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    2020 Pope & Young Club Convention
March 26th - 28th, 2020
 

Pope & Young Club 2020 Convention
March 26th - 28th, 2020
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles - Chantily, Virginia



On-Line Registration is OPEN!!!

CELEBRATE bowhunting’s past, present and future

NETWORK with fellow bowhunters

LEARN tactics and PLAN future hunting experiences

ENJOY the camaraderie

 
Now is the time to start making plans for the 2020 Pope and Young Convention in Chantilly, Virginia. Convention Registration Packet will be available soon. 
Registration is easy and can be done in one of two ways: On-line or completing and mailing in the form. Choose your option below: 
 
On-site registration will also be available during the Convention, prices are subject to change.

REGISTRATION

Convention Registration is now OPEN. Registration and ticket sales may be purchased by order form or online.
There are two options available for registering and ordering tickets.
1. Full convention package
2. A La Carte with individual tickets
Tickets for off-site tours and activities are available for purchase separately. Full convention pass or individual passes are required for all events. On-site registration will also be available during the Convention. Prices are subject to change.

VIP Tables and assigned seating are available for both the Friday and Saturday Night Banquets. If you wish to be seated with others, please ensure you select the same table number during the registration process.


Cancellation Policy
You may requet to cancel your convention registration for a full refund up to 72 hours before the first day of the convention, March 26, 2020. Cancellation requests made after that time will not receive a refund. When you register for convenion, you agree to these terms.

ACCOMMODATIONS PAGE - CLICK HERE

The Westfields Marriott is an award-winning hotel surrounded by 26 beautiful acres of land in Chantilly, Virginia and is easy accessible to Washington Dulles International Airport. This hotel will be the host site for the 2020 Pope and Young Club’s Convention.

The convention starts 10:00 am Thursday, March 26th and concludes after the Saturday Night Gala and Live Auction on March 28th.
 

MAKE YOUR TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Chantilly, VA is located approximately 25 miles west of Washington DC and is easy to access. 

Flying: 
Chantilly is located approximately 25 miles west of Washington DC. You have two options for airports:

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - approximately 10 miles from the hotel
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - approximately 30 miles from the hotel. 

Shuttle Service:
Coming soon, we will have shuttle discounts available to/from the airport to the Hotel. Of course you can rent a car or find another transportation service if you so choose. 

Watch your email for more details to come on the 2020 Pope & Young Club Convention.

CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote Speaker - Nick Hoffman from Nick's Wild Ride
  • Bass Pro & Cabela’s Trophy Tower – Largest Display of world record North American, bow harvested big game animals ever assembled
  • Pope & Young 3-D Course presented by Mountain Archery Fest
  • Off-Site Tours: Walking/Wine Tasting at Bull Run Winery, Aerospace Museum and NRA Museum
  • 2020 Convention Auction & Gala
  • Live Music
  • Membership Meetings
  • Vendor area including Outfitters/Guides
  • Luncheons
  • Many Educational Seminars and Workshops
  • Conservation Raffle Drawing
  • Photo Contest
  • Pope & Young Challenge Course

Make sure to check in and follow us for Convention Upates:
https://pope-young.org/, https://www.facebook.com/PopeAndYoungClub/ and https://www.instagram.com/popeandyoungclub/.

Banquet and Luncheon Speakers will be announced soon.

Available Activities and Tours

The Winery at Bull Run Historical Tour & Tasting
Thursday, March 26, 2020 ♦ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walk the historic estate while tasting Virginia wines, and learn about the rich Civil War history behind these breathtaking, hallowed grounds. This is a group tasting combined with a guided historical tour of the property. After the tour, enjoy an hour of an exclusive meet & greet with the newly elected Pope and Young Board of Directors. 
 
Price includes transpiration to/from the hotel, guided full tasting and walking tour, souvenir glass and wine tasting of our current flight of Bull Run wines

NRA Museum Tour
Friday, March 27, 2020 ♦ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Dive into 700 years of firearms history at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA.  Come see firearms from private collections, pivotal pieces from World War I and II, and firearms used in recent Hollywood films.
 
Price includes transportation to/from the hotel, private guided tour and donation to the NRA Museum.

The Udvar-Hazy Center Tour
Saturday, March 28, 2020 ♦ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a private tour of The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Explore two large hangars display that encompass thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery.
 
The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater, the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, and the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar. Visitors will also find the majority of the Archives' collections at the Udvar-Hazy Center reading room.
 
Price includes transportation to/from the hotel, private guided tour and a donation to the
Air & Space Museum.

Pope and Young 3-D Course
Thursday - Saturday ♦ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Grab your bow and challenge yourself on the Pope and Young 3-D Course presented by Mountain Archery Fest and Kirsch. The course will be placed throughout the walking trains on the 26 acres surrounding the hotel. This is not your normal challenge as you will be able to shoot at the 29 North American Slam. Come for the day or purchase a full weekend pass and challenge all your hunting buddies. Who will win?
 
Pope & Young Challenge
Saturday, March 28 ♦ 7:00 am - Noon

Want to Challenge Yourself? Join in the Pope and Young Challenge! Run, push yourself and shoot. The event is rain or shine! Must provide your own bow. No magnification or crossbows allowed! Target will be moved half the distance for traditional shooters.  Bring your own pack or borrow a sand bag. Full race challenge details will be announced soon.
 
All Men = 40lbs
All Women = 30lbs
All Kids = 20lbs
 

Photo Contest

The Photo Competition is open to all Club members and their immediate family members. You do not need to be a “professional” photographer to participate. You need not be present at the convention to participate. All entrants are welcome.

SIX PHOTO CATEGORIES

WILDLIFE (COLOR) - Includes any normally a hunted species of wildlife (i.e., big & small game, waterfowl, predators and fish).

BOWHUNTING (COLOR) - Any activity a bowhunter may engage in, such as stalking game, camp scenes, hunting country, etc.

BLACK AND WHITE - Includes any b&w photo meeting the criteria of the “wildlife” or “bowhunting” categories.

TROPHY PHOTOS - Photos of a bowhunter and animal (i.e., trophy photos, harvest photos, etc.)

YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER - Photos taken by kids.  This includes all of the above classifications.  Entrant must be 17 or younger.

YOUTH PHOTOS - Show off the kids! This can show kids in any outdoor activity, from hunting, to bow shooting, to fishing, etc. 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO

Photo(s) must be 8 X 10 and mounted on foam core board. If you want one of your photos to be in more than one category, you must provide a separate photo for each category.
Please attach entry FORM to the back of each photo submission.

Entries must be received at the headquarters no later than March 2, 2020.

Emailed photos will NOT be accepted. Photos will NOT be returned.

If you have any questions, contact the Pope & Young Club office at 507-867-4144
or email Lisa Kohlmeyer at Lisa@pope-young.org

Make sure to check in and follow us for Convention Updates:
https://pope-young.org/, https://www.facebook.com/PopeAndYoungClub/ and https://www.instagram.com/popeandyoungclub/.

 
 
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