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Late Season Falconry Events

February 27th, 2011

Late Season Falconry Events

OutDoorama 2011

This weekend has been quite eventful for my falconry activities.  First, on Friday was OutDooRama.  Michigan OutDooRama is a sportsmans expo with all kinds of displays, booths, and equipment for the Michigan Hunter.  The Michigan Hawking Club has a booth every year to promote falconry and educate the public about our raptors.  I spent Friday afternoon at the show, with Tahoe, talking to folks about our club, how we care for birds and a little about hunting with my Red-Tail.

Hunt Adventure 1

Saturday Morning, I went out to a local hunting spot with Tahoe and we got two slips at a bunny rabbit right off the start of hunting.  The rest of the morning we were unsuccessful at finding that rabbit again, and didn’t see any additional game.  It was nice to get out and the weather shows signs of getting slightly warmer.  Heck, after hunting in sub-25 degree winter weather since December, these days when it gets about 34 degrees are just a treat!

Hunt Adventure 2

Sunday afternoon provided another hunting opportunity for Tahoe as we went over to a close spot to get in a quick hunt.  I got her out of the box and she took to a tree right off the glove. She bounced around a few perches and then settled in.  I was walking a ways away, calling for her to follow along. After a few minutes, I couldn’t see her any more. I attempted to wait her out like I usually do, but she wasn’t coming along.  I spent the next twenty minutes looking for her with telemetry and finally spotted her deep  in the middle of some cat-tails.  Apparently, she had hidden herself so she could eat her meal that she caught.  She came up to my glove without hesitation, but she was lumbering along a little slow, she barely made it up to my glove.  Her crop was full and all that remained were a few feathers on the ground with a few blood spots dotting the snow.  I totally didn’t get to see her catch her meal, and I totally missed her eating it as well.  It wasn’t a spectacular hunt, but at least she was successful and got to eat a good meal.  It was successful for Tahoe today!


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Want to Learn More About Falconry?

September 9th, 2010

Want to learn more about falconry?

The late summer and early fall offers several falconry education events at local Michigan Outdoor Expos and hunting fairs.  The Michigan Hawking Club, as part of it’s commitment to falconry, conservation, and education, participates with several Michigan Outdoor Expos.  It’s a great opportunity for the falconry community to educate folks on the conservation efforts that falconers and other raptor enthusiasts contribute to during the course of the year.  It is also a great time for public folks to get an up-close and personal view of the birds that falconers use for falconry. Falconers from all over the state come and talk to folks about the ecology of raptors, the sport of falconry, and share outdoor adventure experiences.

This coming weekend is the first of such events at the Woods-N-Water Outdoor Weekend in Imlay City, Michigan.  The Michigan Hawking Club will have a tent for falconry discussions on Sunday only. Tahoe and I will be there talking to folks about falconry. I’ll be doing all the talking 🙂

Listed below are the fall events where the Michigan Hawking Club has a tent display where are experienced falconers talk with folks who have questions about raptors, falconry, and hawking in general.

Links to the Events:
Woods-n-Water Outdoor Weekend, Imlay City, MI
HawkFest, Lake Erie Metropark, Rockwood, MI
CraneFest, Bellevue, MI

Hope to see you there!


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MUCC Outdoorama 2010

March 2nd, 2010

Outdoorama Accomplished

This past weekend I participated with the Michigan Hawking Club in one of the premiere education events of the year. MUCC Outdoorama is a great opportunity to educate folks about the sport of falconry and share my love for raptors.   It was a great time for me as a Falconer and as an educational ambassador to the sport of Falconry.

Fellow Falconer Craig F. with “Reno”, Author with “Tahoe”.

The Educational crew from the MHC club on Friday night, complete with the club mascot in the foreground, “Bigfoot” the Eurasian Eagle-Owl.

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Hawk Talks at Outdoorama this weekend!

February 25th, 2010

Hawk Talks at Outdoorama this weekend

Don’t forget to stop by the 2010 Outdoorama show at RockFinancial Showplace this weekend(25-26-27-28) for all things hunting, fishing, and great outdoor adventures. The Michigan Hawking Club will have a booth for raptor displays and ‘Hawk-Talks’ to anyone who stops by for a visit.  Please support your local wildlife and conservation clubs!

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Michigan Hawking Club at OutDoorRama 2010

February 15th, 2010

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Outdoorama 2010

2010 Dates & Times & Admission

Thursday, February 25 2pm – 9:30pm
Friday, February 26 2pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, February 27 10am – 9pm
Sunday, February 28 10am – 5pm
Adults $10
Children (6-14) $4
5 & Under Free

This year’s Outdoorama is once again at the RockFinancial Showplace in Novi, MI. Sponsored by Michigan’s MUCC, this is a great show for any outdoor enthusiast! Many of the local conservation clubs and organizations come to this event to educate folks about animals, conservation efforts, and environmental issues. Also, the hunting and fishing communities have great presence here for anything from Big Game Safari hunting to backyard fishing excursions. There is also a cottage and lakefront living show in the same building right next to all the boat dealers. It’s a great family day if your family is into outdoor adventures.

I particularly enjoy the Outdoorama because it gives me an opportunity to teach other folks about falconry and raptors. The Michigan Hawking Club has had a booth at this show for the past 15 years and it’s a great venue to see falconers and their birds. Club members will have birds on display, informational hand outs, hunting videos playing and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about falconry in Michigan. Please stop by for a visit.

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