Hear from a registered nurse who bird hunts to learn about human injuries first-aid kit items you need to know about.
We dog-people often have impressive first-aid kits for our dogs, but if we get injured we aren’t much use to our hunting companions. In this Roundtable Session, Naomi Coates – a registered nurse with experience in emergency medicine and cardiovascular surgery – talks about a few common bird hunting injuries people get from mild to extreme, how to treat them, and when to get your butt to the ER.
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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.