The Pope & Young Podcast
The Pope and Young Club is North America's premier voice for bowhunting. Follow us as we discuss bowhunting topics from around North America and the world with some of today's most accomplished bowhunters with your host, Zack Walton.
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Episode 1: Jim Willems
We discuss the past, present, and future of the Pope and Young Club with President Jim Willems.
Episode 2: Ed Fanchin
Ed joins us to discuss the status of the Records Program and clarify how it is used to help bowhunters around North America.
Wilderness Attitude Podcasts
The #1 Podcast For People Who Love Life in The Wilderness. Adventure, Health, Hunting, Food, Gear & Stories With an Ethical & Conservational Mindset.
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On this podcast, we sit down with Dallas Smith, who has hunted 44 consecutive years. He has an interesting perspective on sharing the outdoors with non-hunters and the journey he's taken to gain this perspective.
Harv Ebers is one of the original members of the Pope and Young Club. In this podcast, we get a chance to hear about some of his memorable stories and his life-long commitment to Pope and Young and the outdoors.
Dr. Jack Frost has been a bowhunter for over 64 years and is a long-time member of The Pope and Young Club. In this podcast, Jack tells us what he has learned over the years as an avid outdoorsman and bowhunter. He also shares some of his most memorable adventures, his brush with death, and even recites a great poem.
Tom Hoffman & Lincoln Tapp
This week, we have the honor of welcoming 15-year-old avid bowman, Lincoln Tapp and self-proclaimed bowhunting addict, Tom Hoffman. Lincoln and Tom share with us their most memorable stories and adventures in the outdoors and Lincoln tells us how Tom has mentored him over the years to become the bowhunter he is today. Also, Tom shares an audio clip of his then 92-year-old dad, reciting a song he learned in 1918.
Scott Bakken - HHA
This week's guest is Scott Bakken from HHA Sports. Scott talks about his Wisconsin roots, his passion for whitetail hunting and his new found love of elk hunting. Scott also discusses the HHA Sports Military program and the VR-22 sight which brings awareness to the 22 veterans who take their own lives every day due to PTSD.
This week's guest is Tom Nelson, host of Cabela's American Archer on the Outdoor Channel. Tom has been shooting a bow and arrow for almost 50 years and has been the host of American Archer since 1997. Tom talks about his connection to the outdoors, reflects back on getting his first bow at the age of 7 and shares many adventures he has been blessed to experience over his lifetime, including his first deer hunt.
This week we sit down with longtime outdoorsman, wildlife videographer and outdoor writer, Larry Jones. Larry has been an avid bowhunter since 1961 and has had the opportunity to hunt and film all over the world. He is a Bowhunters Hall of Fame inductee and has an Alaskan moose ranked in the top 10 in the Pope and Young record books. Larry shares some of his adventures including his first hunt in Africa, his encounter with a rooster as a child and a trip to Kodiak island with his son where their campsite was flooded and he lost $15,000 of camera gear.
This week's guest, Bob Delaney, found his love for archery at the age of 11 but did not become a serious bowhunter until he was 58. He is now an avid archer at the age of 80 and is a board member of S3DA (Scholastic 3D Archery), USAA Archery Level II Instructor and the Trust Officer for the Pope & Young Club. Bob talks about his involvement with S3DA, tells an amazing story of hunting Cape buffalo in Africa and talks about the importance of safety in bowhunting.
This week, we are joined by avid bowhunter, Lew Webb. Lew began shooting a bow when he was just 7 years old and has been hunting ever since, which was 51 years ago. Lew talks about how the wilderness effects him spiritually and shares a few stories from his childhood and also an epic sheep hunt adventure in Idaho.
Curt Wells - Bowhunter Magazine
Bowhunter Magazine editor & co-host of Bowhunter TV, Curt Wells joins me this week to talk about everything bowhunting. Curt, who has been bowhunting for over 36 years, talks about selling his first article to Bowhunter Magazine in 1985, how important practice and fitness are in bowhunting, and what he has learned from hunting with the cameras rolling. He also shares a few of his most exciting hunts, his favorite places to hunt, and how to make the perfect frontal shot.
Rick Mowery - P&Y
If you haven't heard of Pope & Young Club or would like to know more about the organization, this is the podcast for you. This week we are joined by the Communications Manager for Pope & Young, Rick Mowery. Rick picked up a bow at the age of 15 & has been bowhunting ever since. We talk about all the ways he has been involved in the sport & the importance of Pope & Young continuing to spread their mission of ethics, conservation & education to protect the future of bowhunting.
Scott Bakken - HHA and Heather Knight - P&Y
We welcome Director of Sales & Marketing at HHA Sports, Scott Bakken and Event Coordinator for Pope and Young Club, Heather Knight. We catch up with Scott & Heather about what HHA and Pope & Young have been up to so far in 2018 and Scott shares his latest adventures at some archery challenges and a close encounter with a rattlesnake on a pig hunt in Texas.
Butch Whiting & Justin Sparks - Kryptek
I'm sure you have heard of Kryptek camo but have you heard the backstory of how it came to be? We are joined by Co-Founder & CEO Butch Whiting, and VP of Operations Justin Sparks to hear the amazing story that started as a daydream in Iraq & turned into the only of it's kind in tactical hunting camo gear.
Peter Barela - Barela’s Alaskan Outfitters
Peter Barela is an Alaska hunting & fishing guide & owner of Barela's Alaskan Outfitters. Peter is an avid bowhunter who grew up in Colorado and was seeking more adventure which led him to Alaska in 1990.
Jim Willems - President of P&Y
We have talked a lot about Wildlife Conservation & Wildlife Preservation on the podcast but, there is still a major disconnect today with understanding the fundamentals of it all. So, we are pleased to finally welcome the President of the Pope & Young Club, Jim Willems, to clear it all up.
Jon Syverson - CCO of FeraDyne Outdoors
For all you archery gearheads out there, we are joined by the Chief Commercial Officer of FeraDyne Outdoors, Jon Syverson. Jon has been in the hunting & outdoor industry for over a decade and is one of the most knowledgeable people in the archery industry. Jon talks about how he got involved with FeraDyne Outdoors, how the company has become what it is today and some of the awesome products they are making to create better ethical bowhunters. He talks about the advancements in the broadheads they are making, his involvement in educating people & commissions about mechanical broadheads and how the industry has evolved over the last 30 years. We also talk about his involvement in the Pope & Young club, why it is so near & dear to his heart and why he believes every archer & bowhunter should be a member of this amazing organization.
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Corporate Partner Program Information
The Pope & Young Club is a 501 c3 non-profit organization working to protect and defend wildlife and bowhunting across North America. You may be familiar with our records program but we are far more than just the keeper of the records.
Pope and Young has given more than 1 million dollars to conservation programs across North America. Our conservation programs include Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, National Wildlife Federation Howe Peak/Deadman Sheep Endowment Fund, Jack Creek Preserve Foundation, the Bitterroot Elk Project, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation, American Wildlife Conservation Partners, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Orion - The Hunters Institute, National Conservation Leadership Institute, National Bowhunter Education Foundation, U.S. Sportsmans Alliance, National Archery in the Schools program and, most recently, a major partnership with Scholastic 3D Archery (S3DA).
We are always looking for partners to help us accomplish our mission “to ensure bowhunting for future generations by preserving and promoting its heritage and values.” We have put together some Ideas to give our partners recognition as supporters, exposure, and access to our membership. We will, once again be offering booth opportunities exclusively for our Corporate Partners during our convention to be held in St. Louis in 2017. We will also be putting together a Bowhunters Rendezvous in June of 2016. Pope and Young Club Corporate Partners will be prominently displayed throughout the 3-day event and be given a booth with the opportunity to sell and demo their gear. We expect to have 2-3,000 people in attendance. Partnering with the Pope and Young Club would be a great way to introduce your brand to our membership which is composed of very serious bowhunters. The entry-level annual partnership costs less than a single print ad. This program allows companies to show their support for bowhunting heritage and help us protect and defend bowhunting..
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