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October 10-13, 2019

“While I watched my animal through the scope and waited for her to turn broadside,I thought about the responsibility that comes with harvesting an animal,and what it means to be a good steward of that life. I feel a deeper commitment to the conservation of our Wyoming wildlife, and connected to our land in a wholly different way. As a life-time outdoors person, this surprised me.” – 2015 Hunt Participant


The Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt was founded in 2013 by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation as a opportunity for mentoring and developing camaraderie between women.

Hunting is a long-standing Wyoming tradition and a skill that honors our state’s cultural roots. Teaching women to hunt can help them feed their families nutritious food and fulfills WYWF’s mission of investing in economic self-sufficiency of women.

The event develops new hunters by offering scholarships and hunter education to women who otherwise may not get the opportunity to hunt and pairs them with conservation-minded guides and experienced women hunting partners for maximum learning opportunities.


How can you hunt at the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt? There are a few possibilities.


Become an event sponsor! Review our sponsorship packet and become a supporter of the event.


The Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt offers several scholarship spots each year. The application for 2019 will open March 1st.  Those who apply will hear from us by the end of April. Click here to sign up to receive an email when the scholarship opens for 2019!

Send yourself!

Pay for your hunt as an individual. Contact us for details.

Join us!

Friday, October 11, 2019

6 PM: Cocktails and silent auction

7PM: Dinner and live auction

At the Ranch at Ucross, 17 miles east of Buffalo, WY


Cynthia Chace-Gray

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The Warren Ranch

2018 Auction and Raffle Sponsors

First Gold Hotel and Gaming
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Catherine MacPherson


Eric and Kelly Barlow

Casper Glass

Pure Dixie


The Honorable Nancy and Dave Freudenthal

Pam and David Sharp

SL Michaely Brug

Kathryn Boswell

Laramie's Basecamp

Keith and Renee Morris

Grand Teton Fly Fishing-sm
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Craig Johnson

Yellowstone Wildlife Photography

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Anchor Designs

Antlers Ranch

South Fork Mountain Lodge

Logan Price

Turned Antiques

Nancy Anselmi


Ruthann Kline Smith

Rebecca Watson


State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow

Diane Harrop

State Auditor Cynthia Cloud

Governor Matt Mead

Senator John Barrasso

2019 Schedule  (subject to minor changes)

Thursday, October 11

10:00 am – 3:00 pm:  Registration/check-in at the Ranch at Ucross

1:00 – 3:30 pm:  Sight in rifles (transportation provided)

4:30 pm:  Hunter Orientation

6:00 pm: Cocktails

7:00 pm: Dinner

Friday, October 12

5:30 am Breakfast & meet your guide

6:30 am: Hunting begins

1:00 – 5:00 pm:  Activities available at the Ranch at Ucross for returning hunters

6:00 pm: Cocktails & silent auction

7:00 pm: Dinner

8:00 pm: Live auction

Saturday, October 13

5:30 am: Breakfast and meet your guides

6:30 am: Hunting resumes

10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Activities available for hunters who have harvested their animal

6:00 pm: Cocktails

7:00 pm: Awards dinner and celebration

Sunday, October 14

7:00 am: Breakfast

11:00 am: Checkout of rooms


Media Guest Jodi Stemler

Growing up in central New Jersey does not lend itself to becoming an outdoors-person, but Jodi was fortunate to be raised on her family’s farm with hunting and shooting opportunities right out the back door. She went to Rutgers University and studied wildlife ecology- but then then her conservation policy/communications career kept her away from hunting for more than 20 years. She has worked with a wide variety of conservation organizations and agencies through her consulting work, but over the last few years she started freelance outdoor writing. She loves telling stories about her journey as a reactivated hunter and sharing time afield with her husband and her daughter, who is a new hunter. Her articles have appeared in a number of well-known publications and she has won awards each year for her writing. The Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt is Jodi’s first big game hunt.


Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia I. Cloud

Cynthia I. Cloud is the elected state auditor of Wyoming. The state auditor is a constitutional officer elected for a four-year term by the general electorate of Wyoming. The duties of the state auditor include being the chief accountant and payroll officer for state agencies. The auditor is also responsible for the preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report on the fiscal affairs of the state. Cynthia was elected in November 2010 to serve as Wyoming’s twentieth state auditor and reelected in 2014 to her second term. She is the first certified public accountant to serve as state auditor in Wyoming.

