Ladies, join HerUpland for an amazing weekend of forest grouse hunting, education, and fun in western Montana! This hunt camp is for new hunters or experienced hunters who would like to learn how to hunt different species of forest grouse.
This experience offers an educational element you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll get personal one-on-one shooting instruction from certified instructor Kate Ahnstrom, to help feel more comfortable and confident behind your shotgun, and improve your shooting. You don’t own a shotgun, or have one that properly fits you? No Problem! You’re welcome to try out and use several great options from Syren, a line of shotguns for women. You will have the opportunity to be immersed in conversations specific to conservation, hunting ethics, and firearm safety. You’ll be provided tips to navigate and scout forest grouse, how to age and sex them, as well as learn about their habitat. And you’ll be given recommendations for gear, chokes, and ammo specific to forest grouse hunting. And that’s only the beginning; you will then be put into a small group with an experienced educator/handler, along with their dog, to set out after Ruffed, Dusky, and Spruce Grouse. Perhaps you’ll have the opportunity to add a cottontail into the mix as well.
After the hunt, you will be given detailed instructions on how to clean and process your take for the day, including packaging instructions, to ensure your prized meat makes it home in good shape on Sunday. Before you join everyone around the campfire each night, hear from our guest speakers.
Bring your bird dog! Before you hit the woods on Saturday, you’ll have the opportunity to work your dog with professionals, to learn the basics of steadiness, field obedience and tailgate manners. Don’t have a dog or don’t want to bring yours because you want to focus solely on personal education? No problem, that means more time in the forest for you!
Your accommodations include: Cabin (bring your own bedding), three meals a day excluding Thursday and Sunday evenings), appetizers and drinks upon your arrival to camp along with several gift items and swag to take home with you at the end of camp.
Join us for some mountain climbin’, bird doggin’, and bird baggin’ in western Montana, and start your hunting journey with an amazing community!
Dogs are allowed to join you and stay in your cabin. Dogs are not allowed in classroom or dining areas, or during field mentoring sessions. You are responsible for caring for and cleaning up after your dog.
For any additional questions, shoot Event and Outreach Director Courtney Bastian an email.