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Pope and Young Partners with John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship for upcoming 33rd Biennial Convention

By Dylan Ray - January 31, 2023

January 31, 2023 - Pope and Young, America’s leading bowhunting conservation organization, is pleased to announce a continued partnership with the John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship. AS part of this partnership, Pope and Young and the John V. Mesh Memorial will announce this year’s recipient of the scholarship at the 33rd Biennial Pope and Young Convention in Reno, NV on April 15th 2023 

As part of their support of the Scholarship fund, Pope and Young will be auctioning off a truly memorable Texas aoudad hunt with El Sapo Guide Service. All proceeds from the hunt auction will go to the Scholarship fund to help further promote the sport of bowhunting. The special auction item will be sold to the highest bidder during Saturday’s Auction at the 33rd Biennial Convention. Bidding can take place in person, or online during the auction, further information about how to register and bid online will be coming soon. 

“The John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship is proud to be partners with the Pope and Young Club, we are truly honored to be awarding our scholarship at this year’s convention,” stated Jim Mesh of the John V Mesh Memorial Fund. “We would like to thank El Sapo guide service for providing an aoudad hunt to be auctioned off at this year’s convention as well. This is just another fine example of like-minded people coming together and helping to get future generations into the great outdoors.” 

About the John V. Mesh Memorial Fund: 
John V. Mesh was a firefighter for the Kansas City, MO fire department. John had a strong passion for the outdoors, and getting kids involved in hunting. On the night of October 12th, 2015, John passed away in the line of duty because of fatal injuries sustained when an exterior wall collapsed on him. To honor John's memory and legacy, the John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to sponsoring learning opportunities for children and scholarships for those interested in a profession within conservation was born. The organization hosts events throughout the year to get kids involved in hunting, and get them outdoors, and to raise money for the scholarship fund. The John V. Mesh Memorial gives a substantial scholarship each year to a student looking to go into a profession within the field of conservation. 

“In order to continue fighting for bowhunting rights, we desperately need more students that will pursue a career in conservation, dedicating their life to helping preserve our passion,” stated Dylan Ray of Pope and Young. “Park Rangers, wildlife biologists, habitat management, we need more students who are interested in furthering our opportunities. It is so encouraging to hear about a scholarship that is solely dedicated to students looking for a career in conservation. Pope and Young is proud to stand and join the John V. Mesh Memorial Scholarship in this fight to preserve, promote, and protect our passion.” 

If you or anyone you know is going into a conservation field of study, please email jvmmemorialscholarship@gmail.com to be considered for this year’s scholarship opportunity. Learn more about the John V. Memorial Scholarship Fund or donated now at www.johnvmesh.org . 

For more information about the convention or to register now, please visit, https://pope-young.org/33rd-Biennial-Convention. 

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.

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