Conservation Achievement Awards
The Pope and Young Club recognize acheivments through a variety of awards based on their contributions and actions towards the future of bowhunting.
Pope & Young Club Conservation Award
Given to recognize achievement by a person or organization in the promotion of the future of bowhunting and hunting, the image of bowhunting and hunting, and the conservation and wise use of our natural resources.
- 2011 recipient: Stan Rauch
- 2009 recipient: Kelly Semple
- 2007 recipient: Denny Ballard
- 2005 recipient: Roy Grimes of the National Archery in Schools Program
- 2003 recipient: Boone and Crockett Club
- 2001 recipient: Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
- 1999 recipient: National Bowhunter Education Foundation
- 1997 recipient: Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program
- 1995 recipient: Wildlife Legislative Fund of America
- 1993 recipient: AMO's "Save our Heritage" Program
Given to a bowhunter or bowhunting organization that by their actions has conveyed a positive, good-citizen image to the hunting and non-hunting public.
- 2011 recipient: West Virgnia Bowhunters Association
- 2009 recipient: New York Bowhunters Inc.
- 2007 recipient: Ray Howell / Kicking Bear Foundation
- 2005 recipient: Camp Compass. Providing an opportunity to urban and suburban youth to experience outdoor recreation and the wonders of our natural resources.
- 2003 recipient: Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry. An outreach program obtaining venison and distributing it to the hungry. Over 12,000,000 servings in the past 6 years.
- 2001 recipient: Rob Evans and Dr. Arnold Leonard of the "Hunt for a Cure" annual A.S. Leonard Cancer Research Fund Drive. Hunters have raised over $2 million for cancer research over the last seven years.
- 1999 recipient: Cheff Center Bowhunters Tournament. Michigan bowhunters who have conducted an annual shoot the last twelve years to raise money (over $100,000) for the Cheff Center for handicapped therapy.
- 1997 recipient: United Bowhunters of Connecticut. They have raised and contributed over $96,000 to the St. Judes Childrens Hospital in the last three years.
- 1995 recipient: Indiana Bowhunters Association. They have made sizable donations to Riley's Childrens Hospital in Indianapolis.
Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award
The Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award recognizes a wildlife professional who, through their efforts, has made a significant contribution to bowhunting and wildlife conservation.
- 2011 recipient: Dr. Dwight Guynn
- 2009 recipient: Kenneth Mayer, Nevada Department of Wildlife
- 2007 recipient: Frank Rice, Pennsylvania Game Commission
- 2005 recipient: Gary Alt, Pennsylvania Game Commission
- 2003 recipient: Dr. David Samuel
- 2001 recipient: Eric Kurzejeski, Missouri Department of Conservation
- 1999 recipient: Dr. R. Ben Peyton, Michigan State University
- 1997 recipient: Robert McDowell, New Jersey Department of Fish & Game
- 1995 recipient: Jay McAninch, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources