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How much does it cost to have an animal measured?

There is no charge to have an animal measured. Our official measurers are volunteers who provide this valuable service free of charge to the hunting public for the Pope and Young Club. There is a recording fee, currently $35.00, to submit the entry for possible acceptance into the Records. Once the entry has been accepted, the score becomes official and the entry will remain in the Club's archives of big game records throughout history.

Do I have to be a member of the Pope and Young Club to enter an animal in the Records Program?

It is not necessary for a bowhunter to be a member of the Pope and Young Club in order to enter an animal; the Records are open to anyone who legally takes an eligible animal. Final acceptance of an entry is at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Club. It is also not necessary for an individual to have an animal in the Records Program to join the Pope and Young Club. 
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I've entered an animal into the Records. Does that mean that I'm a member of the Pope and Young Club?

No, honoring an animal with a listing in the Records does not constitute membership in the Club. Each is entirely separate and independent. The Pope and Young Club has an active membership that supports the programs, functions and principles of the Club. The Records Program is one such program that the Club maintains. If you are an ethical, fair chase bowhunter - you should be a member of the Pope and Young Club - join today!

How could I become an official measurer?

The first step in the appointment process is to request and complete a Measurer's Application form and return it to the Club's headquarters. Then, based on the information on the application and the need for additional me
asurers in the applicant's area, the applicant may receive an invitation to attend one of the Club's measurer training workshops. These three-day limited-invitation workshops generally take place during the summer months.

Is there a time limit as to when an animal can be entered into the Records?

Before an animal can be officially measured, a "drying period" of at least 60 days must elapse. There is no time limit to when an animal can be measured and entered into the Records. We are often receiving entries for animals that were harvested in the '80s and '70s.

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POPE & YOUNG CLUB NEWS | View All

 Pope and Young Club Names New World Record Black Bear During Special Panel
On Saturday, February 8th, the Pope and Young Club convened a Special Panel of Judges in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during the Great American Outdoors Show, for a potential P&Y World Record Black Bear. Jeff Melillos' massive bear scored 23 5/16 and is now the largest bow-harvested black bear in North America.
2/13/2020... »

 Pope and Young Club Announces 2020 Conservation Hunt Drawing
Pope and Young is proud to announce our 2020 Conservation Hunt drawing. This years hunt is a 10-day ALL-INCLUSIVE Canadian Safari from Savage Encounters. The winner will receive, hunt, and all five tags - Moose, Whitetail, Mule Deer, Black Bear, and Wolf. Lodge accommodations or cabin and one-on-one guide.
2/4/2020... »

 Pope and Young Club Announces Junior Outdoors Program
In an effort to increase youth involvement in the Pope and Young Club, P&Y has developed the Junior Youth program. This program offers every P&Y youth member a chance at one of three hunts; Texas whitetail hunt - donated by Barnes Keith Ranch, Texas hog hunt - donated by Kyle Hudgins or a Kansas Turkey hunt and bass fishing - donated by Dirk Dietrich.
1/30/2020... »

 Pope and Young Club Partners with HHAUSA
The Pope and Young Club recently partnered with HHA USA to bring the archery and veteran communities together. HHAUSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization serving veterans and active-duty members of the United States Armed Forces
1/17/2020... »
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12/21/2019 - 12/27/2019



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"For years, the Pope and Young Club has worked tirelessly to achieve their focused mission to protect and defend our bowhunting heritage. Their diligent efforts have had a significant impact on past, present, and future bowhunters. We are very grateful for their efforts to preserve, protect and promote fair chase and ethical bowhunting. These ethical foundations are exactly what we, at Hoyt Archery, believe in. Our shared goals and values make our partnership with the Pope and Young Club, a natur"
Mike Luper, Hoyt Archery, VP of Sales & Marketing
"The Pope and Young Club is on the forefront of the movement to support bowhunters in their pursuits. As our brand strives to protect habitat, provide access to hunters and educate the public on hunting ethics and stewardship, we couldn't think of a better partner than the Pope and Young Club."
Ben O'Brien, YETIŽ Hunting Marketing Manager
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