In an effort to increase youth involvement in the Pope and Young Club, P&Y developed the Junior Outdoor program. This program offered every P&Y youth member a chance at one of three hunts; Texas whitetail hunt - donated by Barnes Keith Ranch, Texas hog hunt - donated by Kyle Hudgins or a Kansas Turkey hunt and bass fishing - donated by Dirk Dietrich. All new and existing youth members were entered into the drawing, held on the evening of August 4th using random number generator online.
Congratulations to the winners of the three hunts!
Barnes/Keith Ranch Texas Whitetail hunt - Pierre Van Tonder (South Africa)
Texas hog hunt - Carson Niles (Michigan)
Kansas Turkey hunt & Bass fishing - Christopher Pirrello (New Jersey)
The Junior Outdoors program was championed by P&Y members, Zack Walton and Dan Evenson. Their vision was to ensure that the next generation of kids have the opportunities to become bowhunters and love the Pope and Young Club as much as they do. The Junior Outdoors Program drawing was an exciting opportunity to welcome new youth members into the Pope and Young family.
"Getting the next generation involved in the outdoors is more important than ever,” said Zack Walton, P&Y member and organizer of the Junior Youth Program. “Having programs to get kids outdoors for an adventure of a lifetime shows the commitment that Pope and Young, its members and sponsors have, to keep our youth hooked on the outdoor way of life for decades to come."