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Date Posted: Friday, May 6, 2016 | All News

     
 

The Pope and Young Club continues support of the Jack Creek Preserve Foundation

The Pope and Young Club was instrumental in funding the construction of The Jack Creek Preserve Outdoor Education Center, which now serves as the educational nucleus of the preserve’s activities.  More recently, the Pope and Young Club helped fund the replacement of 3-D targets on their range in order to keep the range operating at a high capacity. With the center’s National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF)-certified teaching staff, their range provides a perfect location for the NBEF archery field course and is open to the public.

The Outdoor Education Center offers outdoor educational opportunities for students, teachers, land managers, scouting groups and regional visitors.  With its trailhead for interpretive nature trails to high alpine habitat, sage meadows and willow creek bottoms, the Center will also soon offer exhibits on conservation, habitat protection, wildlife management, and the role of hunters as conservationists.

The Fossel family created the Jack Creek Preserve and its Foundation in 2005 to promote wildlife conservation and youth education.  The Preserve is a 4500-acre protected area in the Madison Range of southwest Montana, between Ennis and Big Sky. The property connects two separate sections of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area, extending critical wildlife habitat from Yellowstone National Park to the Gallatin Valley and northward.  The Foundation supports management of the Preserve, as well as development and execution of its programs.

The area’s plentiful streams and alpine lakes, protective forests, nourishing meadows, and undeveloped expanses provide critical habitat for nearly every major mammal species within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yet habitat gaps in this region exist. With the creation of the preserve, 4,500 acres of ecologically significant habitat that connect the north and south portions of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area were protected, ensuring uninterrupted wildlife corridors for generations to come.

The Jack Creek Preserve Foundation has served over 500 aspiring young bowhunters through its Summer Youth Camp, where they learn bowhunting and bowhunting techniques. The foundation also promotes the important role that hunting plays in wildlife conservation and to encourage safe and ethical hunting practices. Special emphasis is placed on teaching young people to respect wildlife and be responsible hunters. They also make hunting available to youth, women, and seniors, as well as to U.S. military veterans who have been injured as a result of their service.

 
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