Women Hunting

Our First Bird: Lessons in Humility

It should have been a memory to last a lifetime: a new hunter, a new puppy, and their very first bird together. After months of training, we could sense that the long-awaited day...

A Season of Firsts: Setting Expectations for the First Bird Hunting Season

Taking the lessons from a first bird hunting season with a bird dog. The young pup looked at me quizzically and cocked her head to one side. I snapped her new orange vest into...

Six Reasons to Keep Your Bird Dog Conditioned

Keeping your bird dog conditioned is critical to performance and health. Our hunting companions are athletes, and should be cared for and treated as one. Proper conditioning is...

May Every Woman Have a Hunting Dog

Being outside with a dog gets us out of our heads, forcing us to focus on the moment. As a therapist, I know the value of learning to be present. Dogs have the ability to help us...

Women’s Shotguns—The Art of Usability

Usability and practicality develop the true art of women’s shotguns. Upland hunting is the closest I have ever come to getting into the “art” of something. Women’s...

3 Things that Annoy Women Hunting in the Upland

If I could offer any gentle advice to men who encounter women hunting in the upland, it would be this: take them seriously. Here’s three things to say that show you...