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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.

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. You can also download a Grant Request Application by clicking here...
P&Y Conservation Grant Application.


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 include 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?


The Pope and Young Club has announced its Conservation, Education, and Outreach Program Grants for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The Pope and Young Club Conservation, Education and Outreach Program includes grants awarded to the following projects and programs in areas of education, pro-wildlife management, pro-bowhunting, research, and partnerships:

2017-2018 Grants

  • Boone and Crockett Club’s Conservation Education Program   
  • “Be Bear Aware Campaign” 
  • The Boys and Girls Club Family Center of Springfield, MA.    
  • Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry    
  • National Archery in the Schools Program
  • Jack Creek Preserve    
  • National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF)
  • National Conservation Leadership Institute
  • Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG)’ archery camps, in Holland, Michigan    
  • Sportsmen's Alliance
  • Scholastic 3D Archery
  • Raised at Full Draw Bow Camps    
  • University Of Wyoming  North American Mountain Sheep Research Project
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

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On Saturday, February 8th, the Pope and Young Club convened a Special Panel of Judges in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the Great American Outdoors Show, for a potential P&Y World Record Black Bear. Jeff Melillos' massive bear scored 23 5/16 and is now the largest bow-harvested black bear in North America.
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 Pope and Young Club Announces 2020 Conservation Hunt Drawing
Pope and Young is proud to announce our 2020 Conservation Hunt drawing. This years hunt is a 10-day ALL-INCLUSIVE Canadian Safari from Savage Encounters. The winner will receive, hunt, and all five tags - Moose, Whitetail, Mule Deer, Black Bear, and Wolf. Lodge accommodations or cabin and one-on-one guide.
2/4/2020... »

 Pope and Young Club Announces Junior Outdoors Program
In an effort to increase youth involvement in the Pope and Young Club, P&Y has developed the Junior Youth program. This program offers every P&Y youth member a chance at one of three hunts; Texas whitetail hunt - donated by Barnes Keith Ranch, Texas hog hunt - donated by Kyle Hudgins or a Kansas Turkey hunt and bass fishing - donated by Dirk Dietrich.
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 Pope and Young Club Partners with HHAUSA
The Pope and Young Club recently partnered with HHA USA to bring the archery and veteran communities together. HHAUSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization serving veterans and active-duty members of the United States Armed Forces
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