(Western Sportsman team member Tom Scarlett. Joshua Scheer photo)
(Lander, Wyo.) – One Shot Antelope Hunters are out in the country this morning, eight teams competing to get the quickest one shot harvests.
The annual hunting competition pits the teams of three against each other on the opening day of the antelope season. Single-shot harvests score points. Among ties, the team to get the harvests in the quickest time comes out on top.
Yesterday, the teams sighted in their rifles in Sinks Canyon, celebrated the start of the hunt with a banquet and participated in the annual Legend of the Hunt and Blessing of the Bullet ceremonies. See photos from those events below.
The Victory Banquet is to be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday after the hunters have returned. The public is invited to attend, and dinner tickets are $35.
The winning team will be announced this afternoon. This year’s teams are:
Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead, Vice President Dick Cheney and Tim Gist (last year’s One Shot President)
Sons’ of Past Shooters - Dr. Kevin Lesh, Spencer Bergen and Dr. Jeff Ranta
Remington – George Kollitides, Walter McLallen and Charles Conger
One and Done – Bruce Williams, Mark A. Block and Joe Stowe
Boone and Crocket – Bill Demmer, Marc Mondavi and Wilson Stout
Wounded Warriors - Jeffery ‘Doc’ Sinchak, Dan McGoldrick and Chad Brumpton
Outdoor Writers – Gregg Merriam, Dave Price and Len Zemaitis
Western Sportsmen – Hank True, Todd Bules and Tom Scarlett