This rad bird is unique to mountain coastal forests on the West coast and can be hunted in a variety of different ways.
In the Alaska spring you can hunt the sooty grouse, while those of us in the lower 48 must wait until fall. To learn about this sneaky bird that can seemingly act like a ventriloquist, in this Expert Session we hear from Mikal Cline, Upland Game Bird Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. We ask her about what makes this bird unique, where they dwell, and how they are hunted.
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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.