Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Pope and Young Introduces New Field Judging Championship

Prove your skills at field judging Big Game at the National Pope and Young Field Judging Championship

May 3, 2022- Pope & Young is proud to introduce the First Annual National Field Judging Championship. This first of its kind event gives big game enthusiasts a chance to field judge and test their abilities to judge an animal on the hoof.

Each contestant will have the chance to field judge different animals representing 5-6 different species. Contestants will have a set amount of time to judge each animal from varying distances of 50-100 yards away. The “Rent Guns and Gears” optics observation deck will provide multiple tripods with spotting scopes and binoculars. Each animal will be scored from the optics platform, with contestants providing a net score. Additionally, each entrant will guess the gross score and outside width for tie breaking purposes.

The top 3 contestants in each species will be recognized. 1st place will receive 5 points, 2nd place will receive 3 points, and 3rd place will receive 1 point. The person with the most accumulative points will be the overall winner for that event.

“Folks are always arguing about who’s the best at judging animals in the field, well now you can put your skills to the test” says Dylan Ray of Pope and Young. “Some guys spend months behind glass looking at animals, and now you get to prove just how good you are with a good set of optics.”

We are proud to partner with Rent Guns and Gear to help present the very first competition in Ogden, UT at the Bakcou Center – Weber County Archery Park on May 14th. Come out and be a part of the inaugural Pope and Young Field Judging Championship.

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