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"If you are not working to protect hunting, then you are working to destroy it.  A hunt based only on trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be . . . time to commune with your inner soul as you share the outdoors with the birds, animals, and fish that live there." - Fred Bear

“We belong to an era marked by tremendous growth in concern for the natural world, but also an era of unparalleled threats from population growth, industrialization, land development, and loss of biodiversity. People who are deeply concerned about wildlife often disparage hunting and ignore the fact that hunters are probably the largest, most diverse, and most important potential advocates for preservation of natural habitats and protection of wild animal populations. American lands set aside as parks, preserves, and refuges - totaling millions upon millions of acres – demonstrate the hunting community’s early and continuing prominence as a conservation force.  After we’ve lost a natural place, it’s gone for everyone – hikers, campers, boaters, bicyclists, animal watchers, fishers, hunters, and wildlife – a complete and absolutely democratic tragedy of emptiness. For this reason, it’s vital that we overcome our differences, find common ground in our shared love for the natural world, and work together to defend the wild.”  – Richard K Nelson, in his introduction to “A Hunter’s Heart”

 

Teddy Roosevelt Quotes




“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” 
- Theodore Roosevelt






 



"The great primitive outer world is still unconquered, and there are impulses withinthe beast of man not yet measured, curbed and devitalized, which are the essential motives of life. Therefore without, without wantonness, and without cruelty, we shall hunt as long as the arm has strength, the eye glistens, and the heart throbs. Lead On!"
- Saxton Pope-Hunting with the Bow and Arrow







"I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the
animal not only as a target but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature's ways of fang and claw or exposure and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow.
- Fred Bear

 

 

 

 

 


To understand the story of the Pope and Young Club, we must begin by looking into the past. There, we will find the underlying purposes and deep-rooted reasons for its creation. To read "Our History, Our Heritage, and Our Heroes," click here or on the story below.
 

 





“I walked boldly out into the open to meet the bears. I practically invited them to charge since they were reputed to be so easily insulted. At first they paid little attention to me, then the two in advance sat up on their haunches in astonishment and curiosity. I approached to a distance of fifty yards, then the largest brownie began champing his jaws and growling: then he ‘pinned back his ears’ preparing to come at me. Just as he was about to lunge forward I shot him in the chest. The arrow went deep and stuck out a foot beyond his shoulder. While this was going on an old female also stood in a menacing attitude, but as the wounded bear galloped past her, she came to the ground and ran diagonally from us. All of them followed suit, and as they swept out of the field of vision the wounded bear weakened and fell less than a hundred yards from the camera.”

- Art Young recounting his Alaska adventures to Saxton Pope





 
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POPE & YOUNG CLUB NEWS | View All

 Public-Land Transfer Spells Trouble For Sportsmen
Most sportsmen are aware of it by now — our federally protected public lands are in serious jeopardy as politicians push for legislation to transfer these lands into the hands of individual states.
2/21/2017... »

 The Pope And Young Club Announces A Potential New World's Record Desert Bighorn
On November 21, 2016, Tony Loop of Appling, Georgia closed within 30 yards above the largest ram he had ever seen. The time seemed to stand still. Finally, the arrow found its mark
2/14/2017... »

 The Pope And Young Club Announces A Potential New World's Record American Elk
This American elk has an initial entry score that could surpass the existing World's Record by over 17 inches.
2/10/2017... »

 The Pope And Young Club Announces A Potential New World's Record Non-Typical Coues Deer
Terry Edwards' Coues deer has an initial entry score that could shatter the existing Non-Typical Coues deer World's Record. Its initial entry score of 141 5/8 is still subject to Panel Judging verification.
1/27/2017... »
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Jason Higley
Oneida, Idaho
3/9/2017 - 3/15/2017



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"Sportsman's Guide is proud to partner with The Pope & Young Club in its ongoing efforts to ensure the future of archery and bowhunting, we are strong advocates of their conservation mission, which helps promote wildlife conservation and secure the heritage of bowhunting for future generations."
Matt Sullivan, VP of Marketing for Sportsman’s Guide
"The Pope and Young Club’s commitment to ensure bowhunting’s existence for future generations is exactly why this relationship is a natural fit for KUIU. We are excited to be a part of such a great organization that has done so much to protect our rich bowhunting heritage and values. As a company committed to integrity in all aspects of our business, KUIU is thrilled to continue our affiliation with The Pope & Young Club. Their commitment to ethical hunting, conservation, and accuracy of reportin"
KUIU Founder Jason Hairston.
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