Tag: falconry

Review: An Eternity of Eagles

Written by | October 29th, 2012

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Eagles that ride with Mongolian horsemen, eagles that are worshipped, eagles that attack and eat people: The “world’s most fascinating bird” is even wilder than you think. A review of Stephen Bodio’s latest book, An Eternity of Eagles.

The Falconer

Written by | January 27th, 2009

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If you ask me to identify the most effective conservationists around, I’ll answer without hesitation: Falconers. Falconers? Those fixtures of Renaissance fairs and Saturday Night Live skits? No, not them. The falconers I’m referring to form a serious, obsessive subculture who train raptors to hunt various game. Falconry takes anywhere from two to seven years to […]

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