When a bowhunter takes an exceptional animal, we would encourage them to honor that animal by listing it in Pope & Young’s Records Program.
To be eligible for entry into Pope & Young's Records Program, an animal must have been taken:
The following materials are to be submitted to the Club’s headquarters for each animal being entered into the Records Program:
* There is no time limit to when an animal can be measured and submitted for entry into the Records Program.
Once an animal has been entered into the Pope & Young Records Program, you can honor your entry with any of these exceptional looking Pope & Young Recognition Plaques.
To order: Call P&Y Headquarters (507-867-4144) between 8 AM and 4:30 PM (Central) weekdays and staff will help you with your orders. To ensure accuracy, we’ll need the species, exact score, and hunter’s name for each plaque ordered. Allow at least 3 weeks for production and shipping.
ENGRAVED CERTIFICATE PLAQUE – Features the artwork and information from the Club’s standard record book certificate laser-engraved, with burn accents on a 9” x 12” premium red alder plaque. Custom-made by a fellow Pope & Young member.
ENGRAVED SCORING CHART PLAQUE – Premium red alder plaque, 9” x 12”, displays the entire completed scoring chart for your record book animal (all the measurements and information), laser-engraved with burn accents. Custom-made by a fellow Pope & Young member.
LAMINATED CERTIFICATE PLAQUE – Featuring the venerable Pope & Young record book certificate on a classy 11.5” x 14” burl wood laminate plaque with gold foil bevel and accents. Artwork and listed information is identical to the Club’s standard record book certificate that was designed by Fred Bear, himself, in the 1970s.
ATTENTION FOREIGN P&Y MEMBERS: Due to increasing conversion costs from foreign currency to American currency, effective immediately, we will only accept payment via credit card for membership dues, entries and/or merchandise purchases from foreign members.
Under the heading of North American big game are the following species categories with their appropriate minimum score entry requirement (using the Boone & Crockett / Pope & Young scoring system). Geographic boundaries, as described in the publication 'Boone and Crockett - Pope and Young Club Official Measurers Manual', are established for the categories.
* Velvet entries are accepted. The same minimums apply as for the corresponding hard-horned category.
The challenges facing bowhunting’s future are ever evolving. Anti-hunters and activists continue to work to destroy our heritage and redefine our way of life. Many of the privileges hunters enjoy are being trampled, but we will not let our heritage be destroyed. We will not forget our history. We will not permit these challenges to diminish the vital role bowhunting plays in our culture. For over 60 years, Pope and Young has procured and preserved the records of bowhunting and bowhunter’s greatest accomplishments. Under our watch these records will not be erased. Collectively, Pope and Young members will not allow our hunting privileges to be reduced or forgotten. Bowhunting’s long, proud heritage will not be destroyed.
Today we continue our 60-year long mission with a new brand and a renewed commitment.
A mission that seeks to Preserve, Promote, and Protect Bowhunting.