wyoming women's foundation

The Wyoming Women’s annual Antelope Hunt kicks off today. The three day event is sponsored by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and brings together 40 female hunters, including guest hunter and speaker Ashlee Lundvall. Lundvall is Ms. Wheelchair USA 2013-2014, and helped found the non-profit Wyoming Disabled Hunters.

Zachary Wheeler

Today marks the first day of the Wyoming Women’s annual Antelope Hunt.

The three-day event is sponsored by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and brings together 40 women hunters, including guest hunter Ashlee Lundvall, this year’s Ms. Wheelchair USA.

In addition to her pageant title, Lundvall is a stay at home mom and she says that means she contributes to her family’s economic self-sufficiency because it saves them money on childcare.

The inaugural Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt will run from October third through the sixth.

The event in outside Sheridan hopes to promote hunting as a women’s sport and to encourage self-sufficiency. Women will team up for the hunt, with more knowledgeable hunters mentoring less experienced women.  

Crystal Mayfield will be attending the hunt on a scholarship.  She’s an experienced hunter, and she’s been asked to be a mentor.