Recognizing the achievements of hunters, Ashlee Lundvall, 2013 Ms. Wheelchair USA and a special guest hunter at the 2014 hunt, handed out awards during a ceremony at the fifth annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt.
The hunt was held Oct. 11-14, 2018 at the Ranch at Ucross in northeastern Wyoming. In 2013, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation created the hunt to promote camaraderie and mentorship through hunting. The event dinner and auction, which this year had a sold-out crowd of 300, also raised funds for grants and special projects that help Wyoming’s women and girls achieve economic self-sufficiency. This year’s hunt resulted in 35 of 36 hunters harvesting antelope.
The Annie Oakley Award was presented to hunters who harvested their pronghorn by firing only one shot during the two-day hunt. Local Annie Oakley Award winners include:
*Rebecca Rodriguez – Buffalo
The Roman Goddess of the Hunt Award was presented to first-time big game hunters who harvested an antelope. Local Roman Goddess Award winners include:
* Rachael Esh – Sheridan
Next year’s event is slated for Oct. 10-13, 2019.