56 days (710g)

Ruger is getting close to hawking. This morning I had him on the fist and gave him a baggie quail. He watched it land and then went after it. He caught it, released it, chased it down on foot, recaught it, released it and continue to play with it for a while. Once he decided to kill it, he mantled for a second. I CR'ed when he plucked and then made in with the lure. He immediately transferred to the lure and then I picked him and the lure up together and let him finish. I am planning on taking him car hawking next week if he continues to progress.

Each evening he is getting exercise/shaping sessions. We work fist drops, rp's, controlled bates, etc.

Once he hard pens next week, I'll start hooding.