Signup for our free newsletter!
Home Bowhunting Museum
The Pope & Young Club Home
       
Conservation Membership Contact Us
    The Pope and Young Club Announces Potential New World's Record Shiras Moose
Date Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 | All News

     
 

The Pope and Young Club Announces Potential New World’s Record Shiras Moose
In the early afternoon of October 8th, 2015, Bobby Hebert of Golden, Colorado, found himself a mere 9 yards away from an incredible Shiras bull moose.  Bobby’s years of patience and countless hours of practice had paid off.  Mr. Hebert’s moose has an initial entry score that is 8 2/8 inches higher than the current World’s Record. It is yet subject to Panel Judging, which may change the final accepted score for a variety of reasons, including initial mis-measurement, unusual shrinkage, and other factors.

The current World’s Record Shiras moose is 185 6/8 inches taken in Sheridan County, Wyoming in 1987 by Richard E. Jones

“We were making our way around to where I had been calling the night before, when my hunting partner, Mike told me to stop,” says Bobby Hebert.  “He thought he could see a moose in the trees ahead. I slowly raised my binoculars to find it was the bull we had named, Yukon Jack, Mike told me to stand behind some pine trees and he proceeded to walk away. The moose seemed to watch my hunting partner disappear into the trees beyond me and started towards my direction. The massive bull grunted with every step as he walked by me at 9 yards. I took a single step and let loose with my arrow, watching it strike home. He ran off about 40 yards and fell over. When I returned with Mike to see my harvest, the bull was standing up.  I maneuvered around him for another shot, but he disappeared into some trees. We found him lying down with his head behind a pine about 20 yards away. I nocked another arrow, let it fly and it hit true. He ran another 35 yards and collapsed. I literally shed tears of reverence and joy, giving thanks to the Man upstairs.  I am incredibly grateful to have taken part in this once-in-a-lifetime hunt.” 

“The Pope and young Club is excited that Bobby Herbert has entered his magnificent Shiras bull moose into the Records Program as a pending Pope and Young Club world record,” says Ed Fanchin, Pope and Young Club’s Records Chairman. “The size of the moose is a testament of sound conservation work and game management. It’s great to know that animals of this class are currently roaming the woods. What I like most is the story behind Bobby’s hunt, and how it was a true example of Fair Chase, ethical bowhunting.”

Mr. Hebert’s moose will be entered into the current, ongoing 30th Recording Period—the biennium representing entries accepted into the P&Y Records Program from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016.  At the close of every two-year biennial recording period, numerical awards and honorable mentions are awarded to the most outstanding animals in each species category entered during that recording period.  New world’s records are verified and proclaimed, and awards are presented to these outstanding animals during the Pope and Young Club’s biennial convention and awards banquet.

 
Records | Bowhunter/Conservationist | Fair Chase | Heritage | Youth

POPE & YOUNG CLUB NEWS | View All

 Glenn Hisey Retires From The Pope and Young Club After 35 Years
On April 4, 2016, Glenn Hisey retired from his positions of Executive Secretary and Director of Records for the Pope and Young Club. Glenn has served the Pope and Young Club in various capacities since he became an Official Measurer in 1981.
8/3/2016... »

 The Pope and Young Club To Offer FREE Outdoor Edge Razor-Lite Knife For All 4-year General And Supporting Memberships
The $150, 4-year Membership with the Pope and Young Club is a fundamental demonstration of support for the protection of our bowhunting heritage and the promotion of ethical, fair-chase bowhunting.
8/3/2016... »

 Pope and Young Club announces 2016 Super Hunt Winners
The Pope and Young Club would like to congratulate Dawn Traub of Wisconsin and Dan McClure of Georgia for winning the Pope and Young Club 2016 Super Hunt drawing.
7/19/2016... »

 The Pope and Young Club Announces the 2016 Super Hunt Drawing
The Pope and Young Club is offering two exciting hunting adventures as part of the 2016 Pope and Young Club Super Hunt Drawing.
6/27/2016... »
PHOTO-OF-THE-WEEK | View All
Donald Wales
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut
6/28/2016 - 7/4/2016



Testimonials | View All
"We are very excited to be entering into a sponsorship agreement with the Pope & Young Club and are looking forward to a long and distinguished partnership, the Pope & Young Club is the leading bowhunting and conservation organization in North America. Our core beliefs of education and stewardship of the outdoors and the outdoors lifestyle are completely aligned and this partnership will benefit our viewers across North America and for generations to come."
Ryan Kohler, Vice President of Wild TV
"Sportsman's Guide is proud to partner with The Pope & Young Club in its ongoing efforts to ensure the future of archery and bowhunting, we are strong advocates of their conservation mission, which helps promote wildlife conservation and secure the heritage of bowhunting for future generations."
Matt Sullivan, VP of Marketing for Sportsmanís Guide

Pope & Young Club Home | Bowhunting | Records/Measuring | Conservation | Members | P&Y Store Info/Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use Become a Pope & Young Supporter
For information, call (507) 867-4144
Email: admin@pope-young.org
© 2016 All Rights Reserved
The Pope and Young Club | PO Box 548, Chatfield, MN 55923