The Pope & Young Club Announces Changes To Membership Structure

Chatfield, MN - September 15, 2014 – The Pope & Young
Club is proud to announce the creation of a “Supporting
Member Category” to the Club’s membership structure.
Now, any person can become a member of the Pope and
Young Club, whether or not they are a bowhunter or whether
or not they have harvested an animal with a bow and arrow
(the criteria for the General Member category)! Examples of
individuals that could now join the Club via this category
include: former youth members who have passed the age of
18, new bowhunters who have not yet taken an animal, nonbowhunters
who support the Club's goals and principles, and
bowhunters from foreign countries who have not taken a
North American big game animal.

Supporting Membership is $40 per year and includes the
quarterly P&Y Ethic magazine. It carries no seniority towards
advancement to Regular Membership. At such time as a
Supporting Member does harvest a North American big game
animal with a bow and arrow, they can simply notify the Club
headquarters and be transferred to the General Member
category, from which they can begin building their seniority
towards eventual advancement to Regular Membership.

We encourage all bowhunters to step up and support the Pope and Young Club's mission to ensure
bowhunting's existence for future generations by preserving and promoting its heritage and values.

Online application: http://www.pope-young.org/secure/ass...pplication.asp
Downloadable application: http://www.pope-young.org/pdfs/membe...ation_2014.pdf

"I am most pleased about this change because of our new ability to engage new and novice bowhunters
from the start, instead of previously requiring that a bowhunter harvest an animal before they can join,”
says Kevin Hisey, Executive Secretary for the Pope & Young Club. “Whether you are a dedicated veteran
bowhunter or a new bowhunter just picking up a bow in pursuit of this great lifestyle, please check out the
Pope and Young Club and join us as a General or Supporting Member. Learn about bowhunting history
and heritage, be in the 'know' on wildlife conservation matters, and see why Fair Chase ethics make
bowhunting more meaningful."

Media please contact: Rick Mowery @ email: rick@pope-young.org • Ph: 989.884.3800
For information on the Pope and Young Club, please contact: Pope and Young Club, Box 548,
Chatfield, MN 55923 Ph: 507.867.4144 or online at www.pope-young.org

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