Chatfield, MN – “The Traditional Journey Lives On,” is the third in a series of books chronicling the foundations and spirit of hunting with the bow and arrow. The 3-book series includes The Traditional Journey, The Traditional Journey Continues, and The Traditional Journey Lives On. All three books are available from the Pope and Young Club. The books are an easy-reading collection of stories, about how hunting with the bow and arrow can and does, positively impact our lives.
“The Traditional Journey Continues” editor, M.R. James, and “The Traditional Journey Lives On” editor, Jim Willems, note, “these books are for every bowhunter. Books designed to inspire and inform readers of bowhunting’s enduring legacy, a celebration of ‘rolling up our sleeves and getting busy’ at bowhunting.”
The journey of a bowhunter isn’t necessarily about recurves, longbows, or compounds. Whether on purpose or by accident, it’s about finding the joy and value in the heritage and traditions that make up this thing we call BOWHUNTING. It’s about relishing the challenges of the sport. It’s about experiencing the thrill of the chase, up close and personal. It’s about the hours of practice earning the perfect shot. It’s about honing your skills and relying on them. It’s about dreaming and planning for the next hunt. It’s about preserving, intact, bowhunting for future generations to share and value.
The Traditional Journey book series is Informative, inspiring, and timeless. These books are a must for every bowhunter’s library. They can be purchased from the Club for $40 each, or you can purchase the 3-book set for just $75 (plus shipping and handling). All proceeds go to the P&Y Conservation, Education, and Outreach fund. Order your copy today by calling the P&Y Main Office at (507) 867-4144.
A Traditional Journey (2007) is a creative and historically designed book about the spirit—the heart and soul—of hunting with the bow and arrow. Original manuscripts by Saxton Pope, Glenn St. Charles, Fred Bear, Nathan Andersohn, and Pat Lefemine and commentary chapters by T. J. Conrads, Dale Karch, Monty Browning, and Marv Clyncke. “How To” chapters by Fred Asbell, Dwight Schuh, Harv Ebers, Fred Richter, Fred Eichler, Jay St. Charles, and Tom Parsons.
Traditional Journey Continues (2013) is a collection of stories, bridging more than a century about bowhunting’s impact on our lives. This book features M.R. James as editor, and authors, Fred Asbell, John Gardner, Marv Clyncke, Len Cardinale, Doug Clayton, Mike Schlegel, Jay St. Charles, and Glenn Hisey.
Traditional Journey Lives On (2020) dives into the feelings and emotions we experience with participation in the varied activities known as bowhunting. Features contemporary authors, Donnie Vincent, Aron Snyder, Nick White, South Cox, John Gardner, Jim Anderson, Nathan Andersohn, Todd Brickel, and Jim Willems.
These books also document the continued success and effectiveness of the traditional bow and arrow—ample evidence of the effectiveness of the skilled archer using traditional equipment. Listed are all traditional-equipment-taken animals in the P&Y Records Program, in all species categories, entered into the Records through January 1, 2020.
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. We 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.
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