Friday, December 13, 2013

Out On A Training Walk

26 Comments:

Blogger Lynnanne said...

Cool! Glad he seems to be working out for / with you! Looks like we may have the same gloves... Mike's in Oregon?

December 13, 2013 at 10:51 PM  
Blogger Lynnanne said...

Cool! Glad he seems to be working out for / with you! Looks like we may have the same gloves... Mike's in Oregon?

December 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Have you obtained a falconry license to do this. If not you are in violation of NY State Fish and Wildlife laws. You can find information about this online. Frankly I think trapping a wild raptor for your own amusement is reprehensible.

December 13, 2013 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Have you gone through the necessary steps to obtain a falconry license? If not you are in violation of NY State law. Personally I think trapping a wild raptor for your own amusement is reprehensible.

December 13, 2013 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Ngo Family Farm said...

Oh, I love him and his chatty chirp! Seems that he is smart and has a happy spirit - looks like you're going to have a very successful partnership!
-Jaime

December 14, 2013 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

You need a license?! Hmmm. I just got this guy out of the Valu-Town bin at Hawks-R-Us? But I did visit the falconry Wikipedia page for, like, 25 minutes before I swiped my credit card so I'm pretty much an expert.

December 14, 2013 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger Sarah McCollum said...

Lol..what would someone even ask that.. welcome to the late show....

December 14, 2013 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Sarah McCollum said...

Lol..why would someone even ask that... welcome to the late show.

December 14, 2013 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

This is really fascinating! It's amazing to me that you can get so close without him trying to peck your eyes out; he looks like he's trying to figure you out. Or...just waiting for you to let go of the jesses, lol.

December 14, 2013 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Cary said...

Do so wish there was a spot for reply so we could all pull on this guy's ear for a yank. Reprehensible, indeed? Love your rejoinder. Long live the Valu-Town bins! [In the reality zone, congratulations on the amazing progress you've made with that elegant creature!] Thanks for sharing your journey.

December 14, 2013 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger mom said...

Were you sad in any way to trap a wild hawk vs. raising one from birth as some falconers do? Are there advantages to one over the other? He's beautiful and I wish you both the best on your shared journey.

December 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger mom said...

Were you sad to trap a wild hawk vs. raising one from birth as some falconers do? Are there advantages to one way over the other? He's beautiful and I wish you both the best on your shared journey.

December 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

Do you read or follow this blog at ALL? Do a little background before you start making assumptions.

December 14, 2013 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Cat H said...

I LOVE his face - so noble.

December 14, 2013 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Dude, if you bought him from Hawks-R-Us, you paid WAY too much. It's a SPECIALTY store for godsakes! Next time try Wal Mart.

December 14, 2013 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

To Unknown-
Comments like yours and the negativity they spread is why Jenna earlier took a "sabbatical" from having a comments section. This bird is not for Jenna's "amusement". This bird will be hunting with her and provided her with game that she will eat. Jenna has done ALL that is required by New York and has exceeded all requirements. Read her earlier blogs on what is required and what she has accomplished. And go 'rain on someone else's parade' negative comments won't be appreciated here.

December 14, 2013 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Stoltzfus said...

How old do you suppose he is? When do they get the red tail? How long do you think you'll keep him before releasing back into the wild? So many questions! I have to admit that while curious, and even enchanted by the idea of falconry, it's not something I'd want to take on. It's huge, you know? I guess I'll stick with dogs as my predators of choice. :)

December 14, 2013 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger kandy Gray said...

his head feathers are not a poofy as they were at first. i figure thats a good sign? "hawks r us" love it!

December 15, 2013 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger PansWife said...

I wish I could hire you both to thin out my rodent populations. A few less rabbits nibbling on my cabbage wouldn't be a bad thing either.

December 15, 2013 at 6:21 AM  
OpenID T. Crockett said...

I was listening to an interview on the show On Being and thought of you, the way you share your life and the unwarranted negativity you sometimes receive. That is all a part of embracing life fully and making yourself vulnerable so you can be creative and adventurous. It was a great interview. Here's the link if you're interested http://www.onbeing.org/program/brene-brown-on-vulnerability/4928

December 15, 2013 at 8:40 AM  
OpenID T. Crockett said...

This interview from On Being, reminded me of you, the way you share your life and the results (both positive and uncomfortable) of that. http://www.onbeing.org/program/brene-brown-on-vulnerability/4928

December 15, 2013 at 8:41 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Plenty of people are able to hunt game without a hawk. So a beautiful wild animal has to give up it's freedom so some hipster can satisfy her Eowyn complex? I'm sure this poor bird would think you were the ones spreading negativity. I'm going to channel my "negativity" into getting NY State to change its laws regarding the captivity of wild raptors. Kep being positive though. You're doing great!

December 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Just curious. Do you need a license to hunt rabbit and squirrels like you do for deer? Also, if you wanted to eat squirrel, wouldn't it be easier to just trap one in your yard? Seems like a lot of effort to go through for so little meat. Or is falconry hunting for sport? Just curious. Inquiring minds want to know. Maybe others out there have the same questions.

December 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Anon: you need a small game liscenese, same as you would for hunting with a rifle or shotgun. The point of falconry isn't to just put meat on the table, though that is how it started. For me it is about the relationship with a wild thing, one that has every ability in the world to fly away whenever it wants. Many do. I'm in this to learn a skill and forge a relationship with Italics.

December 15, 2013 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Unknown: stop bothering me. Put your energy into something useful.

You're pissing on my carpet. Any more fuss from you isn't being published. Also, there is an x on the corner of this browser that lets you not witness such horrors every day, so stop putting yourself through it before you run up your blood pressure.

December 15, 2013 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Mom: I wasn't sad at all. I think modern Americans have a very warped view of what the real life of animals is. Thanks to disney, fantasy, and the only relationships most of us have with animals is with pets or grocery store meat.

A hawk is an animal to be respected, honored, and protected. It is a beautiful adventure I am on with him and our partnership will either work out or he will choose to fly away. I'm fine with either.

December 15, 2013 at 5:39 PM  

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