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Conservation Grants Achievement Awards Project Spotlight


The Pope and Young Club has given well over a million dollars in funding to conservation projects around North America.

To find information about obtaining a Pope & Young Club grant, see bottom of this page.

The Pope and Young Club has announced its Conservation, Education and Outreach Program Grants for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The Pope and Young Club Conservation, Education and Outreach Program, with a budget for the year of over $60,000.00, includes grants awarded to the following projects and programs in areas of education, pro-wildlife management, pro-bowhunting, research and partnerships:


2015-2016 Grants
  • Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
  • Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry
  • National Wildlife Federation Howe Peak/Deadman Sheep Endowment Fund
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • National Bowhunter Education Foundation
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • Orion - The Hunter's Institute
  • Sportsmen's Alliance
  • Scholastic 3D Archery
  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

2014-2015 Grants
  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
  • Congressional Sportsman's Foundation
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation
  • Kicking Bear Foundation
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • American Wildlife Conservation Partners
  • National Bowhunter Education Foundation
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • United States Sportsmen's Alliance
  • P&Y/NASP Equipment Matching Grants
  • Montana FW&P - Shiras' Moose Study
  • New Mexico Wildlife Research 
  • Stonewall State Park Foundation Wildlife Exhibit

2013-2014 Grants
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • P&Y/NASP Equipment Matching Grants
  • Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
  • US Sportsman's Alliance
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation
  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Archery Hall of Fame
  • "Boone and Crockett Country" TV Show
  • Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow
  • National Bowhunter Education Foundation Project STAND
  • Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department elk research
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
  • Kicking Bear Foundation
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • Orion - The Hunter's Institute
  • Mianus River Gorge Preserve, Inc. deer management
  • Primero Conservation jaguar study
  • Conservation Force
  • Center for Wildlife Information
  • American Wildlife Conservation Partners
  • Quality Deer Management Association
  • Arizona Game & Fish Department Deer Study


2012-2013 Grants
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • P&Y/NASP Equipment Matching Grants
  • Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
  • US Sportsman's Alliance
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation
  • Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Archery Hall of Fame
  • "Boone and Crockett Country" TV Show
  • Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow
  • National Bowhunter Education Foundation
    Project STAND
  • Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department
    elk research                                                               
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
  • Kicking Bear Foundation
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • Orion - The Hunter's Institute
  • Mianus River Gorge Preserve, Inc.
    deer management
  • Primero Conservation jaguar study
  • Youth Shooting Sports Alliance
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day
  • Bristol Bay Project
  • Conservation Force
  • Wyoming Last Trust - Wildlife Corridor
    Conservation Campaign
  • Center for Wildlife Information
  • P&Y Youth Program
2011-2012 Grants
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
  • The American Wildlife Conservation Partners
  • United States Sportsmen’s Alliance
  • Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
  • Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • Primero Conservation Outfitters – jaguar
    research project
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation –
    public schools conservation videos
  • The Archery Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation – youth
    conservation & bowhunting education
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • P&Y / NASP Equipment Matching Grants Program
  • National Bowhunter Education Foundation’s Project STAND
  • The Kicking Bear Foundation
  • Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow  
  • Ballot Issues Coalition                                                                             
  • National Hunting & Fishing Day sponsorship
  • Orion, the Hunter’s Instititute
  • Center for Wildlife Information – Be Bear
    Aware Program
  • Unallocated – defense of bowhunting and
    defense of bowhunting-only seasons
  • Conservation Force
  • Professional Bowhunter's Society youth
    hunting program
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department elk
    research
  • Henderson County Archery Club youth archery
  • National Wildlife Federation Montana bison project
  • Mianus River Gorge Preserve, Inc.
    deer management
  • Wyoming Land Trust - Wildlife Corridor
    Conservation Campaign
  • Arizona Game and Fish Department deer genetics research
  • "Boone and Crockett Country" Television Show
     
2010-2011 Grants
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
  • The American Wildlife Conservation Partners
  • United States Sportsmen’s Alliance
  • Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
  • Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • University of Nevada - Bighorn sheep disease
    research project
  • Alaska Fish & Game Dept. – wood bison recovery
    project
  • Green River Valley Land Trust – pronghorn migration
    project
  • Primero Conservation Outfitters – jaguar research
    project
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation –
    public schools conservation videos
  • The Archery Hall of Fame & Museum                                                   
     
  • Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation – youth 
    conservation & bowhunting education
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • P&Y / NASP Equipment Matching Grants Program
  • National Bowhunter Education Foundation’s Project STAND
  • The Kicking Bear Foundation
  • Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow
  • Ballot Issues Coalition
  • National Hunting & Fishing Day sponsorship
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program
  • Orion, the Hunter’s Instititute
  • Sportsmen’s Legacy Foundation
  • Center for Wildlife Information – Be Bear
    Aware Program
  •  Unallocated – defense of bowhunting and
    defense of bowhunting-only seasons
2009-2010 Grants
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • Youth Conservation Education Portal
  • U. S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (Bowhunting Rights Coalition) 
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation -  Youth Camps and youth education 
  • American Wildlife Conservation Partners
  • Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation - public schools conservation videos
  • Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
     
