Giant Bucks, Loads of Fun Expected at P&Y Convention

Theresa Vail

Theresa Vail, the 2013 Miss Kansas and a Miss America Top 10 finalist, will be the Friday luncheon speaker at the 2015 Pope & Young Club Convention.

Great speakers, incredible seminars, world class trophy mounts and an amazing auction packed with bowhunting gear and top shelf hunts are what you will find at the 2015 Pope & Young Club Convention.

Every two years the Pope and Young Club gathers to celebrate North America’s rich bowhunting heritage, honor outstanding examples of this continent’s wildlife, discuss issues relevant to the Club’s role as a leader in the hunting and conservation community, do a little fundraising for the Club’s Conservation Fund and talk with old friends and meet new ones! Come join Pope & Young Club members from all over North America for our 2015 gathering.

View the amazing hunts available in the Live Auction here.  

Glassing for Trophy Animals by Duwane Adams
Packing for an Extreme Hunting Trip by Jason Hairston – Kuiu
Wilderness Conditioning and Nutrition by Cameron Hanes
Colorado Black Bear Home Range Study by Lyle Willmarth and Heather Johnson
Do-it-Yourself Coues’ Deer Hunting by Phil Dalrymple
Bowhunting High Country Mulies by South Cox
Impacts of Coyotes on Whitetail Deer by Dr. Dave Samuel
Take Your Family Bowhunting by Corky, Cindi and George Richardson
Elk Hunting in the Southwest by Randy Ulmer

Shooting Clinic by Dick Tone and Tom Clum
Wilderness First Aid by Amy LePage

Friday Luncheon
Theresa Vail, Miss Kansas 2013
Theresa is an avid and accomplished bowhunter, former Miss Kansas and U.S. Army vet who credits the outdoors with saving her life. Theresa is becoming the host of ‘Limitless’ on the Outdoor Channel. Come listen to her stories and experiences.

Friday Night Recognition Banquet
Tom Miranda, fellow P&Y Member, will give the Friday night presentation “30 Years of TV – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” taken from his lifetime of producing and participating in outdoor television series.

Saturday Luncheon: U. S. Olympic Archers Brady Ellison & Joe Fanchin

Brady received his first bow at the age of 7 and killed a black bear while bowhunting at age 11. He participated in the 2008 Olympic Games, was Gold Medalist at the 2007 and 2011 Pan American Games, and was Gold Medalist at the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Archery World Cup.

Joe participated in the 2008 Olympic Trials, moved to the Olympic Training Center in San Diego and began shooting professionally in 2009. He won his first World Cup Medal in 2011, participated in 2011 World Championships and Pan-American Games, 2012 Olympic Trials and was named the Olympic Team Alternate, participated in the 2013 World Championships and won Team Gold Medal.

29th Biennium Awards Banquet
The 29th Biennial Awards will be given in recognition of the most outstanding big game animals of the last two years. All new World’s Records will be officially announced and the Club’s highest honor, the Ishi Award, may be given. We are especially pleased to have longtime member and our fifth and longest serving president, G. Fred Asbell, as our keynote presenter.