From the Pope and Young Club:
Chatfield, MN – The Virginia Governor recently placed a statewide ban on all gatherings of 100 people or more, amid a rise in coronavirus cases. This ban has resulted in the P&Y Board of Directors’ difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Convention scheduled for March 26-28, 2020, in Chantilly, Virginia. The decision to cancel the event is also part of a national effort to ensure the health and wellness of the public as we fight to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The event organizers apologize for the inconvenience this has caused attendees, outfitters, and vendors.
For questions pertaining to the cancellation of the P&Y Convention, please follow this link to our website. We have put together some information to help those that were pre-registered to navigate this process easily. https://pope-young.org/convention/default.asp
The Club’s Annual Convention is the primary fundraiser for the year and provides funding for our conservation, education, and outreach efforts. 100% of the funds from our Live Auction go directly to the P&Y Club Conservation, Education, and Outreach Program. This fund benefits programs like wildlife research, education, pro-bowhunting activities, partnerships, wildlife conservation projects, and youth programs. With this in mind, we have decided to move forward with our scheduled, “LIVE AUCTION,” as an “ONLINE AUCTION” for the hunts generously donated to the Virginia Convention. You can make your hunting dollars directly benefit bowhunting by participating in the P&Y 2020 Live Auction.
The Online Auction is currently open and accepting bids. We will be live-streaming the auction beginning at 4 pm CST, Saturday, March 28th. During the scheduled Live Auction, if you choose not to bid online, you can call your bid into the main office. To register for the Online Auction, follow the link below: https://www.onlinehuntingauctions.com/2020-Pope-amp-Young-Club-Annual-Convention_a41888
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.
Contact the Pope & Young Club office at:
www.pope-young.org or P.O. Box 548, Chatfield, MN 55923, Ph: 507.867.4144
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