Why go out on an antelope hunt? Marilyn Kite, one of the women who came up with the idea said to Wyoming Public Radio, “We’ve found it to be just great recreation, lots of fun, and the camaraderie of it is why you do it really. But we also really like the meat.”
Who can blame her? If you’ve ever had antelope meat, it’s amazing stuff.
Wyoming Women’s Foundation decided to have their first Women’s Antelope hunt this year, as a way to teach women self-sufficiency and independence, and mother nature did not disappoint. Here’s the rundown of this great event:
Step 1: Waiting, and One Huge Storm
The snowstorm blew in the night before leaving everyone without power the next morning. Nonetheless, as the day went on, there was still plenty of fun to be had.
Step 2: Getting Out there
It was a chilly day at 29 degrees, but they set off with the group and their guides, ready to take on the herd.
Step 3: Getting it Done
Of all the women on the trip, 32 out of 34 went on to harvest an Antelope…not bad! One of the guides, Fred Williams (featured here) said that “women often make good hunters because they’re often more focused and patient than men.” Here is Tara Heaton and Crystal Mayfield posing with their harvest on the second day of the hunt.
In a story by Irina Zhorov for Wyoming Public Radio, she followed the women on this event to capture just what it takes to get the big harvest.
Photo Credits Irina Zhorov, with the final image credited to Fred Williams