Laramie, Wyo.-The Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF) announced today that its scholarship application for the 2019 Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt will open March 1. WYWF founded the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt in 2013 to create mentorship opportunities for women through a Wyoming tradition of hunting. The event raises funds to support WYWF’s mission, which is to invest in the economic self-sufficiency of women and the future of girls in Wyoming. The Hunt takes place at the Ranch at Ucross northeast of Buffalo, Wyo. All hunters will be guided by licensed guides on private or public lands within an hour’s drive of the ranch. In the first two years of the event more than 90% of hunters harvested an animal. Hunters can also participate in other outdoor skill-building activities, such as fly fishing, trap shooting and workshops on cooking with wild game. Scholarships include all license, hunting and guide fees, as well as lodging, meals and post-hunt activities for four days and three nights at the scenic guest ranch. Hunters of all skill levels, including first-time hunters, are welcome to apply. Applicants will be considered from anywhere in the country, but selected applicants must provide their own transportation to the ranch. To apply, submit an online application by March 15, which includes a 300 word essay on why you would like to participate and what sets you apart from other applicants. Selections will include both seasoned hunters and aspiring hunters who will hunt as mentors and mentees in pairs with other women participants. 8-13 of more than 40 hunting spots will be awarded to scholarship applicants. Event sponsors and Hunt alumna make the scholarship program possible. Visit www.wyomingwomensantelopehunt.org for more information and to apply.
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation, which granted out over $6 million to nonprofits across the state in 2016. The Women’s Foundation builds on a permanent endowment that will ensure funding to enhance the lives of women and girls in Wyoming for generations to come. It makes grants to organizations that help Wyoming women and girls attain economic self-sufficiency, creates statewide awareness of the barriers to economic self-sufficiency, and supports systems change to eliminate those barriers. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has invested more than $880,000 into over 100 organizations. Learn more at www.wywf.org.
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