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   World Records by Species (click Species for record details and photo)
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Hunter: Jeff Melillo
Score: 23 5/16
Location: Morris County, NJ
Year Taken: 10/14/19
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  Black Bear
Hunter: Robert J. Shuttleworth, Jr.
Score: 23 3/16
Location: Mendocino County, CA
Year Taken: 9/4/1993
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  Black Bear
Hunter: Rob Evans
Score: 22 13/16
Location: Olha, MAN
Year Taken: 5/28/2008
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Hunter: Dakota Relyea
Score: 22 13/16
Location: Tioga County, NY
Year Taken: 10/5/17
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  Black Bear
Hunter: Duane Helland
Score: 22 11/16
Location: Chippewa County, WI
Year Taken: 9/4/2003
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  Black Bear
Hunter: Dave Sutton
Score: 22 9/16
Location: Jackson County, WI
Year Taken: 9/3/2014
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Hunter: Harrison Shirley
Score: 22 9/16
Location: Garfield County, CO
Year Taken: 9/7/18
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  Black Bear
Hunter: Thad Surrett
Score: 22 8/16
Location: Haywood County, NC
Year Taken: 11/12/2008
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Hunter: G. Murphy/ V. Ryan
Score: 22 8/16
Location: Kanawha County, WV
Year Taken: 1/20/1991
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  Black Bear
Hunter: Joseph Breeggemann
Score: 22 8/16
Location: Polk County, WI
Year Taken: 9/4/2013
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 The Wildlife Law Enforcement Award
We recently honored Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer Evan Jones with the Pope & Young Club’s Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer Award. This award acknowledges wildlife law enforcement officers for outstanding work related to wildlife violations associated with the Club’s 29 recognized big game species.
9/21/2021... »

 Pope and Young Announces New Corporate Partner: Universal Outdoor Products
Universal Outdoor Products Joins Pope & Young as Platinum Level Corporate Partner.
9/13/2021... »

 The Pope and Young Stewardship Award
We recently honored the United Bowhunters of New Jersey (UBNJ) with the P&Y Stewardship award during the 2021 Award Ceremonies at their 32nd Biennial Convention in Reno, NV. The Stewardship Award is given to a bowhunter or bowhunting organization that, by their actions, has conveyed a positive image of bowhunting and bowhunters to both the hunting and non-hunting public.
9/7/2021... »

 Nevada Department of Wildlife Honored at Pope and Young Convention
Pope and Young, America’s leading bowhunting organization recently honored the Nevada Department of Wildlife with the Pope and Young Conservation Award.
8/31/2021... »
Robert R. Spratt
Barber County, KS
5/18/2021 - 5/24/2021

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