For the first time since 1944, there will not be a One-Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander this year, according to an update from the Water for Wildlife Foundation.
The Board of Directors of the One-Shot Hunt Club met in an emergency session Monday evening to discuss the hunt and the impacts COVID-19 is having on planning for this year’s hunt.
“Only four of the original eight teams slated for this year’s hunt are still intact, and I am getting calls every day,” said Club President Wade Alexander. “The other four teams have replacement hunters or are completely new.”
After extensive discussion, the board had a unanimous vote to postpone the hunt for the first time in 76 years.
Concern was expressed about the number of people who would be allowed at the banquets and the potential for the illness to impact hunters, spectators, guides, past participants, and staff.
“We just could not see a way to protect people from the virus and still have a successful hunt,” Alexander said.
Additional information was released on July 29th, in regards to the cancellation. You can read the latest by clicking here.