Pope & Young Club Teams with the National Bowhunter Education Foundation for “Project Stand”
The Pope & Young Club, a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting organization announces continued support for the National Bowhunter Education Foundation’s “Project STAND.”
“Tree stand accidents remain one of the major contributing factors to bowhunter injuries,” says Mike Schlegel, Conservation Committee Chairman for the Pope & Young Club. “Sadly, tree stand incidents and deaths are an all too familiar occurrence within the hunting community. National studies indicate that approximately 10% – 30% of hunters who hunt from an elevated stand will have an incident sometime in their hunting career. Through the Club’s Conservation Program, this is the 6th year Pope & Young has helped the
NBEF to educate bowhunters across the country about tree stand safety.”
Project STAND is a comprehensive educational outreach program designed to significantly decrease tree stand accidents and deaths. It is being led by the NBEF (National Bowhunter Education Foundation) with support from the hunting industry, state and federal wildlife agencies, and the medical community. The NBEF is internationally recognized as the authority in tree stand safety education. Tree stand safety has been an integral part of bowhunter education courses for over 30 years. The NBEF works with the leading authorities in the field to produce tree stand safety educational materials such as their state of the art DVD which is included with every tree stand manufactured by members of the Treestand Manufacturers Association (TMA).
The Pope & Young Club has a vested interest in bowhunting and tree stand safety and have pledged support of $2,500 to Project STAND. This program is being strongly supported by leaders in the hunting industry who recognize that, in addition to being in their best interest, supporting Project STAND is just “the right thing to do.”