Easton Teams with Pope & Young as Corporate Partner
The Pope & Young Club is proud to announce Easton’s support of the club through our Corporate Partner Program. Easton has proven their commitment to protecting, promoting, and preserving the passion for bowhunting by working with the club as a SILVER level Corporate Partner.
The Clubs Corporate Partner Program allows manufacturers the opportunity to help P&Y protect, promote, and preserve the passion for bowhunting and ensure bowhunting opportunities for today, and tomorrow. We have given more than 1 million dollars to conservation and education programs across North America. Our conservation programs include Wild Harvest Initiative, Isle Royal Moose Study, 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. Sportsman’s Alliance, National Archery in the Schools program, Scholastic 3-D Archery. Mule Deer Foundation, Wyoming Male Mule Deer Study and Winter Range Study, and many others.
Easton’s Plays Key Role in the Beginning of the Modern Sport of Bowhunting
Doug Easton was the founder of the Easton company we know today. His introduction to archery began with an unfortunate accident that altered the course of his life and helped spawn the sport of archery as we know it today. One day while bird hunting, an unattended shotgun, which had been leaning against a car, fell and discharged. The shot hit young Doug in both legs and the recovery kept him in the hospital for almost a year.
While recuperating from the accident, a close friend who knew about Doug’s love for hunting, gave him a copy of Dr. Saxton Pope’s bow hunting book. Doug passed the months studying the pages learning about bows and arrows. He was intrigued by the simple, effective design of archery equipment. As soon as he was well, Doug spent a great deal of time making his first bow and arrows and refining his designs.
One afternoon in 1923, a distinguished looking man approached Doug while he was shooting his bow at the range. The man complimented him on his fine equipment and asked him where he got it. Doug explained that he made his own bow and arrows. The stranger then asked where he had learned such craftsmanship. Doug replied that he had read about it in Dr. Saxton Pope’s book. The man then extended a hand and introduced himself as Dr. Pope. The chance meeting of Saxton Pope had a profound effect on the 17-year-old Doug Easton. The event, coupled with this keen desire to try the bow hunting methods he had read about over and over again, formed the basis of his decision to dedicate his life to archery. Driven by this pursuit, Doug Easton continued to improve the quality of his bows and arrows. After extensive research and testing with alternative materials, the first Easton aluminum shafts were produced in 1939.
Later on, Doug’s son Jim Easton, joined the company. With Jim at his side, Doug continued to expand production and develop new products. When the pair weren’t out hunting or attending archery tournaments, they were researching ways to continually improve Easton shafts. Under Jim’s direction the company experimented and developed their first carbon arrows and aluminum carbon hybrid shafts.
Greg Easton, the third generation in the Easton archery legacy, joined the company and later became president of Easton in 2001. Like his father and his grandfather before him, Greg combines a love of the sport of archery and bowhunting with the drive for innovation that keeps Easton on the cutting edge of arrow technology.
Since its beginnings in 1922, Easton Archery has focused on offering innovative, high-quality products that enhance the end-user’s sporting experience. Easton revolutionized the sport of archery by introducing straight, consistent aluminum arrows in the 1940s, and has been the world’s leading archery innovator ever since. As the world leader, Easton shafts are used by more bowhunters, 3D competitors, target shooters and Olympic archery competitors than all other brands combined.
“Easton Archery is one of archery’s biggest names and have a rich history with Saxton Pope, so it is incredibly exciting to see them come on as a partner of the club! I think the history of Doug Easton and him pursuing perfect arrow flight and building the best system possible should speak to us all about the art of bowhunting and the work we put into our bows and arrows.”
-Dylan Ray, Marketing Director, Pope & Young
For more information about Easton please visit their website at eastonarchery.com
The Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of bowhunting by striving to increase awareness and appreciation of bowhunting foundations, principles, and values. The Pope and Young Club is focused on Fair Chase hunting ethics that support the ethical pursuit of free-ranging, wild game animals without unfair advantage while promoting the conservation of both habitat and wildlife. The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository of records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with a bow and arrow.
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