WYWF hosts annual hunt￼
In its momentous 10th 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 Oct. 6-9. A 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 Oct. 7.
“I am so grateful to say the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt is coming into year 10 very strongly,” says WYWF Director Rebekah Smith. “To think of where we started and what this event has become, I am humbled. The sponsors and the greater Clearmont community around Ucross supporting 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,” she continues. “The guides share their time and expertise to help women learn and grow as hunters. An ever-growing community of kind and generous people attend the auction dinner and online event. So many people have come together to make this event a success.”
The weekend provides women training on all aspects of hunting, from shooting and harvesting to processing. Forty-six hunters from 12 states will attend the sold out experience this year, including 16 first-time hunters.
Mentors will help new and experienced hunters sight-in their rifles, some shooting for the first time, on Oct. 6. By the end of the day on Oct. 8, strangers will have become friends lasting a lifetime. Women attending will have gained new skills and forged relationships enabling them to continue their hunting journey.
The in-person dinner, silent and live auctions and raffle on Oct. 7 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 WYWF’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 Oct. 14 starting at 7 p.m. Watch party sponsorships are available for folks looking for ways to support the hunt from afar.
These sponsors will receive 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 the 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 Sept. 23 at wyowomenshunt.givesmart.com.
This article was provided by the WYWF. For more information, visit wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org or call 307-721-7007.