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OT- Hunting with redtail hawks

c tredwellc tredwell Posts: 575
edited 5:09AM in EggHead Forum
Some friends are into falconry, so we did a little squirrel hunting today
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These things are incredible..
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The kids had great time, so did I... :)
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,393
    That is really cool for kids to see!
    At the Air Force Academy, they have a falcon area that is open to the public.
    Glad everyone had fun Chris.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
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  • That is too cool!! Thanks for sharing, my son thought it was awesome.
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  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Those are beautiful pics...what an experience! Thanks for sharing :)
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  • KokemanKokeman Posts: 815
    A guy a know is a falconer. I can't wait to watch it hunt.
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  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,676
    That's amazing. I would love to learn more about it. Thanks for posting ;)
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  • It was something to behold! We came home with 4 squirrels....now I just got to figure out how to cook 'em on the egg....I'll call Hoss... :laugh:
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,393
    I have the White Trash Cookbook that has a sqrirrel stew recipe. I'm not at home right now, but let me know if you need it.
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • Should I be offended?.....Nahhhhh!!!!! :woohoo:
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    B) I'll fix ya up! :)
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  • My Nana used to make squirrel head gravy...boiled the carcass, picked the meat, and made a brown gravy with a roux from some part of the squirrel, added meat back and served it over biscuits. I remember it being real good, but not real eggable
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  • That is 100x amazing. My 11 y/o just saw that and was enthralled.

    We have a pair of red tails that have lived on our ridge for the past year and it's always exciting watching them dive into the pasture next door after their prey. I can't imagine how fun it would be hunting with them.
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    I got a few tricks.Squirrel n dumplin and such. ;) Easy cook in a DO.
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Cool post.A lotta hunters I know fuss about there being too many of them and that they kill all the rabbits and quail.MS State put up a camera on the nest of a pair and documented there diet as they raised their offspring.Over 90% of the prety they brought back to the nest was field mice and snakes.
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  • I knew if anybody had a recipe, you would! :) Rednecks unite! B) They are cleaned and put up...will try something soon
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  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    ;) I'll shoot yo an email! :)
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  • So cool!! I had a friend in Atlanta that was involved in this and I always wanted to give it a try but the timing/location just hasn't worked out.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures and experience...amazing!

    Bruce
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  • Good looking bird. Immature hen? I'm surprised the aylmeri aren't wider. Most of the Georgia falconers I knew used an extra wide aylmeri that had a large grommet down low for the jesses, and a smaller (size '0') above for the bell attachment. This arrangement kept the bell from interfering with footing, and provided the legs more protection from the squirrel’s teeth.
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