Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An Idaho original

Here are some recent photos of an Idaho original, falconer/mountain man, devoted grandfather and husband to a delightful lady named Connie, who was a fireman in Rockford, Illinois in a previous life. No, it's not Santa Claus.
He breeds beautiful white Gyrfalcons, but also captured and hunts with a wild grey Gyr, caught during her first winter, o6 I think, wandering south from her arctic home.
He also breeds and hunts with a beautiful strain of Red Setters. The current litter, seen here, plays with a guest who takes one home with him.
He is a student of Lewis and Clark and other things to do with the early American West. He also hunts with an eagle off of horse back. His name is Jack Oar and I am lucky enough to hang out with him on rare ocassion.
These pictures were taken by friends Charles Schwartz and Marty Browne.

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