Clearmont, Wyo – In its momentous tenth year, the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt will bring women from across the nation together at the Ranch at Ucross in northeast Wyoming for a weekend of hunting, mentorship and camaraderie from October 6-9. One much-anticipated event in a meaningful and exciting weekend of hunting and camaraderie is the annual silent and live Auction Dinner. The Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF) will again host 300 guests, hunters, guides and volunteers under a tent at the Ranch at Ucross for a festive evening of fun and fundraising on Friday, October 7.
“I am so grateful to say that the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt is coming into year 10 very strongly. To think of where we started and what this event has become, I am humbled. The sponsors and the greater Clearmont community around Ucross that have supported this event since day-one took a chance on a new thing in 2013 and have made it a Wyoming institution. Local landowners have invited us back each year. The guides share their time and expertise to help the women learn and grow as hunters. An ever-growing community of kind and generous people attend our Auction Dinner and Online Event. So many people have come together to make this event a success.” says Rebekah Smith, WYWF Director.
The weekend provides training on all aspects of hunting, from shooting and harvesting to processing. 46 women hunters from 12 states will attend the sold out experience this year, including 16 first-time hunters. Mentors will help the new and experienced hunters sight-in their rifles, some shooting for the first time, on Thursday, October 6. By the end of the day on Saturday, October 8, strangers will have become friends that will last a lifetime. Women attending will have gained new skills, and forged relationships that will enable them to continue their hunting journey.
The in-person dinner, silent and live auctions and raffle on October 7, 2022, at the Ranch at Ucross is sold out for 2022. However, there are still ways to get involved!
First, Auction Dinner Sponsorships are available to underwrite tables for hunters, volunteers and guides. Sponsorships benefit members of the hunt community and help raise funds for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation’s larger mission: to help women achieve economic self- sufficiency and provide opportunities for girls.
Second, supporters are invited to join the Online Event featuring raffles, a silent auction and a live-streamed recap video of the 2022 event premiering one week after the in-person hunt on October 14 starting at 7 pm. Watch Party Sponsorships are available for folks looking for ways to support the hunt from afar. These sponsors will receive the promotional benefits and dinner
or appetizer packages featuring Wyoming-sourced food and drinks. Sponsorships also include opportunities to be a part of the live-stream and say hello to our audience. Individuals and groups can register to join the online event and review sponsorship benefits including details on dinner and appetizer packages. Watch Party sponsorships can be purchased until September 23 at WyoWomensHunt.givesmart.com.
For more information visit www.WyomingWomensAntelopeHunt.org or call 307.721.7007.
The story of the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt:
The Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt was founded in 2013 by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF) as an opportunity for mentoring and developing camaraderie between women and to raise funds for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation’s work for women and girls.
Teaching women to hunt can help them feed their families nutritious food and fulfills WYWF’s mission of investing in the economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls in Wyoming. The event emphasizes hunter safety, ethical hunting practices, and conservation of natural resources. Click here to learn more about the Spirit of the Hunt.
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About the Wyoming Women’s Foundation
Established in 1999, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF) is one of a family of funds held at the Wyoming Community Foundation. WYWF makes grants and spearheads initiatives that benefit women and girls as well as our communities overall. As a statewide leader dedicated to promoting women and girls, we leverage funds through our endowment, and grantmaking is focused on lasting change.
Learn more about the Wyoming Women’s Foundation by visiting wywf.org