Jason Rounsaville (photo above) will lead the operations of the P&Y Club in pursuit of its mission, to ensure bowhunting for future generations by preserving and promoting its heritage and values.
“Jason’s experience as Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations at Ducks Unlimited should serve him well in his new position with Pope and Young,” said Pope and Young Club President Jim Willems. “The Board of Directors spent months searching for the right person, and we are excited to have Jason in the Executive Director position. Jason is a bowhunter, and lifelong outdoorsman and his passion for our sport and wildlife conservation are obvious to all who know him.”
“As a lifelong hunter, I enjoy bowhunting as well as waterfowling and rifle hunting,” Jason said. “I graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Wildlife Science, and it was the wildlife background coupled with business experience that led me to a career in conservation. I’ve spent the last 13 years with Ducks Unlimited, most recently as the Western Region Director of Fundraising and Volunteer Relations. I’ve also had the privilege of hunting across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and Botswana. I’m excited to be joining an organization as prestigious as the Pope and Young Club and look forward to working with the members, staff, and Board Of Directors on behalf of the Club and our bowhunting heritage.”
About the Pope and Young Club
The Pope and Young Club is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of bowhunting by striving to increase awareness and appreciation of bowhunting foundations, principles and values. The Pope and Young Club is focused on Fair Chase hunting ethics that support the ethical pursuit of free-ranging, wild game animals without unfair advantage while promoting the conservation of both habitat and wildlife.
The Club also maintains the universally recognized repository of records and statistics on North American big game animals harvested with a bow and arrow. The St. Charles Museum of Bowhunting (below), otherwise known as the Pope & Young Club Museum, is located in Chatfield, Minnesota. It’s open Monday through Saturday, and admission is free (donations welcomed).
For more information, visit www.pope-young.org.