By: Kevin Hisey – Pope & Young Club

Pope and Young Club has announced its Conservation Program Grants for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The Pope and Young Club Conservation Program, with a budget for the year of over $117,000.00, includes Grants awarded to the following projects and programs in areas of education, pro-wildlife management, pro-bowhunting, research and partnerships:

• National Archery in the Schools Program
• Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
• The American Wildlife Conservation Partners
• United States Sportsmen’s Alliance
• Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation
• Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
• University of Nevada – Bighorn sheep disease research project
• Alaska Fish & Game Dept. – wood bison recovery project
• Green River Valley Land Trust – pronghorn migration project
• Primero Conservation Outfitters – jaguar research project
• National Shooting Sports Foundation – public schools conservation videos
• The Archery Hall of Fame & Museum
• Hunting for Tomorrow Foundation
• Jack Creek Preserve Foundation – youth conservation & bowhunting education
• National Conservation Leadership Institute
• P&Y / NASP Equipment Matching Grants Program
• National Bowhunter Education Foundation’s Project STAND
• The Kicking Bear Foundation
• Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow
• Ballot Issues Coalition
• National Hunting & Fishing Day sponsorship
• Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program
• Orion, the Hunter’s Institute
• Sportsmen’s Legacy Foundation
• Center for Wildlife Information – Be Bear Aware Program
• Unallocated – defense of bowhunting and defense of bowhunting-only seasons

Included in this year’s P&Y Conservation Program plan is significant funding for a partnership the Pope and Young Club is undertaking with the Boone and Crockett Club on their television program, Leupold’s Boone and Crockett Country.

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Established in 1961, the Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of our bowhunting heritage, hunting ethics and wildlife conservation. The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository for the records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with the bow and arrow.

For information on joining the Pope and Young Club, please contact: Pope and Young Club, Box 548, Chatfield, MN 55923, 507-867-4144, –