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    2019 Pope & Young Club 31st Biennial Convention
April 10th - 13th, 2019

Pope & Young Club Biennial Convention
April 10th - 13th, 2019
La Vista Hotel and Conference Center - Omaha, Nebraska



CELEBRATE bowhunting’s past, present and future

NETWORK with fellow bowhunters

LEARN tactics and PLAN future hunting experiences

ENJOY the camaraderie

Now's the time to start making plans for the 31st Biennium Convention in Omaha, Nebraska! Convention Registration Packet are now available. You can also access it by clicking the link below. 

On-site registration will also be available during the Convention.



The La Vista Hotel and Conference Center, located in Omaha, Nebraska, will be the site for the Pope & Young Club’s 31st Biennium Convention and Awards Banquet. This property has two hotels attached to the Center - Embassy Suites by Hilton and Courtyard by Marriott. 

The convention starts 10am Wednesday, April 10th, and concludes after the
31st Biennium Awards Banquet, Saturday night, April 13th.


Watch your email for more details to come on the 2019 Pope & Young Club 31st Biennium Convention.

You will fly into Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA). The La Vista Hotel and Conference Center is located approximately 20 miles from the airport. Coming soon, we will have shuttle discounts available to/from the airport to the Hotel. Of course you can rent a car or find another transportation service if you so choose.



Convention Registration Packets are now available. Registration and ticket sales may be purchased by order form or online.

NEW Convention Packages are available this year along with indivudial ticket options. Also, check out the off-site tour activities and golf tourney.


Wednesday, April 10th
10:00 am - 7:00 pm Convention Registration Opens 
10:00 am P&Y 31st Biennium North American Big Game Exhibit Opens
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Outfitter/Vendor Area open
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Wade Phillip’s Broadhead Collection 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Outdoor Film Tour - Showing of P&Y Awarded Films
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Seminar: How to Pack for a Western Hunt - Stone Glacier, Inc. 
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: Becoming a Pope & Young  Ambassador - John Gardner & Jack Culpepper
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Seminar: Mastering the art of ground blind hunting - Keith Beam
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: Filming Your Hunt - Outdoor Film
6:00 pm - OPENING CEREMONIES - Sponsored by Sitka
6:45 pm - WELCOME RECEPTION - P&Y Pint glass provided by Feradyne
8:00 pm - Outdoor Film Tour-Presentation of P&Y Award and Q&A with Donnie Vincent

Thursday, April 11th
7:00 am - Official Measurer Appreciation Breakfast - Sponsored by Yeti
8:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration open 
8:00 am - Big Game Exhibit open 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Outfitter/Vendor Area 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wade Phillip’s Broadhead Collection
6;30 am - noon Tour - Botanical Garden/Joslyn Castle
8:30 am - Golf Tournament - Sponsored by Richardson Outfitting
8:30 am - noon Sporting Clay Fun Shoot 
10:30 am - 2:00 pm Outdoor Film Tour - P&Y awarded films
10:30 pm - noon Seminar: Bear Avoidance and Bear Spray - Chuck Bartlebaugh 
10:30 pm - noon Seminar: Backcountry Bowhunting for Mule Deer - South Cox
11:00 am - 4:00 pm 3D Shooting Event - Sponsored by Kirsch, LLC.
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Seminar: How to use Records to Determine Hunt locations - Allen Bolen
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Seminar: How to Pack for a Western Hunt by Stone Glacier, Inc. 
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Seminar: Bow Hunting Alaska DIY -  Bob Ameen & Frank Noska
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Seminar: TBA
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Official Measurers Meeting 
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 40th National Bowhunters Education Foundation’s 40th Anniversary
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Corporate Sponsor Reception - Sponsored by Bowhunter Magazine
7:00 pm - 12:00 am BIG GAME BBQ - Wild game donated by Sayerbrook
Live Entertainment 
presented by David Brinker - Sponsored in part by Dallas Smith

Friday, April 12th 
8:00 am - 5:00pm Registration open 
8:00 am - Big Game Exhibit open 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Outfitters/Vendors Area open
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wade Phillip’s Broadhead Collection
8:00 am - 10:00 am Regular/Senior Membership Meeting 
10:00 am - noon General Membership Meeting
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Outdoor Film Tour - P&Y Awarded Films
Noon - 1:30 pm LUNCHEON - Diane Miller and The Archery Hall of Fame
Noon - 9:00pm Silent Auction 
1:30 pm - 3:00pm Seminar: Bow Hunting Alaska DIY - Bob Ameen & Frank Noska
1:30 pm - 3:00pm Seminar: How to use Records to Determine Hunt locations - Allen Bolen
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: Becoming a Pope & Young Ambassador - John Gardner & Jack Culpepper
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Tour - Omaha Brewery 
3:00 pm - 4:30pm Seminar: Bear Avoidance and Bear Spray - Chuck Bartlebaugh
3:00 pm - 4:30pm Seminar: Transitioning to Traditional Archery - South Cox
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Workshop: Filming Your Hunt - Outdoor Film
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Bowsite Reception 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fred Bear Society Reception - Sponsored by Kuiu
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Cocktail Hour 
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm RECOGNITION BANQUET

