Pope & Young's Youth Bow Hunting Awards Goals
Pope & Young is dedicated to promoting the sport of bowhunting with today’s youth through outreach programs, youth bowhunting awards, and recognition of the accomplishments from our youth bowhunters. The goal of our youth programs is to expose them to the joys of chasing big game animals with the bow and arrow and create bowhunters for life!
First Harvest Award
Any youth member harvesting their first big or small game animal (that is legal in the state or jurisdiction of harvest) can submit their harvest to the club for recognition in the "Kevin Hisey Youth Bowhunting Awards" program. The youth bowhunter will receive a certificate of achievement for their harvest and recognition on the club’s, webite, youth Instagram page, and our magazine. We will also recognize any subsequent harvest by a youth bowhunter in a similar fashion if they choose to submit them to the club. A $5 award processing fee is required. Official rules and forms for the First Harvest Award are available at the link below.
Big 3 Award
The “Big 3 Award” recognizes a youth member who has taken multiple big game species with their bow and encourages young bowhunters to chase their passion to the fullest. This award can be earned by any youth bowhunter that harvests three (3) of any sex of North American big game and free ranging exotic species that are legal in the state or providence it is hunted. The youth bowhunter will receive a mailed certificate of achievement, P&Y Challenge Coin and recognition in the club’s Ethic journal and website. A $10 award processing fee is required. Official rules and form for the Big 3 Award is available at the link below.
Small Game Slam Award
The “Small Game Slam Award” recognizes a youth member who has taken five (5) out of ten (10) small game animals (that is legal in the state or jurisdiction of harvest) listed below. The youth bowhunter will receive a mailed certificate of achievement, P&Y Challenge Coin and recognition in the club’s Ethic journal and website. An invitation to the Youth awards presentation at the next biennial big game convention will be extended with a special Slammer plaque awarded to those youth members who attend. A $10 award processing fee is required. Official rules and form for the Small Game Slam Award is available at the link below.
Small Game eligible animal list:
Only a youth that has a current Pope & Young Youth Membership can make submissions for our Youth Bowhunting Programs.
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.