By Dylan Ray - January 17, 2023
Pope and Young and Wild Sheep Foundation Partners in Conservation
Pope and Young, America’s leading bowhunting conservation organization, is excited to announce a strategic conservation partnership with the Wild Sheep Foundation. The Wild Sheep Foundation purpose is ‘to put and keep wild sheep on the mountain®,’ and like Pope and Young does this through promoting scientific wildlife management, educating the public and youth, and promoting the interests of the hunter.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Wild Sheep Foundation on some vital programs”, stated Jason Rounsaville, Pope and Young Executive Director. “These projects are important for wild sheep and other wildlife, and should provide additional opportunities for bow hunters. It's a true win, win.”
As partners in conservation, Pope and Young and Wild Sheep Foundation will work together on select conservation projects that will benefit both organization’s interests and missions.
“The Wild Sheep Foundation has partnered with Pope and Young on a variety of conservation efforts, for many years”, stated Kevin Hurley, WSF Vice-President for Conservation. “Most recently, Pope and Young stepped up to support a comprehensive water development project on public land in New Mexico, focused efforts to recover California bighorn sheep on the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in Oregon, and pro-active surveillance and strategic management of respiratory pathogens in multiple bighorn sheep herds in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington”, added Hurley.
“These on-the-ground projects will enhance bighorn sheep populations and habitat, and the Wild Sheep Foundation acknowledges and appreciates this important collaboration with the Pope and Young Club”, added WSF President & CEO Gray N. Thornton, “continuing a long-standing partnership between our two organizations.”
The synergies of both organizations can be seen based on the shared values of each organization, honesty, teamwork, accountability, integrity, a positive attitude, stewardship, respect for others, respect for wildlife, loyalty, and ethical hunting.
About Pope and Young:
Pope and Young is North America's leading bowhunting conservation organization. If you are a fair chase, ethical bowhunter, and you care about preserving the culture and future of bowhunting, then you belong to the Pope and Young. Join today at www.pope-young.org.
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.