Saturday, April 13th 
7:00 am - P&Y Challenge
8:00 am - noon Registration open 
8:00 am - Big Game Exhibit open 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Outfitters/Vendor Area open
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wade Phillip’s Broadhead Collection
8:00 am - 9:30 am Town Hall Meeting with BOD
8:00 am - 11:30 am Tour – Strategic Air Command
9:00 am - 3:30 pm Kicking Bear Adventure Day 
10:00 am - 11:30 am Seminar: Mastering the art of ground blind hunting - Keith Beam
10:00 am - 11:30 am Women’s Campfire Session
10:00 am - 11:30 am Seminar: Backcountry Bowhunting for Mule Deer - South Cox 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm LUNCHEON - M. R. James
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 2019 P&Y LIVE AUCTION
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Cocktail Hour

  • 31st Biennium Big Game Exhibit - The Best of the Best, and the New World's Records on Display!
  • Friday Night Keynote Speaker - Donald Trump Jr.
  • Live Music from David Brinker
  • Films from Outdoor Film Tour
  • Membership Meetings
  • Outfitters and Guides
  • Luncheons
  • Special Activities, Including Sightseeing Tours and Golf Tournament
  • 2019 Convention Auction
  • Receptions
  • Many Educational Seminars and Workshops
  • Recognition Banquet
  • Entertainment
  • Conservation Raffle Drawing
  • Photo and Art Contest
  • Wildgame BBQ Thursday night
  • 31st  Biennium Awards Banquet
Friday Evening Auction:
Ridgemaster Outfitting………….5-Day Wyoming Antelope Hunt
Fred Bear Borsalino Hat…………Add your name to this iconic piece of bowhunting history
Jack Creek Preserve……………   5-Day Montana Spring Bear Archery Hunt
Brave Glory………………………Bronze Eagle
Monster Whitetail Outfitters……5-Day whitetail deer in Missouri or Iowa
Annie Grace………………………Custom oversized queen quilt with Nebraska counties
DADG Outfitters/BSC……………6 day Spring Black Bear with Stream Fishing
Limited Edition Bear Recurve….Takedown recurve with leather case - Only 250 available
Ward's Outfitters/BSC…………..7-Day guided Arizona elk hunt for 1 hunter
Blood Origins Video Project…….Raise funds for video project. You will be named as Exec. Producer.
Rincon Outfitters…………………4-Day Ariz. Coues/desert mule deer, javelina, predators & quail
“Change of heart,” lone buck…..Bronze whitetail

Saturday Live Auction
Adrenaline Outfitters Ltd.……….5- Day Manitoba Spring Bear Hunt
Alesha Swift……………………….Cow Skull Art Featuring Ishi
Bear Track Outfitters/BSC……...4-Day Archery Antelope in Wyoming
Doug & Kathy Strecker…………Custom King-Size P&Y Quilt
Matlabas Game Hunters………..10-Day South African bowhunt for giraffe & zebra
Kendel Cheatham…………………Full-Size replica bear trap
Wizard Lake Outfitting…………...6-Day Edmonton bowzone whitetail deer rut hunt
“Fathers of Modern Bowhunting”…Saxton Pope and Art Young Bronze
Royal Karoo Hunting Safaris…..11-Night (8 hunting, 3 add-on tour) on South Africa’s east cape for 1 hunter and 1 observer. Includes 4 animals (2 from each group listing) ($4,400 reserve)
Ward's Outfitters/BSC…………..6-Day Guided Arizona Coues & Muley Archery Hunt
Crow Creek Outfitters…………..6-Day Montana Elk Hunt
Glenn St. Charles pistol…………Colt frontier six-shooter. 44.40
Kramers Kodiak Guide Service…5-Day Alaskan Sitka blacktail deer hunt
Rogue Ventures…………………8-Day Alberta archery moose, wolf, black bear
Barelas Alaskan Outfitters……..  10-Day Alaskan coastal brown bear fall hunt
Savage Bighorns Ltd……………14-Day Alberta bighorn sheep hunt
Backcountry BC & Beyond……..10-Day BC moose hunt
Perrins' Rainy Pass Lodge……..7-Day Alaskan brown/grizzly bear hunt + taxidermy
“The Challenge”…………………Bronze fighting elk
Jack Creek Preserve Foundation…5-Day Montana archery elk hunt
Tuchodi River Outfitters………….10-Day British Columbia Mountain Goat hunt
Dennis Dunn……………………..“Rocky” Halpainen memorial arrow on yew wood display board
La Guardia Ranch……………….7-Day Chihuahua, Mexico mule deer hunt on horseback
Pointer Wingshooting……………4-Night Argentina dove hunt at La Loma Lodge
South Peace/MacMillan River Outfitters…6-Day, 2 tag Alberta black bear hunt
“Provoked”……………………….Bronze grizzly
Matlabas Game Hunters………..10-Day South African plains game hunt for two
Barnes-Keith Ranch……………..5-Day Texas hunt - whitetail buck, doe, turkey, hog
Trophy Hunting Spain………….. 4-Day Spain hunt - any 1(Ibex, Mouflon sheep, Roe deer or chamois)
Canol Outfitters…………………..10-Day Back Pack NWT Caribou Hunt
Stalker Stickbows………………...Custom recurve bow hand-crafted by South Cox
Roberts Outfitting………………..6-Day Newfoundland Moose Hunt
Damara Dik Dik Safaris/BSC…...7-Day Namibin plains game - (1 gemsbok, 1 springbok, 1 impala and 1 blue wildebeest)
Muskeg Country Outfitters………5-Day Manitoba Black Bear Hunt
Castle Creek Oufitters……………7-Day Elk& Deer combo horseback hunt - Salmon River range
Fred Bear Quartz Crystal Wristwatch…Watch manufactured at DuFont by Louis Picard - 1987/88. Original cardboard packaging and display case.  All original paperwork. New, never worn. An extremely rare, and desirable piece.
Big Knife Outfitters..………………8-Day Alberta horseback archery moose hunt
Bayete Group Into Africa…………7-Day Africa hunt for 4 hunters
Savage Encounters Inc.………..7.5-Day Alberta archery moose, whitetail, mule deer combo hunt
Liberty Outdoors…………………. 5-Day Oklahoma Whitetail hunt
Billy Ellis……………………………Glenn St. Charles self-bow named “Old Patches”

