AFI Priority Landscape Event 2024 (Antelope)
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Oct 2 - Oct 6
Starting at 5pm
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Weatherby Headquarters
Sheridan, , WY

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event_title: AFI Priority Landscape Event 2024 (Antelope)

event_time_zone: America/Denver

event_start: October 02, 2024 17:00

event_duration: 5760

event_end: October 06, 2024 17:00

event_address: 1550 Yellowtail Dr, Sheridan, , WY 82801, United States

event_description: AFI 2024 National Priority Landscape (Shortgrass Prairie Ecosystems) What is it:A National Priority Landscape is an area of the North American Continent that is of critical importance and has been deemed a priority by the BHA Board of Directors.  The AFI priority landscape event is a dual skills camp or in this case a series of dual skills camps focused on bringing attention to this priority landscape.  We run this camp in the same manner as our other dual skills camps in which we focus on teaching participants how to recreate on the public lands and waters in a consumptive manner in order to truly connect with and participant in the natural cycle. We also focus on teaching participants why this landscape is of critical importance and how they can use their voice as members of the military community to continue their service to the United States in a new mission of conservation. 2024s national priority landscape is the short grass prairie ecosystem that has been declining for several decades. This year we will host three events focused on this ecosystem, all featuring a unique aspect of the landscape. This event is part three and will focus on learning to hunt Antelope in Northeast Wyoming.AFI is looking for 10 participants interested in learning to hunt pronghorn antelope and how to get involved in conservation. Participation is dependent on being selected from the pool of applicants as well as drawing a tag in the regions for this event. (Specific regions to apply for a tag in will be disclosed to those selected) Please follow the link in the RSVP conformation email to submit your application Where is it:This event will be an overnight field-based event in North East Wyoming. (exact Location will be given to those selected as participants) Who can Come:This event is open to all members of the military community.  Active duty, reserves, national guard, veterans and gold star families may apply to attend.While you do not need to be a BHA member to attend we sure would appreciate it.This is a limit to ten participants for this event and each participant must draw tag in the unit we are hunting in.  We will walk each participant through the application process to ensure timely and correct applications are submitted.  We have worked in conjunction with Wyoming Game and Fish to ensure the areas selected for this event are as easy to draw as possible while offering a high rate of harvest. Participants will have over a 90% chance to draw a tag. When is it:Participants should plan on arriving the evening of Wednesday October 2nd after 5 pm and plan to hunt Thursday through Saturday with their mentors before departing Sunday.  Participants are of course free to stay longer should they need additional time to fill their tag but we can only guarantee we have mentors available through Saturday evening.What gear do you need:A rifle you are comfortable shooting to 300 yardsA minimum of two canteens or water sourcesClothing appropriate for the weatherGood broken in bootsHygiene kitSleeping systemA good attitude(A full and detailed packing list will be provided to those selected to participate)Why you should apply to attend:The shortgrass prairie ecosystem is an essential piece of the American Landscape. It has existed since the Mastodons and saber tooth tigers gave way to the antelope and mountain lion. It is what Lewis and Clark called the great American desert. Contrary to the movie it is where the mountain man Hugh Glass crawled hundreds of miles after being left for dead after a grizzly attack. The settlers following the Oregon trail subsisted off its bounty of grouse, prairie chicken, and venison. While the mountains maintain their carefully cultivated image at the peak of wildness in this country it is the great plains who more accurately deserve the reputation.  If you want to hunt antelope with some amazing company and learn how you can impact the short grass prairie eco-systems, consider applying below.. 

AFI Priority Landscape Event 2024 (Antelope)

AFI 2024 National Priority Landscape 

(Shortgrass Prairie Ecosystems)

 

What is it:

A National Priority Landscape is an area of the North American Continent that is of critical importance and has been deemed a priority by the BHA Board of Directors.  The AFI priority landscape event is a dual skills camp or in this case a series of dual skills camps focused on bringing attention to this priority landscape.  We run this camp in the same manner as our other dual skills camps in which we focus on teaching participants how to recreate on the public lands and waters in a consumptive manner in order to truly connect with and participant in the natural cycle. We also focus on teaching participants why this landscape is of critical importance and how they can use their voice as members of the military community to continue their service to the United States in a new mission of conservation. 

2024's national priority landscape is the short grass prairie ecosystem that has been declining for several decades. This year we will host three events focused on this ecosystem, all featuring a unique aspect of the landscape. This event is part three and will focus on learning to hunt Antelope in Northeast Wyoming.

AFI is looking for 10 participants interested in learning to hunt pronghorn antelope and how to get involved in conservation. Participation is dependent on being selected from the pool of applicants as well as drawing a tag in the regions for this event. (Specific regions to apply for a tag in will be disclosed to those selected) 

Please follow the link in the RSVP conformation email to submit your application

 

Where is it:

This event will be an overnight field-based event in North East Wyoming. (exact Location will be given to those selected as participants)

 

Who can Come:

This event is open to all members of the military community.  Active duty, reserves, national guard, veterans and gold star families may apply to attend.

While you do not need to be a BHA member to attend we sure would appreciate it.

This is a limit to ten participants for this event and each participant must draw tag in the unit we are hunting in.  We will walk each participant through the application process to ensure timely and correct applications are submitted.  We have worked in conjunction with Wyoming Game and Fish to ensure the areas selected for this event are as easy to draw as possible while offering a high rate of harvest. Participants will have over a 90% chance to draw a tag. 

When is it:

Participants should plan on arriving the evening of Wednesday October 2nd after 5 pm and plan to hunt Thursday through Saturday with their mentors before departing Sunday.  Participants are of course free to stay longer should they need additional time to fill their tag but we can only guarantee we have mentors available through Saturday evening.

What gear do you need:

  • A rifle you are comfortable shooting to 300 yards
  • A minimum of two canteens or water sources
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Good broken in boots
  • Hygiene kit
  • Sleeping system
  • A good attitude

(A full and detailed packing list will be provided to those selected to participate)

Why you should apply to attend:

The shortgrass prairie ecosystem is an essential piece of the American Landscape. It has existed since the Mastodons and saber tooth tigers gave way to the antelope and mountain lion. It is what Lewis and Clark called the great American desert. Contrary to the movie it is where the mountain man Hugh Glass crawled hundreds of miles after being left for dead after a grizzly attack. The settlers following the Oregon trail subsisted off its bounty of grouse, prairie chicken, and venison. While the mountains maintain their carefully cultivated image at the peak of wildness in this country it is the great plains who more accurately deserve the reputation.  If you want to hunt antelope with some amazing company and learn how you can impact the short grass prairie eco-systems, consider applying below.

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WHEN
October 02, 2024 at 5:00pm - October 06, 2024
WHERE
Weatherby Headquarters
1550 Yellowtail Dr
Sheridan, , WY 82801
United States
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CONTACT
Trevor Hubbs · · 618-616-9664
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Robert Heckman Rafael Vargas Shawn McCarthy Justin Spruiell Sean Stockmoe Trevor Hubbs Troy Townsend

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