  • Archery Hall of Fame
  • Hunting For Tomorrow Foundation
  • Arizona Deer DNA Research Study
  • Wyoming’s Absaroka elk research project
  • Sponsorship of the 75th North American Wildlife Conference
  • P&Y/NASP Equipment Matching Grants Program
  • National Bowhunter Education Foundation's Project STAND
  • The Kicking Bear Foundation
  • Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow
  • Partnership with B&C on Leupold's Big Game Profiles television show
2008-2009 Grants
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • North American Bowhunting Coalition
  • Youth Conservation Education Portal
  • U. S. Sportsmen’s Alliance (Bowhunting Rights
    Coalition) 
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation -  
    Youth Camps and youth education 
  • American Wildlife Conservation Partners
  • Ballot Issues Coalition
  • Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • Hunting and Shooting Sports Heritage Trust - public
    documentary on hunting
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance                                     
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation - public
    schools conservation videos
  • Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry
  • Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • Wood Bison Restoration Project - Alaska
  • Orion – The Hunter’s Institute
  • Archery Hall of Fame
  • Hunting For Tomorrow Foundation
  • Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship Campaign
  • Judy Kovar Hunting Heritage Programs
  • Arizona Deer DNA Research Study
  • Wyoming’s Absaroka elk research project
2007-2008 Grants
  • Pope and Young Club Museum Conservation Display 
  • National Archery in the Schools Program 
  • North American Bowhunting Coalition 
  • Youth Conservation Education Portal 
  • American Wildlife Conservation Partners 
  • Becoming An Outdoor Woman 
  • Hunting & Shooting Sports Heritage Trust 
  • U. S. Sportsmen’s Alliance 
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance 
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation Youth Camp 
  • Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation 
  • Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation                                                   
  • Orion – The Hunters’ Institute  
  • Arizona Game & Fish Department Deer DNA Study 
  • Judy Kovar’s Hunting Heritage Program 
  • Wyoming Game and Fish Dept - Absaroka Elk Project 
  • Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry 
  • Be Bear Aware & Wildlife Stewardship Campaign 
  • Archery Hall of Fame 
  • Hunting For Tomorrow Foundation 
  • Utah State University Mule Deer Winter Nutrition Study 
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute 
  • Alaska Fish and Game Dept - wood bison restoration project 
  • Mountain Thinking Conservation Science Collaborative   
2006-2007 Grants
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • American Wildlife Conservation Partners
  • Becoming An Outdoor Woman
  • Hunting & Shooting Sports Heritage Trust
  • U. S. Sportsmen’s Alliance
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
  • Boone & Crockett Club – Hunt Fair Chase
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation Youth Camp
  • Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
  • International Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • Ballot Issues Coalition
  • University of Idaho Bowhunter Survey
  • Kicking Bear Foundation   
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation                                     
  • Orion – The Hunters’ Institute
  • Arizona Game & Fish Department Deer Study
  • Judy Kovar’s Hunting Heritage Program
  • South Dakota Pronghorn Research Study
  • Absaroks Elk Project
  • Utah State University Wolf/Cougar Study
  • Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry
  • Be Bear Aware & Wildlife Stewardship Campaign
  • Archery Hall of Fame
  • Hunting For Tomorrow Foundation
  • Utah State University Mule Deer Winter Nutrition Study
  • Washington State Bowhunters Highway Fence Project
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • North American Bowhunting Coalition  
2005-2006 Grants
  • American Wildlife Conservation Partners
  • Congressional Sportsman’s Foundation
  • National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses
  • International Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
  • Ballot Issues Coalition
  • U. S. Sportsmen’s Alliance – Bowhunters Rights Coalition
  • Judy Kovar Heritage Programs (in public schools)
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation – conservation
    videos in public schools
  • Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry Program
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program
  • NSSF – Heritage Trust
  • Orion, the Hunter’s Institute
  • National Archery in the Schools Program  
  • Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation (in Alberta)
  • Boone & Crockett Club’s Hunt Fair Chase Program                                                            
  • Deer and elk workshop – Nevada Department of Wildlife
  • Pronghorn antelope study – South Dakota State University
  • Mule deer winter range research project – Utah State University
  • Deer DNA research project – Arizona Department of F&G / Purdue University
  • Archery Hall of Fame
  • Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
  • The Wildlands Center
  • Wood bison restoration project – Alaska F&G Department
  • Jack Creek Preserve Foundation – youth conservation & bowhunting education
  • North American Bowhunting Coalition 
How to request consideration for a grant?

A Grant Request Application can be obtained by calling the Club's headquarters at (507) 867-4144, or by emailing admin@pope-young.org. Completed applications can be mailed to: Pope and Young Club, Conservation Grants, PO Box 548, Chatfield, MN 55923. Questions can be directed to the Club’s headquarters at this address or by calling (507) 867-4144.
Or you can download a P&Y Conservation Grant Application by clicking here.


Grant Criteria

Conservation Grant proposals are reviewed by the Club’s Conservation Committee and recommendations are made to the Board of Directors for approval. Criteria for review of the proposals includes the following considerations:
  • Does the grant benefit bowhunting and impact the future of bowhunting?
  • Does it enhance the image and elevate awareness of the Pope & Young Club?
  • Does it enhance the image and elevate awareness of the values of bowhunting?
  • Does it reflect the Conservation Program mission statement?
  • What has been the previous performance of the proposal?
  • Does it benefit wildlife and habitat?
  • Is it “national” in scope or “local” in scope?
  • Do we get good “bang for the buck”?








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