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    Default Falconry?

    Is there anyone in the Soldotna Area that does falconry? If so, trying to find some info How,Where,Who
    I did a search already and Homer Dave says there a master in homer but thats about it.
    Thanks Steve

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    It's not Soldotna, but check with Eric at Macks Sport Shop in Kodiak. His wife has been working with a young redtail for the last year, and falconry is very much a family affair.

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    Is it legal?
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    It is legal once you acquire the proper State and Federal permits. It is a heavily regulated sport.

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    Seems like it would be. but why kill them off? Taxidermy?
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    Seems like some confusion going on here. It is illegal to shoot or kill birds of prey. However, with the right permits it is legal to train birds of prey and use them hunt other critters. Not sure how we got to killing raptors.

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    ohhhh got it
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    Does anyone on here do it?

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    There's a guys in North Pole who has A Gyr Falcon and a GossHawk. We bought some pidgeons from him 2 years ago. Huge beautiful birds, ****ed if I can remember his name though!

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    Default Sterling

    I know a guy in Sterling who is a master falconer, has been doing it since the 70's. I believe he currently has a redtailed hawk, the way he explained it to me is that it is a young bird but was able to get over 80 rabbits w/ it this winter. Really interesting guy to talk to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie Scar View Post
    I know a guy in Sterling who is a master falconer, has been doing it since the 70's. I believe he currently has a redtailed hawk, the way he explained it to me is that it is a young bird but was able to get over 80 rabbits w/ it this winter. Really interesting guy to talk to.
    GP in Sterling has a goshawk.

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    Default My mistake

    Ya GP is who I was talking to and yeah I wasn't totally sure what kind of bird he had. I'd like to see the bird work, I'm sure if you know GP, you would understand me saying that it would take the type of person he is to do this.

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