I havent posted in a while so I’ll give everyone an update. I had a slow season do to low game numbers, pray for rain, and I had to have heart surgery in New Years Eve. I had 2 heart stents put in that saved my life but I am doing awesome now and I can’t wait to get out again next season in full force.
Hiccup, my peregrine/gyr hybrid flew off in February in Gardnerville and is still gone. My new harris hawk did ok, but not up to my standards, so next season we will get her straightened out.
I am hoping to get a new Aplomado Falcon this summer, but if not, I’m getting another coops most likely. If I can’t get a coops I will get a kestrel for fun.
Ill post pics of any fun stuff. But here is a small one.
Well I wanted to let visitors know that my site is still active. I am currently training a new female harris hawk that I got last week. She is coming along ok and I think she will be fine with my male. Don’t be afraid to come on out and see falconry. Fill out the meet and greet for northern or southern Nevada.
It is with great sadness that I said to goodbye to my 5 year hunting partner Kit. She passed away on 7/10/2014 from post surgery complications. I will miss her.
Well, I have a great new little male harris to add to my cast. His name is Zane. He should fly about 600gr or so. I finally got out into the field this weekend for about an hour. My birds, Tanis and Kit, were finally ready to go hunt after a super late start on the molt. Zane should mix in really well with my cast. Here is a pic of him. Please fill out the Meet and Greet if you have an interest in falconry and would like to come out and see what it’s all about.
Here are some pics of the new coops I got about a month ago for the up coming 2013 season. Its a female and she is really sweet…..right now….if you know a coops, you would understand. Anyway, cant wait for the new season. New apprentice is doing good and I am helping another person get started as well. Stay tuned for more….
Well, here in Nevada the regulations were all done and in the hands of the Department of Wildlife and are now getting ready to ship off the the USFWS. I moved to a new place with an acre and I am so much happier with the space. We have two new apprentices in Northern Nevada for this season and a few in the wake working on their exams. My friend Rick is trying a tame hack of wild birds in Nevada this season with 3 prairie falcons. He is using a method from a book called “The Four Week Window”. I am very interested to see how it works. Just enjoying our nice weather and helping our new apprentices get ready for inspections.
If anyone is interested, there is a Great Horned nest with babies in the garden area of the Walmart in Lemon Valley. Pretty cool to go see them.
In other news, the California Hawking Club annual field meet is in Topaz, NV this year and they are joining up with NAFA for a joint meet! This will be so cool this year. I can’t wait to see everyone and have some great times hawking with friends. The apprentices are excited too. The meet will be over Presidents weekend again. Dates posted soon.
For now, happy molt and happy hawking.
Well, had a blast this season. Went to the Utah Sky Trials, the Oregon-Washington joint meet, the California Hawking Club meet and had a great time meeting new falconers. I have a new apprentice Chris in Fallon. He is currently building his facilities and getting ready for inspection. My apprentice Dustin will have his general license in July and has decided to take on a female harris this summer for his new bird. Can’t wait to fly his bird with my two birds.
I finally got my two harris hawks, Kit and Tanis to fly together and they are simply amazing together to watch. I had a lot of fun watching Kit get out and hunt again after her broken leg.
The new State regulations are all done. Getting a final sign off by the Governor and then in January of 2014 we have new regulations finally.
I discovered and am now using a revolutionary transmitter for falconry. This thing is bad ass. Here is the link. http://www.falconryoutfitters.com/equipment/telemetry/satellite-gps-cellular-transmitter.html This is all I use now and I love it.
I am trying to get my birds to breed and hopefully it all works out. Ill post more soon. Keep checking back.