Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Official World Record Topping the Charts

Central Canada Barren Ground Caribou in Velvet Topping the Charts as an Official World Record

Pope and Young, America’s leading bowhunting conservation organization, officially announces a newly recognized world record in the Velvet Central Canada Barren Ground Caribou category. Taken in 2005 by Rodney Cockeram at Humpy Lake in the Northwest Territories, this is a trophy like no other.

Originally measured in 2006, this trophy was invited to the 2007 Panel and Convention where the score was confirmed by a Pope and Young Panel Team. At that time no other velvet animals had ever been verified at Panel Sessions. In 2021, Pope and Young began recognizing velvet category World Records. As a result of this decision, this is one of many newly recognized official World Records.

“World records are always fun to hear about, but sometimes there is so much more to the story,” stated Dylan Ray of Pope and Young. “Big animals are exciting, but getting to hear the stories of the hunt, and what the process is like for the hunter who shot a world record is awe inspiring. We had the pleasure of hearing Rodney’s full story of the hunt and the world record process on the Pope and Young Podcast, and it’s a must listen.”

Occasionally, there is an area that tends to just hold giant, record book animals. Humpy Lake has proven its worth in holding giant caribou with over 34 entries having been received for Central Canada Barren Ground Caribou from the area over the years. Having this kind of knowledge about where to find big, mature, animals is one of the vital roles that our record book plays, and part of the reason we as hunters should enter our animals, so we can continue to see what areas produce healthy, mature animals.

Tune into the Pope and Young Podcast to hear the entire story told by Rodney as he relives the hunt: https://youtu.be/6eCgmq6GT9A.

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