Chatfield, MN – In an effort to increase youth involvement in the Pope and Young Club, P&Y has developed the Junior Youth program. This program offers every P&Y youth member a chance at one of three hunts; Texas whitetail hunt – donated by Barnes Keith Ranch, Texas hog hunt – donated by Kyle Hudgins or a Kansas Turkey hunt and bass fishing – donated by Dirk Dietrich. A limited travel budget will also be available to hunt winners.
The Junior Outdoors program was championed by P&Y members, Zack Walton and Dan Evenson. Their vision was to ensure the next generation of kids have the opportunities to not only become bowhunters but also to love the Pope and Young Club as much as they do. This is an exciting opportunity to welcome new youth members into the Pope and Young family.
Youth membership is the P&Y Club is only $10. All new and existing members will be entered into this drawing. We often see promotions aimed at the older generations, but this is for P&Y youth members only. This is a great way to get our young bowhunters outside and excited about our hunting heritage.
“The Pope & Young Club has positively shaped my life as a bowhunter, sportsman and person in so many ways since I was a child,” said Zack Walton, P&Y member and organizer of the Junior Youth Program. “The relationships and opportunities that have been afforded to me through this organization are things I would like to see countless other youth hunters have. With this program, we will be able to engage young hunters in a way that P&Y has never before been able to. For only $10, a kid has a chance to win a hunt that may change their life.”
The Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of bowhunting by striving to increase awareness and appreciation of bowhunting foundations, principles, and values. The Pope and Young Club is focused on Fair Chase hunting ethics that support the ethical pursuit of free-ranging, wild game animals without unfair advantage while promoting the conservation of both habitat and wildlife. The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository of records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with a bow and arrow.