Before I take on any of these birds, I make an unspoken commitment to work with them each day that the Mother Nature will allow.
By our second year together, Absaroka (Abby girl)
had the routine figured out,
and came to expect more of me than I could sometimes provide.
Abby took my family on many unforgettable adventures;
her prowess as a hunter was unmatched,
often toying with her prey to extend the hunt a bit longer before making the kill. Witnessing nature in its rawest form is something that should humble and keep you grounded.
Working with these fantastic birds is an experience that I will never take for granted and if it were all to end tomorrow,
I will be thankful for the time that these magnificent animals have allowed me to spend with them.