Laramie, Wyo. – Recognizing the achievements of hunters, the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt handed out awards through a ceremony at the 7th annual Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt. The hunt was held Oct. 10-13, 2019 at the Ranch at Ucross in northeastern Wyoming. In 2013, the Wyoming Women’s Foundation produced the hunt to market camaraderie and mentorship via hunting.
This year’s hunt resulted in 43 of 46 hunters harvesting antelope.
Governor and 1st Lady Gordon attended the occasion. 1st Lady Jennie Gordon participated in the occasion as a hunter for the seventh straight year and discussed with the group her not too long ago launched initiative to finish childhood hunger in Wyoming. The 1st Lady of Indiana, Janet Amos, and Wyoming State Auditor, Kristi Racines, were also in attendance as notable hunter guests. Other specific guests incorporated Crystal Gibson of Blue Collar Adventures, Danielle Prewett, founder of the Wild + Complete weblog and Bridget Fabel of Chunky Trout Outfitters.
Functioning with North America’s oldest wildlife and habitat conservation organization, Boone and Crockett Club, the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt has structured its awards to adhere to the core principles of conservation and hunting ethics. This year’s award recipients are beneath.
ANNIE OAKLEY AWARD
The Annie Oakley Award was presented to hunters who harvested their pronghorn by firing only 1 shot through the two-day hunt. Recipients received a commemorative ring. Award winners have been:
|Janet Amos (Indianapolis, IN) Anne Beihoffer (Oak Grove, MN) Holly Brophy (Blanchard, ID) Erin Campbell (Laramie) Melissa Cassutt (Jackson) Leslie Cervantes (Sheridan) Brenda Elliott (Cheyenne) Bridget Fabel (Taylorsville, Utah) Roxanne Garaventa (Cheyenne) Crystal Gibson (Santo, Texas) Carean Goss (Sheridan) Ashley Higgins (Douglas) Molly Hughes (Jackson) Casey Jackson (Edgewater, MD) Lindsay Koenig (Belgrade, MT) Rose Ann Million Rinne (Cheyenne) Jennie Muir-Gordon (Buffalo) Trista Ostrom (Cheyenne) Kristi Racines (Cheyenne) Rebecca Rodriguez (Buffalo) Rachel Ryan (Sheridan) LeeannSmith (McConnells, SC) Karey Stebner (Rawlins) Donna Worthy (Edgewater, MD)|
ROMAN GODDESS OF THE HUNT AWARD
The Roman Goddess of the Hunt Award was presented to 1st-time huge game hunters to harvest an antelope. Recipients received a framed photo of their harvest. Roman Goddess Award winners:
|Janet Amos (Indianapolis, IN) Erin Campbell (Laramie) Melissa Cassutt (Jackson) Leslie Cervantes (Sheridan) Trisha Duncan (Paskenta, CA) Molly Hughes (Jackson) Ruth Martin (Sheridan) Danielle Prewett (Houston, TX) Letty Robinson (Monticello, MN) Rachel Ryan (Sheridan) Jaylin Solberg (Moorhead, MN) Sarah Stewart (Sheridan) Leslie Weber (Minneapolis, MN) Allison Westergard (Maple Grove, MN) Kayla Williamson (Sheridan)|
FOUNDERS’ CUP AWARD
The Founders’ Cup Award goes to a corporate sponsor group with the closest typical shot distance all group members have to harvest. It is named for the hunt’s founders.
The winner of the 2019 Founders’ Cup was the Hughes Charitable Foundation group, like hunters Molly Hughes and Marilyn Kite with an typical shot distance of 95.five yards.
This award was sponsored by Twin M Styles and Kathryn Boswell.
SUPER STALKER AWARD
The Super Stalker Award goes to the person closest to her antelope when harvesting her antelope. The 2019 Super Stalker was Leslie Eglseder (Story) with a distance is of 22 yards and her guides, Luke and Daniel Underwood (Casper). Leslie received a pair of Maven binoculars donated by Maven and her guides received a present card donated by the Sports Lure in Buffalo.
The hunt’s Roosevelt Award is named immediately after Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. president, conservation champion and co-founder of the Boone & Crockett Club. This award celebrates the variety of private character Teddy Roosevelt held in highest regard – an adventurous spirit, determination, self-reliance, and the want to give back a lot more than what is taken – all of which he believed defined what was inside each and every accurate sportsman and sportswoman. Voted on by the guides, this award is offered to the participant that had the fortitude to maintain attempting and hung difficult, win shed or draw. The Boone & Crockett Club donated a custom belt buckle and a book of wild game recipes for this award recipient.
Roosevelt Award winner: Ellen Rice (Carmel, IN)
SHELLEY SIMONTON HUNTER
Shelley Simonton was a board member of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and a co-chair of the hunt committee because the start out of the hunt in 2013. In 2017, she passed away immediately after a battle with cancer. Ahead of she did, she began a fund to enable bring a lot more single moms to the antelope hunt. This year’s Shelley Simonton Hunter was Ashley Higgins (Douglas).
About the Wyoming Women’s Foundation
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation is a priority fund of the Wyoming Neighborhood Foundation, which granted out more than $eight million to nonprofits across the state in 2018. The Women’s Foundation builds on a permanent endowment that will make sure funding to improve the lives of females and girls in Wyoming for generations to come. It tends to make grants to organizations that enable Wyoming females and girls attain financial self-sufficiency, creates statewide awareness of the barriers to financial self-sufficiency, and supports systems alter to eradicate these barriers. Considering that its inception in 1999, the foundation has invested a lot more than $925,000 into more than 100 organizations reaching all corners of the state. Learn a lot more at www.wywf.org.
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