Youth Archer Logan Shepard Achieves Pennsylvania Triple Trophy

The Pennsylvania Triple Trophy began in the 1960’s. It was originally a product of the Pennsylvania Game Commission to celebrate accomplished hunters. When the program was discontinued, the PA Triple Trophy Unlimited program took up the mantle and has been keeping records and bestowing awards since. The Pennsylvania Triple Trophy is accomplished by harvesting an Antlered Whitetail, a Black Bear, and a Wild Turkey all in the same license year. It’s a rare and difficult feat for seasoned hunters but made even more special when accomplished by a youth hunter.

Recently, 17-year-old Pennsylvania S3DA youth archer Logan Shepard accomplished this task. The Scholastic Archery Association (S3DA) was pleased to award Logan with the inaugural S3DA Conservation Award for his efforts. According to Perry County Archers Coach Carla Orris, “Logan is a dedicated archer who works hard and sets great examples for younger archers through his respect and kindness for others and conservation through ethical hunting practices. I am honored to be one of his coaches and was appreciative to be able to present him his award. He was truly thankful and honored to receive the S3DA Conservation Award and shared his hunting stories from this past year to a crowd that included other coaches, teammates, friends, and family.”

“When I started hunting this year, I never dreamed I would earn the PA Triple Trophy. It was by far one of the greatest experiences of my life and I will cherish the memories forever. Thank you to all who have mentored me and supported me. I couldn’t have done this without you,” stated Logan Shepard.

The mission of the S3DA program is not only focused on target archery but also the vital need to pass on a passion for conservation and hunting heritage to youth across the nation. Youth participating in S3DA events are learning life-long skills such as fair chase and ethical hunting, as well as wildlife conservation which are integral to the development of well-rounded outdoorsmen and women. PA S3DA State Coordinator Pete Slusser said, “Being able to celebrate an accomplishment like this on a national level shows that the S3DA program truly supports conservation and their youth membership. We were more than happy to share Logan’s story!”

For more information on the Pennsylvania Triple Trophy visit: www.patripletrophy.com and for information on the Pennsylvania S3DA program visit: https://www.facebook.com/PAS3DA.