 recipient: Dan Fleming
  • 2011 recipient: Stan Rauch
  • 2009 recipient: Kelly Semple
  • 2007 recipient: Denny Ballard
  • 2005 recipient: Roy Grimes of the National Archery in Schools Program
  • 2003 recipient: Boone and Crockett Club
  • 2001 recipient: Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
  • 1999 recipient: National Bowhunter Education Foundation
  • 1997 recipient: Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program
  • 1995 recipient: Wildlife Legislative Fund of America
  • 1993 recipient: AMO's "Save our Heritage" Program

Stewardship Award
Given to a bowhunter or bowhunting organization that by their actions has conveyed a positive, good-citizen image to the hunting and non-hunting public.

Recipients:
  • 2017 recipient: Christian Hunters Of America
  • 2015 recipient: Utah Bowmen
  • 2013 recipient: Jack Creek Preserve Foundation
  • 2011 recipient: West Virgnia Bowhunters Association
  • 2009 recipient: New York Bowhunters Inc.
  • 2007 recipient: Ray Howell / Kicking Bear Foundation
  • 2005 recipient: Camp Compass. Providing an opportunity to urban and suburban youth to experience outdoor recreation and the wonders of our natural resources.
  • 2003 recipient: Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. An outreach program obtaining venison and distributing it to the hungry. Over 12,000,000 servings in the past 6 years.
  • 2001 recipient: Rob Evans and Dr. Arnold Leonard of the "Hunt for a Cure" annual A.S. Leonard Cancer Research Fund Drive. Hunters have raised over $2 million for cancer research over the last seven years.
  • 1999 recipient: Cheff Center Bowhunters Tournament. Michigan bowhunters who have conducted an annual shoot the last twelve years to raise money (over $100,000) for the Cheff Center for handicapped therapy.
  • 1997 recipient: United Bowhunters of Connecticut. They have raised and contributed over $96,000 to the St. Judes Childrens Hospital in the last three years.
  • 1995 recipient: Indiana Bowhunters Association. They have made sizable donations to Riley's Childrens Hospital in Indianapolis.

Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award
The Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award recognizes a wildlife professional who, through their efforts, has made a significant contribution to bowhunting and wildlife conservation.

Recipients:
  • 2017 recipient: Kevin Eulinger, Missouri State Conservation Agent
  • 2015 recipient: Ron Thompson
  • 2013 recipient: Jim Heffelfinger
  • 2011 recipient: Dr. Dwight Guynn
  • 2009 recipient: Kenneth Mayer, Nevada Department of Wildlife
  • 2007 recipient: Frank Rice, Pennsylvania Game Commission
  • 2005 recipient: Gary Alt, Pennsylvania Game Commission
  • 2003 recipient: Dr. David Samuel
  • 2001 recipient: Eric Kurzejeski, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • 1999 recipient: Dr. R. Ben Peyton, Michigan State University
  • 1997 recipient: Robert McDowell, New Jersey Department of Fish & Game
  • 1995 recipient: Jay McAninch, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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