Cheney to compete in annual Wyoming antelope hunt

LANDER, Wyo. (AP) — Dick Cheney will be shooting for Wyoming in an antelope hunt that’s co-hosted by the governors of Colorado and Wyoming each year.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told KOVE-AM (http://bit.ly/ZWmcOH ) Friday that the former vice president will join him in the Sept. 21 competition in Lander, Wyo. It will be the first time Cheney has participated in the One Shot Antelope Hunt event.

The event started in 1940 as a duel between Wyoming and Colorado, and governors traditionally lead a team from their state. It’s since grown into a premier event that attracts hunters from all over. Eight teams have signed up, including a team that will be led by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Cheney grew up in Wyoming and represented the state in the U.S. House of Representatives for 10 years.

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Information from: KOVE-AM, http://www.kdlykove.com

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