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    Convention is a Wrap!
Date Posted: Monday, August 2, 2021 | All News


Pope and Young, America’s leading bowhunting organization, held their 32nd Biennial Convention, where they celebrated 60 years of bowhunting heritage with an incredible attendance, great auctions, amazing seminars, and capped it off with the reveal of their updated logo, and expanded mission statement.

The bowhunting community clearly embraced the return to in person meetings, with the total attendance being just shy of 1,000 archers.  With their great corporate partners and outfitters, the Pope & Young live auction had over sixty hunts and products available for bidding.  Alongside the live auction, there were over 125 items in the silent auction, that included some truly one-of-a-kind items. 


Michael Waddell delivered Friday Night’s keynote speech, one which was both entertaining and engaging for those in attendance.  A special thanks to Michael for hosting an impromptu meet and greet for over 100 people, who got to enjoy some time with himself, Remi Warren, Andrew McKean, and others, all over some hot pizza and cold beer.  


With over 120 breath taking animals on display, and ten new world records, the the Pope & Young Convention offers a big game display that can’t be seen anywhere else! 


The convention offered a great opportunity to celebrate the first 60 years, but more importantly it was a time to look forward to the next 60 years for Pope and Young.  The Organization took this opportunity to unveil a new look and logo, but more importantly, a new redefined and expanded mission.  A mission that aims to


Preserve, promote, and protect our passion for bowhunting.


Pope & Young strives to be the voice of all bowhunters; so, whether you’re a backyard bowhunter from Alabama, or chasing new world records in the backcountry, Pope & Young is for you.  A submission into the record books is not a required. A passion for bowhunting, a passion to protect and promote the sport is all that is required of current and future members.  Take a Stand with Pope and Young, and join today.    


The Pope and Young Club is North America's leading bowhunting and conservation organization. If you are a fair chase, ethical bowhunter, and you care about preserving the culture and future of bowhunting, then you belong to the Pope & Young Club.  Join today at .

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