Pope and Young Hires New Executive Director

Justin Spring to Be the Next Executive Director of Pope and Young

By Dylan Ray - September 4, 2023

September 5, 2023 - Pope and Young, America’s leading bowhunting organization, is pleased to announce the hiring of their new Executive Director, Justin Spring. Pope and Young is incredibly excited to bring Justin on as the next Executive Director, and is excited about the direction of the organization in its entirety. Justin is a very well-established conservationist, measurer, and a lifelong bowhunter who has found great success in the field.   

Justin's experience he brings to Pope and Young comes from both his professional goals and personal passion for hunting and conservation. He is a lifelong bowhunter and has spent the last 15 years with The Boone and Crockett Club starting as their Assistant Director of Big Game Records in 2008 and moving into the Director of Big Game Records role in 2015. He holds a BS degree from Northland College where he studied Biology and Natural Resources.

In addition to managing the records department and Boone and Crockett's triennial Awards Program, he also serves on both the Records and Ethics Committees for the organization. He has served on three of Pope and Young’s judges’ panels and was an administrator of five panels for Boone and Crockett. Justin recently termed out as a Director for The Montana Wild Sheep Foundation, completing a 9-year tenure on their board.
Justin has had guest appearances on numerous podcasts including MeatEater and Pope and Young's podcast and his writings have appeared in Boone and Crockett Club’s books and magazines as well as other outdoor publications including Bear Hunting magazine and Sports Afield. Justin has hunted 15 of the recognized categories of big game in North America, nearly all unguided, and successfully taken 4 of those with archery equipment.

“I am greatly honored to be selected by Pope and Young’s Board of Directors to serve as the next Executive Director for the organization”, stated Justin Spring. “The passion and dedication of both the staff and leadership I have had the opportunity to work with over the last 15 years has me very excited about taking on this new position. I look forward to help shape the positive impacts the organization can make for conservation and bowhunting in the coming years.”

The Pope and Young Club is North America's leading bowhunting and 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 & Young Club.  Join today at www.pope-young.org.

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