Field notes from my 2011 hunting log

November 18, 2011

Greetings from Kansas, I arrived yesterday with three eagles in my truck, JH, Davis and the female, Washington. Chase has been in the area for the past two days. His eagle, Dexter, is just the slightest bit heavy so has […]

GOE 2010

February 11, 2011

2010 GOE I started to condition our two eagles for the upcoming trip to Kansas back in mid- September. This year was going to be a very interesting meet because, aside from bringing Jackhammer, I was bringing along a young […]

GOE 2009

December 13, 2009

Gathering of Eagles 2009 With the meet three weeks away I started my preconditioning to get both Jackhammer and Mini-Me in shape. There are lots of theories on how to condition raptors but, in my opinion, nothing gets eagles in […]

Festival of Falconry 2009

August 4, 2009

If you have never heard of the Festival of Falconry it may be because this was only the second one ever held, the first one in 2007. Plus the Festivals were held in the UK so, living over here in […]

Nat-Geo Shoot

July 28, 2009

May 10, 2009 JH 8.6 lbs MM 7.5lbs Today marks the first day that we started conditioning the two boys to go to Garden City, Kansas for filming with Nat-Geo. I started reducing their weight a week or so back […]

Getting Penny ready for release

April 6, 2009

  Passage female golden eagle Today starts the process of getting Penny ready for release; she is overdue for sure. Penny came to us by way of the Blue Mountain Wildlife Rehab in Pendleton, Oregon, hence the name Penny, and […]

March 30, 2009

April 3, 2009

March 30, 2009 Wt. 9.3 lbs I have skipped a couple of days due to high winds but today was gorgeous and I prepared Penny for another training session. I called her about 50 yards to the lure, 5 or […]


April 3, 2009

9.45lbs Photo: Penny on scale* In the early stages of training I believe that the training sessions should be kept short and sweet. I want to give the eagle time to realize what I want from her so today, much […]

Jackhammer and Mini-Me road trip GOE & NAFA

January 6, 2009

Eagle Road Trip Mini-Me Eagle Road Trip Jackhammer Jackhammer and Mini-Me 12/5/08 After what seemed an eternity we left for what promised to be a fun GOE (Gathering of Eagles) and NAFA (North American Falconry Association) meets with the boys […]

Jackhammer and Mini-Me

November 6, 2008

September 11, 2008 JH    8lbs 10oz MM 7lbs 4oz I have been slowly bringing both of them down in weight and started showing them the lure, first in the weathering yard, then moving out to the lawn area. We have […]