Laramie, Wyo. – In its seventh year, the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt brings women from across the nation together at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming for a weekend of hunting, mentorship and camaraderie.
The event continues to find wide support across the country and bring in some big names in hunting. The hunt is excited to welcome a plethora of special guests this year including Danielle Prewett, Crystal Gibson, Bridget Fabel, State Auditor Kristi Racines, First Lady Jennie Gordon, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Indiana First Lady Janet Holcomb.
The First Lady has long been a supporter and participant at the all-women’s hunt, and is one of only three hunters who has attended the event each of its six previous years. Racines is one of two women in a statewide elected position in Wyoming. Prewett is the founder of Wild + Whole and is a wild food contributing editor for MeatEater. Gibson is an outdoor photographer, videographer and host for the hunting TV show “Blue Collar Adventures”. Fabel is the owner of Chunky Trout Outfitters, and creates YouTube videos on hunting, fishing, trailer living and wild game cooking.
Beyond hunting, the seventh annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt raises awareness of and funds for its host, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF), whose mission is to help women achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Rebekah Smith, WYWF Director, expressed enthusiasm over having so many high-profile women in attendance. “Usually, we are pleased to host one or two high profile guests. This year, we had more interest than we could accommodate, and are appreciative of the engagement of so many inspirational leaders in their fields! We are honored to have these women share their time and talent with the hunt community and raise the profile of the event.”
The Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt will be Oct. 10-13 at the Ranch at Ucross, 17 miles outside of Buffalo. The event provides training on all aspects of hunting, from harvesting to processing. For more information visit www.WyomingWomensAntelopeHunt.org or call 307.721.7007.
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation invests in the economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls in Wyoming. Since 1999, The Wyoming Women’s Foundation has granted $925,000 across all 23 counties of Wyoming. The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out over $5.7 million to nonprofits across the state in 2017.
About the Wyoming Women’s Foundation
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out over $5.7 million to nonprofits across the state in 2017. The Women’s Foundation builds on a permanent endowment that will ensure funding to enhance the lives of women and girls in Wyoming for generations to come. It makes grants to organizations that help Wyoming women and girls attain economic self-sufficiency, creates statewide awareness of the barriers to economic self-sufficiency, and supports systems change to eliminate those barriers. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has invested more than $925,000 into almost 100 organizations. Learn more at www.wywf.org.