Cynthia has over 16 years in public accounting and is a successful business owner. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Media Guest Courtney Nicolson

Courtney is a Denver based outdoor writer, producer and editor. She is Senior Writer/Producer for Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, working on content for Sportsman Channel, Outdoor Channel and World Fishing Network. She also writes a monthly column for Women’s Outdoor News called “She Guides” which spotlights women hunting guides around the world. An avid hunter and angler, Courtney is a passionate wing shooter. She also founded Colorado Women Who Hunt, an organization created to connect real women who hunt the Rockies and spark adventures. When not in the field Courtney is a volunteer hunter education instructor with CO Parks & Wildlife and a committee member for both Ducks Unlimited and Trout Unlimited.


Donna Boddington

Donna Boddington appears on “The Boddington Experience” on the Sportsman Channel with her husband Craig Boddington, host of the show, and their two daughters Caroline and Brittany as they go on hunting adventures around the world. She has years of hunting experience from hunting whitetail on her farm in Kansas to big game in South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. She is also a member of the Prois Hunting Apparel’s pro-staff. She is a life member of Safari Club International, life member of the National Rifle Association, sponsor member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Media Guest Mia Anstine

Mia has a lifelong commitment to wildlife conservation, hunting ethics, habitat preservation and long time traditions. She loves exploring, learning and sharing life and survival in this modern day Wild West. She created her web and social sites to share outdoor findings, products, firearms, hunts, recipes, stories and news. She shares it all to inspire others to get outside, go hunting, to the shooting range or come together around the table, savoring all life has to offer. She is an outfitter, guide, hunter, mentor, firearms and archery instructor. She’s a freelance writer and presenter. She teaches and inspires others to get involved in outdoor activities. She takes pride in guiding ladies and children for their first hunts. She’s hunted rest stag, bull tahr, elk, mule deer, black bear, turkey, game birds, waterfowl, predators, varmints, hogs, carp and have more on her bucket list. To learn more about Mia, visit her website at

Remington is supporting Mia’s trip to the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt.


Jana Waller

Jana Waller grew up in the town of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and has been a hunter and angler for three decades. Earning a Public Relations degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Jana has blended her passion for hunting and fishing with her communications background, actively promoting women in the outdoors and undeniable relationship between hunters and conservation.

A bowhunting veteran of 20+ years, Jana started out hunting Wisconsin whitetails but has since traveled the globe with her bow in tow, hunting in Africa, Canada and all over North America. Appearing on national television shows such as Invasion on Animal Planet, Outfitter Bootcamp on The Outdoor Channel, and Ammo & Attitude on NBC Sports.

Jana is currently hosting and co-producing her own show called ‘SKULL BOUND TV’ on The Sportsman Channel where her adventures and her artwork are shared with millions. A ‘BONE-IFIED’ skull artist, Jana has been painting and beading European skulls for over a decade, selling her unique artwork in galleries and retail stores as well as custom designing skulls for hunters across the country.

A member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International, National Wild Turkey Federation, United States Sportsman Alliance, NRA and Trout Unlimited, Jana donates numerous skulls annually to conservation groups that help protect our hunting heritage.
Currently residing under Montana’s Big Sky, Jana is also a free lance outdoor writer. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as Bowhunter, Turkey Country, Predator Xtreme, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Texas Bowhunter’s Journal, Lady Hunter and Buckmasters as well as, The Sportsman Channel website, and

Media Guest

Barbara Baird

Barbara Baird is a freelance writer/editor. A former newspaper editor and reporter, she constantly hunts for topics of interest in shooting and outdoor genres. Barbara also publishes Women’s Outdoor News online and pens columns for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Turkey Country and Shooting Sports USA. She is a contributing editor at SHOT Business. Hailing from the Ozarks of Missouri, this avid outdoors enthusiast hunts, shoots and fishes.

Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow

Jillian Balow was elected Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2014. The State Superintendent supervises public education in Wyoming and is a member of many boards and commissions including the State Board of Land Commissioners, State Loan and Investment Board, University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, State Board of Education, and Community College Commission. Jillian is a fifth-generation Wyoming native. She taught for over a decade in Wyoming elementary and secondary classrooms and found her niche in literacy education and the professional development of others.

