Each year the event hosts 40 women from all over the country supported by corporate sponsorships, scholarships and individual hunters.
The foundation is seeking sponsors for this year's event. Based on its level of contribution, each sponsor will have the opportunity to invite women to hunt at the event.
Founded in 2013, the country's first all-women's antelope hunt works to raise awareness and funds for the foundation's mission to improve the economic self-sufficiency of Wyoming women.
Since inception, it has raised more than $280,000 to help carry out its work. The hunt benefits participants through a focus on mentoring and developing camaraderie between women.
Experienced hunters act as mentors and share their knowledge, experience and passion for hunting with a new or less experienced hunter. Each pair hunts with a guide. Hunters of all experience levels are welcome.
“In the past four years this event has grown into a truly powerful tradition for women–and for Wyoming,” said retired Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kite who co-chairs the hunt planning committee. “We look forward to continuing the tradition for the fifth year–and hopefully long into the future.”
The hunt honors Wyoming's hunting traditions and culture while also teaching women how to harvest, process and cook the game meat. Skills learned at the event help women provide nutritious food to their families.
The weekend includes a fundraising auction dinner open to the public. The dinner will take place at the Ranch at Ucross on Friday, Oct. 13. State and local officials often attend the dinner in support of the event and the foundation.
Tickets and dinner table sponsorships are available on the hunt website. The foundation is also seeking in-kind donations for the auction dinner on Oct. 13.
Please visit their website for more information on full event or dinner sponsorship and individual participation, including scholarships.
About the Wyoming Women’s Foundation:
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out over $6.1 million to nonprofits across the state in 2015. 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 $775,000 into almost 100 organizations.
Learn more at www.wywf.org.