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Gallery: Top Trophies From the 27th Pope & Young Biennium Awards

Gallery: Top Trophies From the 27th Pope & Young Biennium Awards

A look at some of the top trophies seen at the 27th Pope & Young Biennium Awards

FIFTY YEARS AGO, in 1961, Washington state bowhunter Glenn St. Charles launched the Pope and Young Club, the major records keeping organization for archery-killed big game. His goal was to give bowhunting credibility in the eyes of state game departments and the general public.




The P&Y Club has achieved that goal beyond Glenn St. Charles' wildest expectations, and on April 6-10, the Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary during its 27th Biennium Awards Banquet and Convention in Rochester, Minnesota.



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At the center of the celebration was a tribute to St. Charles, who died in 2010 at the age of 99. Even though he was physically absent from the biennial convention for the first time in 50 years, his spirit and influence clearly live on as seen in the achievements of the Club and its members.



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Bowhunters entered a record 8,717 animals into the P&Y record book during the 27th biennium, ending December 31, 2010. Of these, 102 of the largest were on display at the convention, including three new world records: Alaska-Yukon moose (249 1/8) taken by Real Langlois near Earn Lake, Yukon; nontypical Coues deer (127 1/8), taken by Nathan LaCost in Gila County, Arizona; and typical mule deer (205 0/8), taken by George Harms near Hermosillo, Mexico.

That just scratches the surface of a memorable 50th Anniversary celebration. For a complete report, don't miss the September issue of Bowhunter, which hits the newsstands the first week in August.

Here's a look at some of the top trophies seen from the 27th Pope & Young Biennium Awards Show...

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Non-Typical Whitetail 264 6/8 Kyle Simmons

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Non-Typical Whitetail 247 1/8 Scott Odenbrett

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Non-Typical Whitetail 247 1/8 Scott Odenbrett

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Typical Whitetail 188 4/8 Anthony Partington

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Typical Whitetail 172 2/8 Casey Knight

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Typical Whitetail 190 2/8 J.T. Kreager

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Columbian Blacktail 134 1/8 Michael Ratto

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Columbian Blacktail 134 6/8 Richard Heeter

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Non-Typical Columbian Blacktail 136 3/8 Cody Davis

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Sitka Blacktail 103 1/8 Tom Kothenbeutel

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Sitka Blacktail 97 2/8 Ed Fanchin

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Sitka Blacktail 102 0/8 Walter Palmer

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World Recor Mule deer 194 4/8 Matt Liljenquist

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Rocky Mountain Goat 52 0/8 Anthony Glasso

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Central Barren Ground Caribou 383 5/8 Tyler Allred

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Desert Bighorn Sheep 169 3/8 Rick Duggan

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Mule Deer 205 0/8 George Harms

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Non-Typical Mule Deer 231 3/8 Matthew Palmquist

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Stones' Sheep 157 6/8 Ricardo Longoria

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Non-Typcial Mule Deer 251 2/8 Dave Fuller

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Mule Deer Velvet 200 3/8 Paul Dallin

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Mule Deer 187 4/8 Walter Palmer

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Desert Bighorn 167 0/8 Lucy Rechel

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Stones' Sheep 154 7/8 Stacee Frost

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Bighorn Sheep 193 4/8 Don Moen

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Tule Elk 303 0/8 Rick Duggan

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Non-Typical Whitetail 261 5/8 Christopher Kiernan

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Quebec/Labrador Caribou 379 5/8 Tyler Henriksen

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Quebec/Labrador Caribou 399 0/8 Daniel Green

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Alaska/Yukon Moose 201 4/8 Camp Newton

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Roosevelt's Elk 336 0/8 Chipper Dippel

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Alaska/ Yukon Moose 209 6/8 Craig Crawford

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Alaska/Yukon Moose 197 6/8 Mark Buehrer

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Non-Typical American Elk 397 2/8 Patrick Naumann

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Canada Moose 176 4/8 Perry Cuddeback

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American Elk 387 6/8 Michael Park

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Shiras' Moose Velvet 169 2/8 Donald Hoard

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Tule Elk 311 4/8 Walter Palmer

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Tule Elk 292 3/8 Chipper Dippel

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Canada Moose 199 4/8 Dale Tucker

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Canada Moose 193 1/8 Scott Jankowski

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Pronghorn 88 4/8 Jeremiah Fauver and 86 2/8 Kendel Chetham

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