Though P&Y was conceived in 1961, it wasn’t until 1977 that the Board created the Conservation Committee.
The Pope & Young Club Bylaws read: Article II: Mission and Purposes; Section 2.5 “To promote the welfare and conservation of North American big game and their habitat through support of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.”
The Conservation Chair is an appointed position. The President nominates the Chair contingent on Board approval for a two-year term. The Chair selects Conservation Committee members who are then approved by the Board, and they also serve a two-year term. The President, and two Board members are always on the committee.
Components of the P&Y conservation program includes wildlife research, education, pro-bowhunting activities, partnerships, and wildlife conservation projects. The Conservation Committee is responsible for soliciting and investigating grant proposals and recommending them to P&Y’s Board of Directors on an annual basis.
The challenges facing bowhunting’s future are ever evolving. Anti-hunters and activists continue to work to destroy our heritage and redefine our way of life. Many of the privileges hunters enjoy are being trampled, but we will not let our heritage be destroyed. We will not forget our history. We will not permit these challenges to diminish the vital role bowhunting plays in our culture. For over 60 years, Pope and Young has procured and preserved the records of bowhunting and bowhunter’s greatest accomplishments. Under our watch these records will not be erased. Collectively, Pope and Young members will not allow our hunting privileges to be reduced or forgotten. Bowhunting’s long, proud heritage will not be destroyed.
Today we continue our 60-year long mission with a new brand and a renewed commitment.
A mission that seeks to Preserve, Promote, and Protect Bowhunting.