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"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





 
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POPE & YOUNG CLUB NEWS | View All

 Pope and Young Club Announces 2- and 4-Year Membership Drive
The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce our two- and four-year membership drive featuring products from our Corporate Partner, Outdoor Edge. All new 2-year memberships receive a free Outdoor Edge ChowPal. 4-year memberships will receive the Wild Pair knife set courtesy of Outdoor Edge.
9/23/2020... »

 HHA Sports, Inc. Continues Their Strong Support for Bowhunting and The Pope and Young Club
The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce the continued support of HHA Sports, Inc. through the Club's Corporate Partner Program. Manufacturer the #1 moveable bow sight in the industry, HHA products are American made and backed by a 100% lifetime warranty. Their steadfast support for bowhunting and Pope and Young shows that HHA has a strong commitment to wildlife conservation, the protection,
9/17/2020... »

 Pope and Young Club Announces New Records Category: Non-Typical Sitka Blacktail Deer
The Pope and Young Club is excited to announce that non-typical Sitka blacktail deer (hard antlered and velvet) will now be accepted as a new category within the Pope and Young Club Records Program.
9/16/2020... »

 Xpedition Archery Renews Support for Bowhunting Through The Pope and Young Club's Corporate Partner Program
The Pope and Young Club is proud to announce Xpedition Archery's continued support through the Club's Corporate Partner Program. Xpedition Archery brings a holistic approach to the industry. The exceptional quality of their bows is equal to the satisfaction of their shooters. They produce purpose-driven products that connect individual builders to our shooters' hands in the field
9/11/2020... »
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9/20/2020 - 9/26/2020



Testimonials | View All
"I've always had a place for Pope & Young in my heart, and now I'm able to give back to the Club that has instilled strong hunting values into my life. Now itís time to pass these on to the future of Archery. Iím grateful for the partnership!"
Brandon Waddell, Owner of Mountain Archery Festival
"Xpedition Archery is excited to continue our partnership with the P&Y Club. The tradition of fair chase, ethical bow hunting is at their core and ours. We believe strong partnerships with conservation-based organizations, like Pope & Young, will protect and enhance our bow hunting heritage. We applaud the efforts put forth by the P&Y club and look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come."
Curt Headington, V.P. Xpedition Archery
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