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Smith & Wesson to sponsor inaugural Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt with Julie Golob

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Laramie, WY – Smith & Wesson, a U.S.-based leader in firearm design and manufacturing, has signed on as a bronze sponsor for the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt. Smith & Wesson professional shooting team captain Julie Golob will attend the hunt as a special guest. The hunt will take place October 3 to October 6, 2013, at The Ranch at Ucross outside Buffalo, Wyoming, and will be hosted by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation.

Smith & Wesson’s regional sales manager Stan Shiparski said, “We signed up as a sponsor because this first-of-its-kind event will showcase women in hunting. Smith & Wesson encourages women to take part in the shooting sports, including hunting. We began sponsoring the NRA Women’s Network this year, and our sponsorship of the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt provides us with another opportunity to send that message. Three of our shooters will participate, and I know that they are all looking forward to the opportunity to share their skills and their knowledge with other hunters while learning from this exciting new experience.”

The Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt is grateful for Smith & Wesson’s sponsorship. This new partnership will help the Wyoming Women’s Foundation continue its work to empower Wyoming women toward economic self-sufficiency. Hunting is one way women can bring nutritious, affordable meat home to their families.

The Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt was developed by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation to promote women’s hunting and recreational activities on a national level and support the organization’s mission of economic self-sufficiency for women across Wyoming. The hunt, which is the first event of its kind for women in the U.S., will take place at the historic Ucross Ranch in northeast Wyoming. It will include female hunters of all experience levels and will emphasize safe and responsible hunting. To learn more about the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt, visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org.

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms™. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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