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Components of the Club’s Conservation Program include wildlife research, education, pro-bowhunting activities, partnerships, wildlife conservation projects and kids programs.

In a move that very visually reinforces the Club's commitment and focus as we enter our next 50 years of bowhunting advocacy, the Board of Directors recently expanded the scope of the Club's Conservation Fund by renaming it the Conservation, Education and Outreach Fund.

While maintaining the dedicated channel of funding for our Conservation Program and Grants, this move more-vividly defines the current and recent-past projects and programs which we have provided funding for, as well as now provides a dedicated funding mechanism for the Club's focus on outreach efforts.

Conservation, Education and Outreach Program Grants
The Club provides monetary and moral support through awarded grants. The conservation committee is responsible for soliciting and investigating proposals and recommending them to the Board of Directors on an annual basis. Recent Conservation Program budgets have exceeded $100,000 annually. Current and past Conservation Grants available HERE.

Conservation Achievement Awards

Through our three biennial conservation awards, the Club recognizes achievement by individuals and groups in doing conservation activities and, thereby, encouraging others to do the same. Achievement Award Recipients available HERE.


Mission Statement: To protect the future of our bowhunting heritage and promote the conservation and welfare of habitat and wildlife.

Goal 1. To support educational and conservation activities that communicate the benefits of proper wildlife management.

a. to contribute funds and support for pro-wildlife management programs, conferences, and symposiums,
b. to continue to enhance the perception of bowhunting to the general public and wildlife professionals through education and communication.
c. to enhance the awards program

Goal 2. To foster the collection and dissemination of information on the beneficial role of bowhunting in wildlife management.

Objectives: to interact with, provide information and funds to, and represent bowhunting to, federal and state agencies, and private conservation organizations.

Goal 3. To continue to create and enhance networks and partnership activities with individuals, agencies, and organizations leading to positive exposure for bowhunting and the Pope and Young Club.

Goal 4. To suggest methods of funding to support bowhunting, conservation, education and related activities.

a. to partner with pro-wildlife management organizations.
b. to enhance club fund-raising activities, auctions (including hunts).
c. to cultivate benefactors and patrons.

Goal 5. To foster quality bowhunting and other outdoor experiences from the recreational use and enjoyment of sustained, healthy wildlife populations.


Fundraising efforts, including donations, record book sales, record book entries, commissioned wildlife prints, raffles and auctions, provide funds for our conservation.


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 Pope and Young Club Announces 2018 Bowhunters Rendezvous
The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce that their bi-annual Bowhunters Rendezvous will be held June 8th - 10th of 2018, at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, Wisconsin
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Andrew Ware
Gunnison County, CO
3/9/2018 - 3/15/2018

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"For years, the Pope and Young Club has worked tirelessly to achieve their focused mission to protect and defend our bowhunting heritage. Their diligent efforts have had a significant impact on past, present, and future bowhunters. We are very grateful for their efforts to preserve, protect and promote fair chase and ethical bowhunting. These ethical foundations are exactly what we, at Hoyt Archery, believe in. Our shared goals and values make our partnership with the Pope and Young Club, a natur"
Mike Luper, Hoyt Archery, VP of Sales & Marketing
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Jerry Smith, President of Goat Tuff Products
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