This hardbound record book was published in 1999, and contains 768 pages of data. As a serious bowhunter, you certainly should want to obtain the various editions of the Pope & Young Club’s Bowhunting Big Game Records of North America. The 5th Edition contains a complete listing of over 41,000 trophies taken with a bow and arrow in fair chase and entered into the Records Program prior to January 1, 1999. This comprehensive listing of entries received by the Club includes 33 World’s Records and outstanding artwork by Michael Sieve. Informative articles on the past, present and future of the Pope & Young Club, the future of hunting in the 21st Century, ethics, the Club’s Museum, Dr. Saxton Pope, and much more, make this book one of the finest archery books every produced.
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.