Lift Up This Squirrel and Give Him Peace

Falconry while rewarding has not come without numerous setbacks and struggles.  She-Ra manned quickly, but we stalled out when we started hawking squirrels as she struggled to get her footing right.  She wanted to grab dangerously at the back of the squirrel instead of at the head.  This week that technique resulted in a squirrel bite,

Read More

Into the Woods

Last week was interesting.  Since I was a child I’ve waited each year for deer season to get outside and hunt with my grandmother, my dad, or Bronson at the family camp in Webster County, West Virginia.  While I never shot a deer in all the years I went, and I’ve even resorted to just

Read More

The Hunt

The last couple of weeks have been eventful for sure.  For those of you who didn’t catch my Instagram/Facebook post, She-Ra’s DNA results came back, and we found out that she is actually a male.  We were all very surprised.  I spent two days trying to say things like “hey dude” and “good boy” when

Read More

Ready to Hunt

As She-Ra and I made our way to Morgantown for her pre-hunting check-up with veterinarian Dr. Jesse Fallon, I actually got a little teary-eyed thinking about how far we’ve come since January.  It was probably just the early morning fog, the chill in the October air, and the Lumineers rocking it out on the car

Read More