Jillian has an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in education from Regis University. In addition to teaching, Jillian has consulted in the private sector on education issues and served in a number of roles in state government. Prior to being elected to State Superintendent, Jillian worked as an administrator in the Wyoming Department of Education, policy advisor to Governor Matt Mead, and administrator at the Wyoming Department of Family Services. She’s also served on the Wyoming Early Childhood State Advisory Council, the Early Intervention Council, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies Board of Directors, St. Mary’s Parent Advisory Council, and various committees for charitable causes in her community.

Jillian, her husband John, a junior high principal, and their children Paiton (15) and Jack (8) reside in Cheyenne and attend Wyoming public schools.


Ashlee Lundvall

Ashlee Lundvall is a wife (Russ) and mother (Addison) from Cody, Wyoming. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs in 2005 from IUPUI, and earned her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 2007. Ashlee is a stay-at-home Mom, an inspirational speaker, and a teacher for computer classes at the Center for Training and Development through Northwest College.

After a paralyzing ranching accident in 1999, Ashlee has been passionate about accessible outdoor recreation. Ashlee is a founding member and current board member of Wyoming Disabled Hunters. She has served as Secretary and as the organization’s Facebook page administrator, and she participated as a hunter in the 2009 and 2012 deer hunts, as well as the 2013 elk hunt, where she harvested her first bull elk. Ashlee enjoys reading, cooking, design, teaching, camping, kayaking, hunting, and many other outdoor activities. She was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA in July 2013, and she loves to travel speaking on behalf of others with disabilities.


Julie Golob

Julie Golob is one of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world. She is captain of Smith & Wesson’s highly successful shooting team and a member of Team Benelli 3-Gun. A veteran of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), she was named both U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year and USAMU Athlete of the Year. She has won over 120 championship titles in seven different action shooting disciplines. (For a complete list of titles please visit the champion page.)

As a member of the Prois Hunting Apparel Pro Staff, Julie enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors. This wife, mother and veteran enjoys photography, writing, hunting, cooking (especially wild game), and sharing her love of the shooting sports. As a member of the Prois Hunting Apparel Pro Staff, Julie enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors.

In 2012 Julie authored her first book, Shoot: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition. Reviews of Shoot showcase the book as a valuable resource for current shooting sports enthusiasts, but also serve as an accessible, relevant, and intelligent guide to newcomers. In addition to authoring Shoot, Julie has also written features for American Handgunner, Front Sight (USPSA), IDPA Tactical Journal, Women’s Outdoor Wire, The Outdoor Wire, The Shooting Wire and Women’s Outdoor News.

Julie is sought out for her expertise. She is the first female shooting expert to appear on History Channel’s Top Shot and Top Guns. Julie is also an outdoor television personality, blogger and she records a monthly podcast that offers shooting tips and insight on the world of shooting sports and competition.

Julie has been featured in/on: 3-Gun Nation, AdWeek, American Handgunner, American Rifleman, American Trigger Sports Network, Benelli On Assignment, Blue Press, CNBC’s Mike Hegedus – Mike on America, Crimson Trace – The Art of Survival DVD, The Daily Caller, DownRange.TV, Front Sight (USPSA), Girls Guide to Guns, The Glock In Competition (2nd Edition), Gun (Japan), Guns & Gear TV, Gun Games, Guns Magazine, Gun Talk TV, History Channel, MTV,, Shooting Gallery, Shooting Illustrated, Shooting Sports USA, Shooting USA, Soldiers Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Tactical Journal (IDPA), History’s Top Shot, H2′s Top Guns, Women & Guns, WON Guns and more.

These awards were developed in partnership with the Boone & Crockett Club, the oldest wildlife conservation organization in North America – founded in 1887 by Theodore Roosevelt and George Bird Grinnell.


Principles: The Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt emphasizes hunter safety, hunting and land ethics, and the conservation and the proper management of wild natural resources, for an enjoyable experience for participants, guides, and landowner(s).

