LARAMIE, WY –-(Ammoland.com)- Ms. Wheelchair USA Ashlee Lundvall, of Cody, Wyo., will be a special guest hunter at the 2014 Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt, joining almost 40 women from around the nation in this event to raise funds for the Wyoming Women's Foundation to improve the economic self-sufficiency of women in the state.
The hunt, hosted by the Wyoming Women's Foundation, will be held Oct. 9-12, 2014 at the Ranch at Ucross, located 17 miles northeast of Buffalo, Wyoming.
“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to be a part of this groundbreaking hunt for women,” Lundvall said.
“It is vital to bring recognition to the efforts of the Wyoming Women's Foundation and how it is changing lives through hunting. I am grateful for the chance to share my story with the ladies and speak to them about accessible outdoor recreation, including hunting. It is going to be an amazing weekend!”
“We are excited to have Ashlee hunt with us this year,” said Shelley Simonton, co-chair of the hunt committee. “She is a talented speaker, overall remarkable woman and an amazing champion in promoting the accessibility of hunting and outdoor activities.”
After a paralyzing ranching accident in 1999, Lundvall has been passionate about accessible outdoor recreation. She is a founding member of the nonprofit Wyoming Disabled Hunters, serves as Secretary on the board, and has participated as a hunter in the organization's 2009 and 2012 deer hunts, as well as the 2013 elk hunt, where she harvested her first bull elk.
She enjoys reading, cooking, design, teaching, camping, kayaking, hunting, and many other outdoor activities. She was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA in July 2013 and loves to travel speaking on behalf of others with disabilities. She is a stay-at-home mom, an inspirational speaker, and a teacher for computer classes at the Center for Training and Development through Northwest College. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs in 2005 from IUPUI, and earned her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 2007. She lives with her husband Russ and daughter Addison in Cody, Wyo.
About the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt
The Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt, developed by the Wyoming Women's Foundation, celebrates women's hunting as a platform to promote camaraderie and mentorship. The event helps raise funds for the organization's mission of supporting economic self-sufficiency for women across Wyoming. The hunt takes place Oct 9-12, 2014 at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming. To learn more, visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org.
About the Wyoming Women's Foundation
The Wyoming Women's Foundation invests in the economic self-sufficiency of women and the future of girls. The 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 Wyoming organizations that help 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 $700,000 into more than 100 organizations. The Wyoming Women's Foundation is a component fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation. Learn more at www.wywf.org.