Pope and Young, America’s leading archery conservation organization, recently inducted seven highly deserving Pope and Young members into its Hall of Fame on the 33rdrd Biennial Convention.
at 32North Dakota Biennial Convention, Pope and Young announced the creation of its Hall of Fame and inducted its first five members. Becoming part of the Hall of Fame, for an organization with so many iconic hunters and conservationists, is something to be held in high esteem. Each of this year’s inductees has played an important role in promoting and preserving bowhunting, and Pope and Young is proud to induct them into the prestigious Hall of Fame.
Inductees into this year’s Biennale Hall of Fame include:
C. RANDALL BYERS
Randy joined the Pope and Young club in 1971 and began serving on the Board of Directors in November 1983, serving continuously until his death. Randy became president of the Club in April 2002 until his death that same year in August. Randy computerized the entire records program while the records office was at his home in Moscow, Idaho. He was also very influential in combining the records office with the clerk’s office and moving to Chatfield, MN.
Kevin joined Pope and Young in 1985 and became a Journeyman Measurer in 1988, where he served as a panel judge for 11 biennia. He served as Executive Secretary for 15 years, his tenure in that position is the longest in the Club’s history. He began working for the club in 1982 and his relationship with Pope and Young spanned 34 years of dedicated service.
Larry joined Pope and Young in 1973 and in 2021 received Emeritus Senior Lifetime Membership. Larry participated in his first panel in 1979 in Salt Lake City and has participated in 23 consecutive panels since. In 1993, Larry was elected to the Board as a Director, before completing a full term, he was named President of Records and served in that position for six years. He worked hard to write the typical and atypical chapters of the first Pope and Young measurement manual, and much of the general measurement section. Larry still serves very faithfully in assisting the office staff whenever they request his help.
G. FRED ASBELL
Fred joined Pope and Young in 1966 and his first term on the Board of Directors began in 1978. He served as a Director for six years until 1984, when Fred ran for president and served as president from 1984 to 2002. Fred was the leader of Pope and Young for 18 continuous years, the longest-serving chairman in the club’s history. But to us as members of Pope and Young, he was more than a director, a member, or a president. Fred was not only a legendary bow hunter, but he was also our dedicated leader and friend. He ensured that ethical behavior and fair prosecution practices remained the backbone of our organization.
Glenn joined Pope and Young in 1975 and became a Senior Life Member in 2016. Glenn became an Official Measurer in 1981 and has been on nearly every panel since 1981, as well as eight Boone and Crockett panels. It goes without saying that Glenn is one of the elite measurers within the system having trained over 700 Pope and Young measurers. He was also a major player in the writing and development of the Meters Manual. Glenn has held and served in many capacities within the Club, including as Executive Secretary for 11 years, 1street Vice President, Director of Registries and President of Registries.
MARVIN AND JUDY CLYNCKE
Marv joined Pope and Young in 1969, followed by Judy in 1981 and was only the seventh bowhunter to be accepted as a regular member in 1999. Both Marv and Judy have been active in Pope and Young auctions. Marv has donated several beautiful scrimshaw pieces for the auction and various other prizes. Both have helped with the royal auctions in one way or another. Marv even demonstrated her skills as an auctioneer on several occasions. Marv donated over 100 bows and arrows to the Pope and Young Museum. They have actively mentored young and old throughout their bowhunting careers. Bows and arrows have often been given to youngsters to get them interested in bow hunting and the outdoors. Both Marv and Judy have received “Lifetime Achievement Awards” from the Colorado Bow Hunters Association.
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