View Full Version : Howdy from Texas!

06-12-2008, 12:50 PM
Hi. My names Krys and I'm a hawkaholic.....Oh wait I'm thinking of AA. Anyway I've been a falconer for 5 years now. This past season I flew an imprint female cooper's hawk (still hunting actually), a passage female sharp shinned hawk (died of frounce after taking 65+ head of game including a handful of male grackles), and topped it all off by taking on a CB male HH that had suffered a humeral (wing bine between the elbow and shoulder) fracture and managed to take over 100 head of game with him in just over one month of hunting. I have worked at avian vet clinics most my life including one that saw nearly 400+ raptors a year. I also dabble a bit in potography...no Rob Palmer of anything like that. Below is a pic of the sharpy chasing a pigeon and the coop about to bind to a grackle.



06-12-2008, 12:57 PM
(welc) Krys. I'm sorry to hear about Boo. That was a great thread BTW - except all the bickering - that shouldn't happen here (knock on wood) if you plan on another sometime. Micheal showed me some pics of your bird too. I plan on flying one of those pocket rockets sometime myself. So I was full of questions for him. He got to see my kbird take a grackle while he was down visiting.

Thanks for the pics. You can post away. We love pics here. Those are great shots.

There ya go Kenn

06-12-2008, 12:59 PM
Welcome and nice photo's.

06-12-2008, 01:02 PM
Some great photo's (welc). Thinking of a COHA myself shortly. To late or an eyes this year.

06-12-2008, 01:03 PM
The bickering eventually cleared up and the thread got back on course.


Here's one on the coop.


and the Harris


06-12-2008, 01:04 PM
Some great photo's (welc). Thinking of a COHA myself shortly. To late or an eyes this year.


Lee Slikkers
06-12-2008, 01:15 PM
Welcome Krys, great to see you here on NAFEX. I have followed you Coops, Sharpie and HH threads with large smiles on my face. Can't wait to have you adding to the fray here...

Bryant Tarr
06-12-2008, 01:19 PM
Nice pics! Good to see you here (welc)

06-12-2008, 01:27 PM
welcome Krys....sorry havn't been around your neck of the woods latly, but I hope to go hunting with y'all again next year. Nice pics as usual too by the way.

Eagle Owl
06-12-2008, 01:39 PM

Cooper's Hawk. ;)

Well, this was a great forum...now that Krys has been allowed on here, it will go downhill quickly! toungeout

06-12-2008, 02:31 PM
Awesome, another Texan on here, can never have to many of us.

06-12-2008, 06:53 PM
Hey Krys, good to see you on here! There is a lot less opinions on here than the IFF, so I think you will really enjoy it. Lots of good how too threads and you wouldn't believe all the folks on here that have eyas coops and gos's, so fun reading. Good to see other crazy coops flyers on here. :eek:

06-12-2008, 07:45 PM
Hi Krys,
I am a new Texan and met you at the meet. I live up near Lubbock. It is good to see you found the site and everyone seems to love to read about accipiters on here (I think they like to laugh at the crazy people flying them) and sharpies are a favorite. I would love to read a little more in depth about your passage sharpie and the trials and successes with it before the frounce. Sorry you lost the sharpie like that.

06-12-2008, 08:44 PM
Welcome Krys!

That's an OUTSTANDING picture of the Coop's on the grackle! Thanks for sharing it!