Eat, Prey, Love: A Day with the Squirrel Hawkers of East Texas

Falconry is an ancient form of hunting and sport, dating back four thousand years. Nobles and commoners alike practiced falconry, but nowadays, it’s a niche pursuit; in Texas, a little under 400 licenced falconers remain. This relationship between humans and raptors works thanks to a careful balancing act of hunger. Charlie Alvis, a falconer, explains that if one feeds their falcon too much, the bird has little motivation to hunt, and will likely venture off to a tree to rest with its full stomach, sometimes never returning. Read full article here

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