Friday Banquet Features a Passionate Address by Shane Mahoney
Friday Recognition Banquet
Friday, April 12, 2013
Hilton Anatole Khmer Ballroom
Dallas, Texas



Hunting remains a critically important conservation mechanism as well as a profoundly influential tradition in the lives of millions of people.  Its importance in launching the great wildlife recovery in North America that commenced in the latter days of the nineteenth century is beyond dispute.  How will the many changes in our society affect its future and what role must hunters play to ensure that hunting remains a force for the common good of wildlife and people in the 21st Century?

Internationally acclaimed biologist and conservation leader Shane Mahoney is uniquely positioned to address these issues.  Mirroring Theodore Roosevelt’s call to conservation arms, Shane Mahoney will deliver the keynote address and call on hunters to renew their pledge to conservation as the first and most important responsibility of their citizen activism.  Always passionate and inspiring, and deeply committed to hunting and wildlife conservation, Shane Mahoney will without doubt deliver an intense and challenging address to banquet attendees.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of hunting and conservation’s best!

Shane Patrick Mahoney is considered one of today’s leading international authorities on wildlife conservation and is beyond question one of the conservation movement’s most eloquent spokesmen.  A rare combination of poet, historian, scientist and philosopher, he offers a unique and evocative perspective to wildlife conservation issues, one that has motivated and inspired audiences around the world.  Sometimes referred to as the Canadian Leopold, he is an impassioned communicator widely recognized as an expert on wildlife management and North American conservation history and policy development. 

Born and raised in Newfoundland, Shane Mahoney brings to his work a profound commitment to wild nature, rural societies, and to the sustainable use of the earth’s natural resources.  Formerly the Head of Wildlife Research for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, he founded and is currently the Executive Director for the Institute for Biodiversity, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (IBES).  He is a recognized expert on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, and is widely credited with spearheading outreach efforts on this concept, a framework originally articulated by his close friend and mentor, Dr. Valerius Geist, and now firmly entrenched within conservation debates today.  Shane has lectured and written extensively on this issue.

Shane is the voice of the Boone and Crockett Country television series and has produced many conservation oriented films. 

Click here for a more-complete resume on Shane’s involvement in the conservation world:

The Boone and Crockett Club’s outgoing President, Ben Wallace (fellow P&Y Regular Member), will introduce Shane and will showcase the Boone and Crockett Club’s 125th Anniversary this year.

Also on tap for the Friday Banquet:

*Presentation of the P&Y Conservation Award, the Stewardship Award and the Lee Gladfelter Memorial Award.

*Recognition of the 28th Biennium Panel Judges

*Photo and Art Contest Awards

*Live Auction of a few select hunts

Check out the complete convention agenda.  Click here:

Make plans now to attend the Pope and Young Club’s 2013 national convention in Dallas, Texas, April 10-13, 2013.

Additional information about the P&Y Convention, including hotel reservations, registration, banquet tickets, auction hunts and more is on the website.

Don’t miss out on this grand celebration of bowhunting!  Network with fellow bowhunters from all over North America, check out great bowhunting opportunities in the Outfitters Area, learn from authorities during the seminars, see new World’s Records and other top animals from the last two years, and so much more!


Established in 1961, the Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to ensuring bowhunting for future generations by preserving and promoting its heritage and values. The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository for the records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with the bow and arrow.

Pope and Young Club
273 Mill Creek Road – PO Box 548 – Chatfield, MN 55923
Phone: (507) 867-4144Fax: (507) 867-4144
Web site: www.pope-young.orgEmail: