Whether it’s training for the mountains of the West to speed walking across the uneven terrain of corn fields, this episode has some great tips to be putting into practice right now. September’s just around the corner.
Roundtable Session: The physical preparation and the mind game of upland bird chasing is a huge part of the craft. We chat about holistic training for the upland bird hunter with Lindsay Persico, a hunting fitness and nutrition coach. Don’t miss the super relevant gear tips and discussion at the end of this episode!
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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.