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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americanfalconer - February 05

My dragon. #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - February 04

Mean muggin’! #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting #meanmuggin photo @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - February 04

Zen, flew great today. Another beautiful day in the woods with hawks and friends. She hammered this squirrel on the ground from an awesome stoop from the trees above. #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - February 03

Thanks to Town Magazine for having interest in my Falconry. @towncarolina photos: @ptpix @nikki_lynne article by @hookiet #falconry #nature #outdoors #adventure #hunting

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americanfalconer - February 01

Zen, my Red-Tailed Hawk. Photo by @andarsawyers

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americanfalconer - February 01

Almost 7k likes in just 6days! Not too shabby @teddyshipley !! #design #logo #logodesinger #sonofragnar #ragnar

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americanfalconer - January 31

Eli’s red-tailed hawk, Ivar. I love the yellow eyes of the juvenile red-tailed hawk. They begin to change to brown as they mature. As you can see, they also have a brown barred tail that will change to red as they molt into new feathers in their second Summer. #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting photo @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 30

Eye of Ivar. #eyes #falconry #redtailedhawk #raptor #adventure #nature #outdoors #hunting photo @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 29

Battle Scars. #squirrelhammer #falconry #hunting #nature #redtailedhawk #squirrelhawking #adventure #outdoors photo @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 29

Eli showing how falconers do most things. #onehanded #falconry photo @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 28

We weigh our birds daily (at least). This, combined with visual and behavioral cues from the birds not only help us to know when they are ready to hunt, but also their general health. I’m old school with my use of spring scales, sacrificing precision for never having to rely on batteries. I believe that behavior and the keel (breast bone that can show health/hydration & weight of bird by feel) tell me more than the scale. The scale, for me, is just a way of confirming what the bird has already told me. #jeeplife #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #wildlife photo @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 28

My girl Zen, trying to find the squirrel that vanished under this fallen tree. I love this sport. It’s such a cool relationship. #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - January 27

Very cool to get some logo love (top right) from @logoinspirations thanks to @teddyshipley for the badass logo design!! #americanfalconer #logo #logodesign #design #branding

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americanfalconer - January 26

Zen, with her second squirrel (out of 3) during the Carolina Hawking Club field meet in Lillington, NC. #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting photo by @hausman.photography

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americanfalconer - January 26

Ivar on the kill. Photo: @heatherlieblerphoto #badass #squirrelhammer #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting #wildernessculture

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americanfalconer - January 25

Hawks. Photo: @heatherlieblerphoto falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - January 24

I just love how jacked up these birds get during the hunt. Eli’s red-tailed hawk on a squirrel. Photo: @heatherlieblerphoto #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - January 23

Cool shot of Ivar’s nictitating membrane closing over his eye. Eli is looking for this subtle signal that Ivar is ready for the hood to be put on. These hoods become a safe place for the bird, as it shields them from things that might frighten them if they were able to see them. It relieves a lot of potentially stressful situations and can be thought of as blinders on a horse walking through the city or a kennel for a dog. Photo by @heatherlieblerphoto #animalhusbandry #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - January 23

Ready to hit the woods! photo by @heatherlieblerphoto #squirrelsbeware #squirrelhammer #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting @carhartt

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americanfalconer - January 23

Zen, with her Ken Hooke Pred8tr hood. She literally puts her head in this hood, as she knows it means we are going hunting. #squirrelhammer #nature #adventure #outdoors #cltagenda #hunting photo by @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 22

My (left) and Eli’s (right) custom hawk boxes - also known as giant hoods. These are made by my brother’s company RocBox. @ehaus69 photo by @heatherlieblerphoto #falconry #adventure #nature #outdoors #hunting #wood #woodworking #woodwork

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americanfalconer - January 22

Zen, with her second squirrel on Friday. Photo by @hausman.photography #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - January 21

Really cool shot of Zen, my red-tailed hawk coming in hot on a squirrel (bottom right corner). Zen absolutely rocked at the Carolina Hawking Club field meet in Lillington, NC. Photo by @hausman.photography #falconry #adventure #nature #outdoors #hunting

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americanfalconer - January 21

Peregrine Tiercel #peregrine #falconry #nature #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - January 21

Eli saying goodbye to one of his oldest friends, at the Carolina Hawking Club meet in Lillington, NC. #mansbestfriend #falconry #adventure #huntingdog #labradorretriever #hunting

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americanfalconer - January 18

Ivar, juvenile red-tailed hawk. #falconry #nature #outdoors #adventure #hunting photo: @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 17

Eli with his hunting partner, Ivar. Photo by @heatherlieblerphoto #falconry #sonsofragnar #nature #outdoors #adventure

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americanfalconer - January 16

Before for the hunt. #jeeplife #rubiconhardrock #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors #hunting photo by @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 15

Badass. @elihausman #myyoungestson #badass #falconry #nature #outdoors #adventure #hunting @carhartt photo by @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 15

Three days in the woods, hawking with good friends, my youngest son Eli, and this magnificent creature. #falconry #nature #adventure #adventurethatislife #outdoors #raptors #hunting photo by @hausman.photography

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americanfalconer - January 14

Me and my girl, Zen, at the North Carolina Falconers Guild field meet in Denton, NC. Two hunts, two squirrels. Love this bird! All business and sweet as pie. #squirrelhammer #falconry #nature #adventure #outdoors

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americanfalconer - January 13

Zen. #redtailedhawk #falconry #adventure #nature #outdoors #hunting Photo: @heatherlieblerphoto

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americanfalconer - January 13

Zen knocks down another one. Fun day in the woods! #squirrelhammer #hunting #falconry #outdoors #nature #adventure

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