Courtney and Hannah chat with Emi Smith about how they work on their shotgunning skills off-season and a few insights into the competitive trap shooting world.
Bitch Session: Let’s talk about one of favorite off-season pastimes: Bustin’ clays! In this episode, Hannah and Courtney are joined by Emi Smith, one of the top female trap shooters in Montana, and they discuss practicing their shotgunning, their trials and tribulations with gun fit, competitive clay shooting, and how they seek out instruction but not too much of it. Don’t miss this episode where the gals talk through their unique journeys with wingshooting, the challenges they encountered, and what is working for them in their individual quests to bag more birds.
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Courtney is the Founder of Her Upland and is the Education and Outreach Director at Project Upland Media Group, LLC. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and experiences for DIY upland hunting and all things bird dogs. When she’s not chasing feathers, you’ll find her training and testing dogs for NAVHDA and AKC Hunt Tests and Horseback Field Trials. Courtney hails from Wisconsin and currently resides in Montana with her husband, two toddlers, Bracchi Italiani, and German Wirehaired Pointers.
Hannah Nikonow grew up a big game hunter in Wyoming’s sagebrush sea and became an adult-onset upland hunter in her early 20s. She lives in western Montana with her husband, two bird dogs, and a fluctuating pigeon flock. Her ultimate joy is working behind her Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and Pudelpointer while they hunt, fish, and forage across public lands in the western U.S. Professionally, Hannah works as a Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the Intermountain West Joint Venture, a public-private organization dedicated to bird habitat conservation.