One Shot banquet tent went up at LVFD Drill Field Tuesday; World Famous Hunt activities begin Thursday

A large tent went up today at the LVFD Drill Field. The tent will house the activities of the world famous Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt which begins on Thursday. (Ernie Over photo)

(Lander, Wyo.) – The tent is going up. The temporary home for Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt activities this year, and perhaps in 2013, is going up at the Lander Volunteer Fire Department’s Drill Field adjacent to Lander City Park.

Workers were busy Tuesday afternoon not only setting up the tent, but also unloading and setting up banquet tables and chairs, a stage, sound system, lighting and such. The One Shot’s previous home, the Lander Community Center, burned down in July. A replacement for the center is now being planned, but will most likely not be available until late 2013 at the earliest.

The One Shot Hunt Club had originally secured the Lander Middle School for their banquet events, but complaints that alcohol would be served during those events at the school, even though after hours when no children would be present,  prompted the club to thank the Lander School Board for their hospitality and they moved the event to avoid the controversy. The move is costing the club around $15,000 for the tent and all that will be inside it.

A side view looking across the outfield of the Don Reynolds Little League Baseball Field shows the large size of the tent. (Ernie Over photo)

The large tent will seat 500 for the banquet events.

Banners proclaiming the annual One Shot Hunt activities went up this morning across Main Street and participants will begin arriving tomorrow.