Watch your mail and email for more details to come on the 2019 Pope & Young Club 31st Biennium Convetion. Banquet and Luncheon Speakers will be announced soon.

Available Tours

#1 Lauitzen Gardens - Omaha Botanical Center & Joslyn Castle - Thursday, April 13, 8:30 am.
Lauritzen Gardens is a 100-acre  living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. This garden is young, but is growing quickly with new gardens being added every year. Lauritzen Gardens is definitely a multi-sensory experience for all ages. End the private  tour with a private lunch overlooking the glorious floral display hall. In 1903, George and Sarah Joslyn completed one of Nebraska’s greatest homes— a 35 room Scottish Baronial mansion atop a hill on Omaha’s western outskirts. The  four-story house, which was completed at a cost of $250,000—about $7 million in 21st century dollars. The Castle includes a grand foyer, ballroom, library, conservatory, and drawing room. With the addition of a music room in 1907, the house totals 19,360 square feet. Joslyn Castle is on the National Register of Historic Places, and the estate is a proud member of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. $75.00 per person. Maximum of 20 people.

#2  Omaha Brewery Tour - Friday, April 12, 1:30 pm
Experience a sampling of the great beverages that the Omaha area has to offer. Tour includes stops at Patriarch Distillery, Kros Stain Brewing, Pint Nine Brewing and Nebraska Brewing Company & Tap Room. Registration includes admission and tasting at each location and transportation. $60.00 per person. Maximum of 55 people

#3 Strategic Air Command (SAC)Museum - Saturday, April 13, 8:00 am 
Discover the history behind the aircraft that helped the Strategic Air Command preserve the peace during the Cold War with a private guided tour. The museum first opened in 1959 with the mission to commemorate the aircraft of the Strategic Air Command.  The museum became well-known by giving the public the opportunity to visit an impressive array of aircraft that helped SAC preserve the peace during the Cold War. Registration includes admission into the museum and transportation. $35.00 per person. Maximum of 55 people

The Photo Competition is open to all Club members and their immediate family members. You do not need to be a “professional” photographer to participate. You need not be present at the convention to participate. All entrants are welcome.

WILDLIFE (COLOR) - Includes any normally a hunted species of wildlife (i.e., big & small game, waterfowl, predators and fish).

BOWHUNTING (COLOR) - Any activity a bowhunter may engage in, such as stalking game, camp scenes, hunting country, etc.

BLACK AND WHITE - Includes any b&w photo meeting the criteria of the “wildlife” or “bowhunting” categories.

TROPHY PHOTOS - Photos of a bowhunter and animal (i.e., trophy photos, harvest photos, etc.)

YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHER - Photos taken by kids.  This includes all of the above classifications.  Entrant must be 17 or younger.

YOUTH PHOTOS - Show off the kids! This can show kids in any outdoor activity, from hunting, to bow shooting, to fishing, etc. 

• Photo(s) must be 8 X 10 and mounted on foam core board. If you want one of your photos to be in more than one category, you must provide a separate photo for each category. Please attach form to the back of each photo submission. (download form here) 

• Entries must be received at the headquarters no later than March 31, 2019.

• Emailed photos will NOT be accepted. • Photos will NOT be returned.

If you have any questions, contact the Pope & Young Club office at 507-867-4144
or email Shannon Fogarty at
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