3rd Conservation Print (2005). "Slipping Up the Backtrail," by Desmond McCaffrey. 100% of proceeds goes to wildlife conservation and pro-hunting projects through the Pope & Young Conservation Program. Continuing the tradition of creating a limited edition conservation fundraising print in conjunction with the publication of new editions of the all-time record books, the Pope & Young Club introduces its 2005 Conservation Print. Commissioned by the Pope & Young Club, Alberta wildlife artist Desmond McCaffrey has created the Club’s 3rd Conservation Print. The scene depicts a northwoods field edge with a bowhunter’s attention focused on a small buck – in fact, the hunter is drawing to shoot. Meanwhile, a super buck emerges from the woods, totally undetected by the hunter. Any veteran bowhunter will appreciate the subtle humor and relate to the experience. 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Pope & Young Conservation Program to support vital projects in area of wildlife research, wildlife management, youth education, pro-hunting efforts and partnerships.
The challenges facing bowhunting’s future are ever evolving. Anti-hunters and activists continue to work to destroy our heritage and redefine our way of life. Many of the privileges hunters enjoy are being trampled, but we will not let our heritage be destroyed. We will not forget our history. We will not permit these challenges to diminish the vital role bowhunting plays in our culture. For over 60 years, Pope and Young has procured and preserved the records of bowhunting and bowhunter’s greatest accomplishments. Under our watch these records will not be erased. Collectively, Pope and Young members will not allow our hunting privileges to be reduced or forgotten. Bowhunting’s long, proud heritage will not be destroyed.
Today we continue our 60-year long mission with a new brand and a renewed commitment.
A mission that seeks to Preserve, Promote, and Protect Bowhunting.