Joe says a great roster of eight, three-man teams will compete this year, among them will be the new governor of Wyoming to captain one team, team Chick-fil-A, former NBA all-star Rick Barry and his team plus five other teams of well-respected hunters. The Challenge of the One Shot Hunt, Joe says, is to be able to take an antelope with just one shot. The team that accomplishes that goal in the least amount of time wins.
The One Shot Hunt itself is a great event, but it has also led to the formation of the “Past Shooters Club”, an alumni of former One Shot participants. This group’s mission is focused on wildlife management and preservation, good sportsmanship and aiding the Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt Club. In addition, the “Water for Wildlife Foundation” was formed by members of the One Shot Antelope Hunt and Past Shooters Club. This foundation’s mission is to raise money to provide water sources to drought stricken habitat. To date, the Water For Wildlife Foundation has donated over $1-million for projects and the installation of more than 100 water wells in 11 western states.
Not only does the Annual One Shot Hunt honor tradition and provide a fun and competitive atmosphere to hunt pronghorns, but it has also facilitated some incredible conservation efforts. Joe says it’s all about sportsmen being protectors of the land and animals.
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