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Monday, September 23, 2013

RMEF to Sponsor Inaugural Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt

Missoula, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will sponsor the First Annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt scheduled to take place October 3-6 in Ucross, Wyoming. The goal of the hunt is to promote mentoring through hunting and recreational activities by women from Wyoming and around the country.

“The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is pleased to be able to support this first Wyoming Woman’s Antelope Hunt through the Wyoming RMEF State Grants Program,” said Jill Tonn, Wyoming senior regional director. “RMEF is committed to supporting efforts to increase our hunting heritage. This program will encourage women to step forward and learn about hunting while enjoying time together in the field.”

RMEF contributed $2,500 to assist with the event which takes place at the Ranch at Ucross, located approximately 30 miles southeast of Sheridan in the northeast part of Wyoming. Participating hunters will enjoy a weekend of friendly competition, fundraising, and other exciting activities with an emphasis placed on safety, hunting ethics, and social interaction.

"We share the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's commitment to conservation and are thankful for their support,” said Shelley Simonton, Wyoming Women's Foundation vice-chair and co-c-chair of the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt committee. “By hosting a women's-only hunting event, we have the opportunity to talk specifically about the importance of camaraderie and sportsmanship in the field, as well as encourage the growth of more women hunters while preserving our Wyoming hunting heritage, wildlife and open spaces for future generations." 

Monies raised at the event will aid the Wyoming Women's Foundation's mission to invest in the economic, self-sufficiency of women and the future of girls. The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a component fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation.

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About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
RMEF is leading a conservation initiative that protected or enhanced habitat on more than 6.3 million acres—an area larger than Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain and Great Smoky Mountains national parks combined. RMEF also is a strong voice for hunters in access, wildlife management and conservation policy issues. RMEF members, partners and volunteers, working together as Team Elk, are making a difference all across elk country. Join us at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.

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