Hunter Safety
A safe and enjoyable hunt following the Ten Commandments of Hunter Safety:

  1. Treat every firearm with the same respect due a loaded firearm.
  2. Control the direction of your firearm’s muzzle.
  3. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
  4. Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions.
  5. Unload firearms when not in use.
  6. Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.
  7. Never climb a fence or tree, or jump a ditch or log, with a loaded firearm.
  8. Never shoot a bullet at a flat, hard surface or water.
  9. Store firearms and ammunition separately.
  10. Avoid alcoholic beverages or other mood-altering drugs before or while shooting.

Hunting and land ethics demonstrated by:

  • Abiding by Wyoming game laws and promoting reasonable shot distance and proper shot placement to ensure a safe, quick, and humane kill.
  • Showing knowledge of the game.
  • Hunting under the tenets of fair chase, including self-restraint in not using our technological capabilities to overwhelm the game, and exhibiting an appreciation for the traditions of hunting.
  • Everyone having fun and pursuing a fair chase hunt, promoted by rewarding the hunters getting closest for a shot, not the longest shot.
  • Respecting the land being hunted and the expectations of the landowner.

Conservation and the proper management of wild natural resources

  • When and where hunting happens, conservation happens.
  • An understanding of the role sportsmen and sportswomen have played in the recovery and future management of sustainable game populations.
  • Conservation and the proper management of wild natural resources by encouraging the harvest of both bucks and does (i.e. the award structure does not differentiate between bucks and does.)

2018 Awards


Awarded to all new hunters that harvest.

SPG_0673-small-cropAwarded to all individuals that harvest their antelope with one shot. (Note: If warranted, a follow-up shot must be taken to ensure an ethical harvest)


SPG_5387-small-cropThis award goes to the team with the closest average shot distance. All team members must harvest. Note: some hunters sign up as individuals and others sign up on a team. Not all hunters take part in the team competition.

This award is sponsored in part by Twin M Designs.


Maven LogoAwarded to the individual with the closest harvest shot. This award is sponsored in part by Maven Outdoor Equipment Company.


Boone and Crockett LogoThis award was named after Theodore Roosevelt, founder of the Boone and Crockett Club and the Father of American Conservation. It celebrates the type of personal character Roosevelt held in highest regard – an adventurous spirit, determination, self-reliance, and the need to give back more than that taken – all he believed defined what was inside every true sportsman and sportswoman. Given to the participant that had the fortitude to keep trying, and hung tough, win lose or draw. Regardless of the situation, they came out on top with a smile on their face. They have what it takes to succeed, both in the hunt and in life.  Voted on by the guides, this may go to a hunter that does not harvest an animal. The award is sponsored by the Boone and Crockett Club.

Thank you for your interest in the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt! Please use the contact form on this page to contact us in regard to sponsorship, hunting or questions about the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt


Contact us if you would like to sponsor!

2018 Sponsors





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Bruce and Beth White


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If you knew Shelley Simonton, then you were a lucky person. Shelley filled a room with brightness, laughter and wisdom. A statewide leader, she cared deeply and advocated fiercely for what she believed in. Two of the things she believed strongly in were empowering women to achieve economic self-sufficiency and bringing women together at the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt to hunt and mentor one another. She addressed these areas of importance in part through her work with the Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF).

Shelley served on the WYWF Advisory Board for from 2011 – 2017, including as board chair. In 2012, the opportunity was presented to the board for the Wyoming Women’s Foundation to become the founding host of the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt. As an avid hunter herself–and a champion of women—Shelley embraced the idea of hosting the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt with her whole heart. She also volunteered to serve as a co-chair of the planning committee. Under her leadership, WYWF developed the hunt into the conservation-minded and mentoring-focused event it is today.

Shelley passed away from melanoma in May of 2017. About a month before she died, she once again distinguished herself as a visionary leader for the hunt and for women in Wyoming. She generously established a fund that will become endowed and grow with the support of additional generous donors who want to be a part of her legacy. Shelley’s Fund will honor her spirit by investing in areas of interest and importance to her. The fund will primarily make grants to the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt to help ensure that hunters attending always include single mothers and women of diverse income levels, while still functioning to raise funds for WYWF.

All gifts to the fund, which is held at the Wyoming Community Foundation, are tax deductible.

Shelley’s Fund will: honor the spirit of Shelley Simonton by investing primarily in the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt and economic self-sufficiency training for women and girls in Wyoming

Hosted by Wyoming Women’s Foundation

A priority fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation