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    Pope and Young Club Announces Position Statement on Cellular Trail Cameras
Date Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 | All News

     
 
Pope and Young Club Announces Position Statement
on Cellular Trail Cameras
The Pope and Young Club, historically, has not viewed the use of trail cameras as a violation of the Rules of Fair Chase. With the invention of wireless trail cameras and other devices that can send real-time data to a hunter, all hunters need to consider how the use of these devices may affect fair-chase. While the use of a wireless trail camera is not automatically a violation of the Rules of Fair-Chase, using this technology to deliver real-time location data of the animal being hunted, would be a violation of the Rules of Fair Chase #7.

“After numerous phone calls and emails asking for clarification on the use of cellular trail cameras and other transmitting technology,” said Roy Grace, Records Chair for the Pope and Young Club. “The Pope and Young Records Committee, with assistance from the Boone and Crockett Records Committee, jointly created a policy that should provide hunters with a greater understanding of how this technology can be used in a manner that still provides Fair-Chase.”  

For clarification, receiving a wireless image (photo, video, GPS coordinate, etc.), which elicits an immediate (real-time) response, guiding the hunter to the animal would be considered a violation of the Rules of Fair-Chase. This would prohibit that animal from being eligible for entry into the Pope and Young Club's Records Program.  Fair-Chase is defined as the ethical, sportsmanlike, and lawful pursuit of free-ranging wild game animals that does not give the hunter an improper or unfair advantage over the animal.
 
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"Through the years of getting to know the Pope and Young Club, we witnessed the importance of being part of this organization. Through fair chase and ethical bowhunting, this dedicated organization of genuine individuals is sustaining wilderness opportunities for future generations. Living the outdoor adventures, and preserving our valuable natural resources, the same values pushing the KIRSCH team to go to work every day, make our partnership with the Pope and Young Club very rewarding."
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