Today we were in Caledonia to the Vet's office to get a health certificate and Import Permit so we can cross the border into Wisconsin for the falconry meet this next weekend. After our appointment, we took up the offer of one of the guys who works at the implement store, that knows Rich and his brothers, to fly Ruby on his property. He assured us there are lots of bunnies there. After getting directions, we headed over.
Sure enough, there was bunny sign all over the place, tracks and scat, and with very minimal brush whacking, we kicked up a volunteer which Ruby took quickly. We were about 2 minutes after her release. I actually like these fast hunts. We had things to go get done, so I did not want to try and double. Maybe we'll try for that this weekend when we go to the Wisconsin Falconers meet.
Too bad the GoPro was not charged, as it would have been a nice video.
My apprentice, Foxfeather, is quite the social butterfly, and often has friends visiting and staying at her home. Her guests for this weekend were able to join us for a hunt, and were fortunate to get to see some action. It doesn't always work out that way, but sometimes it does.
Thank You Olivia and Bret for coming out today and beating brush.
Here is another quick clip, from a different angle, of the same end of hunt.
Falconry! Or more appropriately for me, Hawking! It is a passion, and a way of life. I happily pursue this sport, with the loving assistance of my husband. Come along with me for our adventures with the birds. Primarily we actively pursue it in the colder months . . . the rest of the time I try to make this blog as interesting as possible. Come let me share my stories, and feel free to contact me. I always enjoy talking about my obsession with this sport.