This bird of many nicknames has a fascinating life cycle that we dive into with an expert session covering their seasonal movements, flush behavior, mysteria, and more
Expert Session: The American Woodcock is a renown bird in the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways. Erik Blomberg with the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology at the University of Maine speaks to this bird’s fascinating migration and habitat preferences as well as how it handles for dogs as well as the hunter’s palate.
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Courtney is the Founder of Her Upland and is the Education and Outreach Director at Northwoods Collective. 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.