Over the past several years, I have worked with many raptors, such as:
- Sonoran & Peruvian Harris Hawks
- Red Tails
- Coopers Hawks
- Prairie Falcons
Currently, I am training a 6 month old immature female Harris named Isis. Her hunting buddy will be Tanis, my four-year-old captive bred male. I love hunting with Harris’ Hawks partly because they are the only bird of prey that hunt with each other, in a cast. Tanis’ former hunting partner was Kit, a wild female I trapped in Arizona in 2009. Sadly, Kit passed away in the summer of 2014 after a surgery for a broken leg.
I have been a falconer since 2007, but my love of raptors started when I was 12 and helped return a baby red-tail to its nest. I co-own Falconry Outfitters, an online store of falconry equipment and apparel.
New falconers must first apprentice with an experienced falconer. I currently have three apprentices (the state’s maximum), and they are enjoying learning about the sport.
I plan to participate in falconry for the rest of my life. To me, there is nothing more exciting than hunting in its purest form. No technology, no guns, just a raptor and the chase for game. I hope you enjoy this website as much as I enjoy putting content on it. Thanks for visiting!