While I watched my animal through the scope and waited for her to turn broadside, I thought about the responsibility that comes with harvesting an animal and what it means to be a good steward of that life. I feel a deeper commitment to the conservation of our Wyoming wildlife and connected to our land in a wholly different way. As a life-time outdoors person, this surprised me.” – 2015 Hunt Participant.

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.

Hunting is a long-standing Wyoming tradition and a skill that honors our state’s cultural roots. Teaching women to hunt can help them feed their families nutritious food and fulfills WYWF’s mission of investing in economic self-sufficiency of women.

The event develops new hunters by offering scholarships and hunter education to women who otherwise may not get the opportunity to hunt and pairs them with conservation-minded guides and experienced women hunting partners for maximum learning opportunities.

Hosted by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation.

The Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt is scheduled to begin Oct. 10

There will be a dinner and auction open to community members Oct. 11

For more information about the hunt and associated events, visit


Photos of the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt provided by Steven Girt and the Wyoming Women’s Foundation, a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.

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