This hardbound record book was published in 1993, and contains 510 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 4th Edition contains a complete listing of over 22,000 entries accepted into the Records in the 32 categories of North American big game through December 31, 1992. This book features artwork by Leon Parson and text on a variety of subjects including the state of bowhunting and its future and values by Dr. David Samuel and C. Randall Byers, Bill Krenz and Jim Dougherty. Two chapters, one by Arthur Young, the other by Glenn St. Charles, take the reader back into another era – the dawn of hunting with a bow.
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.