Ross School - Senior Project 2013

 

Student: Sam Kramer

 

Mentor: Greg Drossel

Consultant: Dennis Roy

Domains: Science

Faculty Grader: Carrie Clark

 

Documentation of Product

 

Title: BirdŐs-eye View

 

Starting in January 2012, I began work on obtaining a New York State Apprentice Falconry license, which included finding a licensed falconer to agree to sponsor me, passing a written examination in April, constructing appropriate indoor and outdoor housing for a raptor, and obtaining all the necessary equipment for training and caring for a raptor. I was official licensed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in September and searched for a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk until early November, at which point I went upstate with another falconer and trapped an immature male Red-tailed Hawk. I then began to train him according to the traditions of the sport of falconry and in early December, I was able to fly him untethered and hunt with him. I created a blog to document all of my experiences and provide advice and instruction to potential falconers

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http://ehfalconry.wordpress.com/

 

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Exhibition & Presentation Summary

 

Presentation:

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Works Consulted

 

Ash, Lydia. "The Modern Apprentice." The Modern Apprentice. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2012.

 

Beebe, Frank L., and Harold M. Webster. North American Falconry and Hunting Hawks. Denver, CO: North American Falconry & Hunting Hawks, 1972. Print.

 

Beebe, Frank L. A Falconry Manual. Surrey, B.C.: Hancock House, 1984. Print.

Bodio, Stephen. A Rage for Falcons. New York City: Schocken, 1984. Print.

Gallagher, Tim. Falcon Fever: A Falconer in the Twenty-First Century. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Print.

 

New York. Department of Environmental Conservation. Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources. New York State Falconry Examination Manual. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

 

New York. Department of Environmental Conservation. Division of Fish, Wildlife and

Marine Resources. New York State Falconry Guide. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print

 

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