Through the support of sponsors, the Wyoming Women's Foundation is offering scholarships to pay participation expenses for women interested in joining the 2014 Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt.
The hunt, hosted by the Wyoming Women's Foundation, will be held Oct. 9-12, 2014 in northeastern Wyoming. The Wyoming Women's Foundation created the hunt to promote camaraderie and mentor-ship through hunting while raising awareness of and funds for the Foundation's mission to improve the economic self-sufficiency of women in the state.
The scholarship covers the cost of hunting on private lands, a hunting license, lodging, and meals for the event. Selected applicants will be responsible for their own transportation to the event. Applicants must be women. Ideal candidates would have a desire to learn to hunt to feed their family and are looking for mentor-ship to do so. However, the scholarship is not exclusively for first time hunters.
The application involves completing a short online essay by 5 p.m. on July 8 describing why the applicant feels she should be selected. If interested in applying, please visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org.
The event will provide a guided antelope hunt with a strong emphasis on safe, responsible hunting and mentor-ship. The field portion of Wyoming's hunter safety course will be offered shortly before the hunt. The other portion of hunter safety requirements can be completed online before participants arrive for the hunt. The hunt will provide loaner rifles for scholarship recipients if necessary.
Leading the way as the first event of its kind for women, the inaugural Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt was a huge success in 2013. Hunters came from across Wyoming and the nation to participate, including prominent leaders like Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite, who helped found the hunt. Of the 34 total hunters in 2013, 32 harvested antelope and seven women harvested for the first time.