Chatfield, MN – The Pope and Younger Membership was honored to take part within the grand opening celebration of the Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Nationwide Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri on Wednesday, September 20th. Attending the grand opening, as Pope and Younger Membership representatives have been, Harv Ebers, Pope and Younger Membership’s final residing founding member and Doug Clayton, considered one of Pope and Younger Membership’s longest-tenured Board members.

“Bigger than the Smithsonian Museum of Pure Historical past, this 350,000-square foot museum is a tribute to Native People, who have been right here earlier than us. It is usually a tribute to explorers, outdoorsmen, and conservationists who helped protect our nation’s wealthy outside heritage for future generations of People to take pleasure in,” stated Doug Clayton, Pope and Younger Membership Board member. “You’ll encounter habitats starting from desert, mountain, arctic environments, to deepest Africa, 35,000 stay fish, mammals, birds and different wildlife whereas strolling the 1.5 miles of trails. The museum is really a vacation spot for each one who enjoys the outside and desires to move on the message that sportsmen and girls are the best conservationists.”

The Wonders of Wildlife Nationwide Museum and Aquarium, positioned subsequent to the Bass Professional Outlets Nationwide Headquarters at 500 W. Sunshine St. in Springfield, Missouri, homes huge dioramas and a formidable assortment of fish and wildlife. The Wonders of Wildlife Nationwide Museum and Aquarium may even be residence to each the fishing and archery halls of fame. A centerpiece of the museum is the 1.5 million gallon aquarium that’s residence to 35,000 stay fish, mammals, reptiles, and birds, representing 700 species.

The museum brings guests eye-to-eye with the best assortment of record-setting recreation animals ever assembled. Along with 70,000 sq. toes of wildlife galleries and dioramas, the museum is residence to the Boone and Crockett Membership’s Nationwide Assortment of Heads and Horns. The museum additionally homes the Worldwide Recreation Fish Affiliation Fishing Corridor of Fame, the Nationwide Bass Fishing Corridor of Fame, the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation’s Nationwide Sporting Arms Museum and the Nationwide Archery Corridor of Fame. For extra info on the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, go to

The Pope and Younger Membership is a non-profit North American conservation and bowhunting group devoted to the promotion and safety of bowhunting by striving to extend consciousness and appreciation of bowhunting foundations, rules and values. The Pope and Younger Membership is concentrated on Honest Chase looking ethics that help the moral pursuit of free-ranging, wild recreation animals with out unfair benefit whereas selling the conservation of each habitat and wildlife. The Membership additionally maintains the universally acknowledged repository of information and statistics on North American massive recreation animals harvested with a bow and arrow.

Contact the Pope & Younger Membership workplace at: or P.O. Field 548, Chatfield, MN 55923, Ph: 507.867.4144