americanfalconer - December 12

My good buddy Doug Potter, with his female Harris’ Hawk with her squirrel. It was a really fun day in the woods.

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americanfalconer - December 11

Ben Gibson, feeding his beach-trapped peregrine falcon. This is her second season.

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americanfalconer - December 11

My good friend, Ben Gibson, with his Red-Tailed Hawk.

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americanfalconer - December 11

I love this hawk.

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americanfalconer - December 11

It’s about this relationship between man, falcon and dog. I am always amazed at how quickly a wild raptor can come to see a canine as part of it’s new scenario. Pretty obvious that Salt is used to Scout. Can’t wait to get them working together in the field. #hunting #falconry #peregrinefalcon #germanshorthairedpointer

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americanfalconer - December 10

Zen, trying to blend in and hide her prize (squirrel) from other predators.

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americanfalconer - December 10

Great to have this dude @eli.hausman with me in my Hawking excursion to Goldsboro, NC. Zen got another squirrel.

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americanfalconer - December 07

Big thanks to Emily @marshallradioworld for helping me navigate ordering this awesome new GPS/UHF tracking system for my new Tundra Peregrine. There is a lot of peace-of-mind tucked away in this badass Pelican box!

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americanfalconer - December 04

A quick lure-training moment with Salt, just before dark. Hoping to free fly her for the first time this weekend.

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americanfalconer - December 03

Salt, in this first pic, is nibbling my finger. The change in this bird has been dramatic since I got her well. I am really looking forward to hunting with her this season. Been dreaming of flying her for decades. #tundraperegrine

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americanfalconer - December 02

Me and my girl, Salt, working on trust. Loving this beach bird (Tundra Peregrine Falcon).

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americanfalconer - November 30

Flashback Friday? Eli, now 17yrs old, destined to be a falconer. Became a licensed falconer when he was 12. The second in N.C. to do so. He was a natural, for obvious reasons. He was in the woods with me since he was 3. Falconry, like team sports, teaches things way outside the scope of what one would expect. I am proud that my boys have become such fine young men. #falconry #family #gyrxperegrine #gyrfalcon #peregrinefalcon #nature #outdoors #adventure #hunting

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americanfalconer - November 30

Me and Salt, last weekend in Goldsboro, NC. She is still in training, but coming along nicely! #tundraperegrine #peregrinefalcon #falconry #nature #outdoors #adventure #hunting

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americanfalconer - November 28

Cool to be included in the Wildlife Magazine falconry feature along with so many great falconers, including my son Eli! #falconry #falconer #nature #wildlife #adventure #outdoors #hunting 📷 @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - November 25

Zen. Second hunt and second squirrel of the season. #falconry #hunting #outdoors #nature #adventure #redtailedhawk

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americanfalconer - November 24

Zen. I love this hawk. #falconry #falconer #nature #outdoors #adventure #hunting

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americanfalconer - November 24

Great time in the woods with my brothers, Eric and Justin. Love these dudes. Zen was on fire. First hunt of the season and she smashed the first squirrel she saw. She was 1516g #blood #redtailedhawk #falconry #falconer #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting @ehaus69 @hausmanjustin

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americanfalconer - November 10

A good first round of training outside. Can’t wait to get her hunting! #tundraperegrine #peregrine #peregrinefalcon #falconry #falconer #nature

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americanfalconer - October 30

This girl is becoming super sweet. She is taking tidbits from my fingers and getting used to eating off the lure. Can’t wait to get her flying. #tundraperegrine #peregrinefalcon #peregrine #falconer #falconry

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americanfalconer - October 26

Building trust. #tundraperegrine #peregrine #peregrinefalcon #falconry #falconer

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americanfalconer - October 25

The new girl, flexing her wings. #falconry #falconer #peregrinefalcon #peregrine #nature

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americanfalconer - October 21

This girl is getting sweeter and sweeter by the day. Can not wait to get her hunting. #falconry #falconer #tundraperegrine #peregrine #peregrinefalcon #nature #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - October 18

My Tundra Peregrine Falcon. We are starting to figure each other out. #falconry #falconer #nature #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - October 14

One in the nets that we don’t want. Coopers Hawk. #falconry #falconer #nature #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - October 11

Tundra Peregrine #3!! Congrats to my buddy, Wes Collins. A beautiful little tiercel. #falconry #falconer #nature #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - October 11

Tundra Peregrine #2. Mine!!! #falconry #falconer #nature #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - October 10

It’s starting to happen. Several peregrines on the beach today. This beautiful falcon is William Halstead’s new hunting partner. #falconry #falconer #nature #adventure #outdoors

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americanfalconer - October 09

Beach trapping for a Tundra Peregrine falcon. Should be some really cool pictures to come. #falconry #falconer #nature #adventure #outdoors

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americanfalconer - September 18

Another beautiful red-tailed hawk, catch and release. This was a 935g male. Not what Eli was looking for. #falconry #falconer #nature #adventure #outdoors @eli.hausman @elihausman

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americanfalconer - September 16

A beautiful 3ft Bull Snake I saw in Idaho. One of my favorite North American snakes. #bullsnake #snakes #snake #idaho

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americanfalconer - September 16

Eli found a little buddy in the back yard. #brownsnake #snake #snakelivesmatter #nature

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americanfalconer - September 09

Great morning trapping for Eli’s new hunting partner. These two did not make the cut. Catch and release. #falconry #falconer #redtailedhawk #birdsofprey #adventure #nature #outdoors

