Historical Category - Bowhunters
who have impacted the history of the sport.
Art Young's friendship with Dr. Pope is
well known and their mutual feelings towards Ishi brought together these
two men. Their hunts started in northern California, then onto Africa and
their most famous of all hunts, collecting grizzlies for the San Francisco
Museum. This hunt was in Yellowstone National park and the stories of this
hunt is well publicized. Art Young made several bow hunts to Alaska and
documented those hunts by making some of the earliest-day movies about
bowhunting in Alaska.
His travels throughout the United
States about early-day bowhunting and his first movies hunting in Alaska
showed exactly what could be done with a bow and arrow when he took not
only brown bears and grizzlies, but he also took two Polar bears. As with
his friend Saxton Pope, the largest bowhunting organization in the world
is name after both men and is known worldwide as the Pope & Young