New world-record animals highlight Pope and Young Club’s 30th biennial convention

(Pope and Young Club photos)

Pope and Young Club world records were on display at the club’s 30th biennial convention earlier this month in St. Louis, Mo.

The three-day celebration, held every two years, is where the club honors the top big-game animals taken in North America over the previous two years and recognizes new bowhunting world-record animals.

The four new records:

  • Typical coues deer, taken by Terry Edwards of San Carlos Arizona.
  • Desert bighorn, taken by Tony Loop of Appling, Ga.
  • Shiras moose, taken by Bobby Hebert of Golden, Colo.
  • Typical American elk, taken Steve by Felix of Seeley Lake, Mont.

The recognition banquet included the induction of Kathleen Gardner and Anna Vorisek into the club’s Fred Bear Society. They are the first female bowhunters ever inducted into the group.

The Fred Bear Society was established in 2012 to recognize people who have made sizeable donations to the Pope and Young Club’s Trust Fund. Fred Bear established this fund in 1985 when he made the first contribution to begin the process that would ensure a long-lasting future for the club from one generation to the next, the club said in a news release documenting the convention.

Proceeds raised during the convention through ticket sales and silent and live auctions benefit the club’s Conservation, Education and Outreach fund.

The next convention would be held in Omaha, Neb., in 2019.

— Pope and Young Club

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