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americanfalconer - August 18

Some pre-season leather conditioning on my beautiful @leeslikkers custom falconry bag. This is an heirloom piece that will one day be handed down to my youngest son, and badass falconer @eli.hausman #falconry #leather #brooksproofide #adventure #nature #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - June 20

Loving the rain. #boxturtle #easternboxturtle #nature

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americanfalconer - June 11

Getting closer to finishing up our new Eastern Box Turtle habitat!! #boxturtle #easternboxturtle #reptiles #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - May 21

I love this world. #stunning #beautiful #snake #copperhead #nature #wildlife #outdoors #adventure with @bandofett @hausman.photography

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americanfalconer - May 21

One of my favorites. Absolutely stunning snake. #venomous #copperhead #snake @bandofett @hausman.photography

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americanfalconer - May 21

The find of the morning. I spotted this beauty tucked away right next to the trail. With @bandofett and @hausman.photography #copperhead #snake #nature #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - May 21

Sweet little Ringneck Snake. Eli named him Stewart. With @bandofett and @hausman.photography #snake #nature #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - May 21

What a fun morning! I got to hold a couple Indigo Snakes (childhood dream snake) and go “herping” (warning: more snake pics coming!). With @bandofett and @hausman.photography #snake #indigosnake

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americanfalconer - May 19

I love the “crazy-eye” of a Red-Tailed Hawk on a kill. This is Eli’s past bird, on a squirrel. @elihausman #falconer #falconry #nature #outdoors #adventure #hunting photo: @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - May 05

I just love this video. These baby Gyrfalcons are well cared for. These gyrs are being bred by one of my favorite breeders. Mark and Ryan Moglich breed some amazing birds and are damn good guys. @americangyrs @rmoglich #falconry #gyrfalcon #babyanimals #animals #birdsofinstagram #nature

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americanfalconer - April 08

I try to not cross-pollinate between my music and my falconry accounts. But I just have to in this instance. I recently composed and produced a hip-hop track for an awesome artist @iroc_omega that feat: Snoop Dogg and Dre Rock. I am very proud of this track. It drops on 4/20 but is up for preview (link in my @sonic_samurai profile). Please take a listen and let me know what you think! #hiphop #rap #hiphopproducer #musicproducer #producer #composer @snoopdogg @dre_rock5 #charlotteiscreative

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americanfalconer - April 06

Pointer. #germanshorthairedpointer #gsp #falconrydog #gooddog #falconry #hunting #nature

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americanfalconer - April 05

My hunting dog, soaking up the off-season at the beach house. #adogslife #falconry #falconer @connorhausman

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americanfalconer - April 01

The beautiful and badass, Zen, getting a nice warm weather spray down. We are both looking forward to falconry season. Only 6.5 more months! 😩 #falconry #falconer #adventure #nature #outdoors

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americanfalconer - February 25

Zen, on her last kill of the season. Gonna be a long summer. But, what a great season with family and friends. So good to spend a good part of it in the woods. #endoftheseason #falconry

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americanfalconer - February 21

My buddy, Ben Gibson’s, Tundra Peregrine. #dreambird

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americanfalconer - February 20

My good friend, Ben Gibson, with his Red-Tailed Hawk at the Carolina Hawking Club Field Meet in Goldsboro, NC.

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americanfalconer - February 20

My hunting partner, Zen, with her first of two squirrels at the Carolina Hawking Club field meet in Goldsboro, NC last weekend. #squirrelhammer photo @hausman.photography

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americanfalconer - February 19

A cool shot from the Carolina Hawking Club field meet this weekend in Goldsboro, NC. This is Ben Gibson’s Red-Tailed Hawk on a squirrel. Photo @hausman.photography @carolinahawkingclub

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americanfalconer - February 19

Me & Zen with Woody and Ben, post hunt. A weekend of Falconry at the Carolina Hawking Club’s field meet in Goldsboro, NC. #brothers photo: @hausman.photography

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americanfalconer - February 17

My brother, loves me so much that he left me a gift. #brotherlylove

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americanfalconer - February 11

This shot has always felt like a snapshot of what falconry means to me. Often, it is a lonely sport, and I certainly love that aspect of it. But, it also has these kind of moments shared with dear friends in the wild places of this earth. These moments mean everything to me (especially when shared with my youngest son, Eli). LIFE Magazine captured a moment between good friends Halter Cunningham and Brian McDonald after a day of trapping Tundrius Peregrines on the beach. #stunning #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors @hausman.photography

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americanfalconer - February 11

One of my favorite photos ever. Of course it’s LIFE Magazine, circa 1950’s. Brian McDonald catching a Tundrius Peregrine on (or should I say IN) the beach. My hope for this year is to get a permit to trap one of these incredible arctic falcons to train as my new hunting partner. #digin #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - February 09

My friend Ben Gibson, legally trapped this beautiful female Tundra Peregrine Falcon on the NC coast. She was near death from starvation when he trapped her. This is her, weeks later on a hen pheasant. I can’t wait to watch her develop in the hands of one of the best falconers I know. #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - February 09

CHC’s last field meet of the season. Really looking forward to this. Visitors welcome. Spaces limited. DM me for details. #falconry

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americanfalconer - February 08

Me and the boy. #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting photo by @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - February 06

Me and Zen, before the hunt. #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting photo @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - February 06

Eli, holding Lola. #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting photo: @andarsawyers

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