Signup for our free newsletter!
Home Bowhunting Museum
The Pope & Young Club Home
Support bowhunting and our bowhunting heritage!
       
Conservation Membership Convention Contact
    Heritage

"If you are not working to protect hunting, then you are working to destroy it.  A hunt based only on trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be . . . time to commune with your inner soul as you share the outdoors with the birds, animals, and fish that live there." - Fred Bear

“We belong to an era marked by tremendous growth in concern for the natural world, but also an era of unparalleled threats from population growth, industrialization, land development, and loss of biodiversity. People who are deeply concerned about wildlife often disparage hunting and ignore the fact that hunters are probably the largest, most diverse, and most important potential advocates for preservation of natural habitats and protection of wild animal populations. American lands set aside as parks, preserves, and refuges - totaling millions upon millions of acres – demonstrate the hunting community’s early and continuing prominence as a conservation force.  After we’ve lost a natural place, it’s gone for everyone – hikers, campers, boaters, bicyclists, animal watchers, fishers, hunters, and wildlife – a complete and absolutely democratic tragedy of emptiness. For this reason, it’s vital that we overcome our differences, find common ground in our shared love for the natural world, and work together to defend the wild.”  – Richard K Nelson, in his introduction to “A Hunter’s Heart”

 

Teddy Roosevelt Quotes




“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” 
- Theodore Roosevelt






 



"The great primitive outer world is still unconquered, and there are impulses withinthe beast of man not yet measured, curbed and devitalized, which are the essential motives of life. Therefore without, without wantonness, and without cruelty, we shall hunt as long as the arm has strength, the eye glistens, and the heart throbs. Lead On!"
- Saxton Pope-Hunting with the Bow and Arrow







"I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the
animal not only as a target but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature's ways of fang and claw or exposure and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow.
- Fred Bear

 

 

 

 

 


To understand the story of the Pope and Young Club, we must begin by looking into the past. There, we will find the underlying purposes and deep-rooted reasons for its creation. To read "Our History, Our Heritage, and Our Heroes," click here or on the story below.
 

 





“I walked boldly out into the open to meet the bears. I practically invited them to charge since they were reputed to be so easily insulted. At first they paid little attention to me, then the two in advance sat up on their haunches in astonishment and curiosity. I approached to a distance of fifty yards, then the largest brownie began champing his jaws and growling: then he ‘pinned back his ears’ preparing to come at me. Just as he was about to lunge forward I shot him in the chest. The arrow went deep and stuck out a foot beyond his shoulder. While this was going on an old female also stood in a menacing attitude, but as the wounded bear galloped past her, she came to the ground and ran diagonally from us. All of them followed suit, and as they swept out of the field of vision the wounded bear weakened and fell less than a hundred yards from the camera.”

- Art Young recounting his Alaska adventures to Saxton Pope





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

POPE & YOUNG CLUB NEWS | View All

 Pope and Young Club Announces Corporate Partner Bear Archery
The Pope & Young Club is proud to announce Bear Archery’s support of the club through our Corporate Partner Program! Bear Archery has proven their commitment to protecting, promoting, and preserving the passion for bowhunting by becoming a PLATINUM level Corporate Partner!
1/21/2021... »

 Pope and Young Club Announces New World Record Rocky Mountain Goat
On Saturday, December 5th, the Pope and Young Club convened a Special Panel of Judges in Prescott, AZ for a potential P&Y World Record Mountain Goat. Kaleb Baird's mountain goat scored an amazing 53 4/8 and is now the largest bow-harvested Mountain Goat in North America. This amazing goat was shot in Alaska, on September 11, 2020.
12/7/2020... »

 Pope and Young Club Announces New World Record Typical Sitka Deer Velvet
11/4/2020... »

 Pope and Young Club Announces New World Record Non-Typical Mule Deer Velvet
10/30/2020... »
PHOTO-OF-THE-WEEK | View All
Shane Redding
Wyoming County, NY
1/19/2021 - 1/25/2021



Testimonials | View All
"We are pleased to continue our relationship with the Pope & Young Club. It has proven to be a very successful union for both parties with the commitment to prioritizing conservation. I'm looking forward too many more years of working together protecting our bowhunting heritage and educating the next generation. "
Scott Sterling, Vice President of Wild TV
"3Rivers Archery is thrilled to continue our support of the Pope & Young Club. P&Y is a great organization working to bring bowhunters together, while taking great strides in support of conservation efforts. P&Y is also the leading force in promoting fair-chase bowhunting."
Johnathan Karch, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for 3Rivers Archery
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
© 2021 All Rights Reserved
The Pope and Young Club | PO Box 548, Chatfield, MN 55923