The $12,444 Hawk Release!

We were joined by Dave Gourley of Findlay Subaru of St. George for the release of this Red Tail Hawk. Dave presented a check to Martin. It was a very large donation from all the funds they raised during their Subaru Share The Love Event. This year the check was for $12,444! THANK YOU Dave & Findlay Subaru & Subaru!

This video also includes a tour of our Wildlife Chambers and a visit in with all the current Wildlife Ambassadors and many of the birds currently in rehab including the white belly Bald Eagle, a Golden Eagle, a Peregrine Falcon, and two Red Tail Hawks.

We hope you will also enjoy a few excerpts from the road on the way up to the C-Overlook where the hawk was released.

Timestamps:
:35 – 1:50 Getting our Subaru Forrester ready for the Red Tail Hawk
2:00 – 5:55 Tour of the Wildlife Chambers
5:55 – 13:00 Getting the Red Tail Hawk from her chamber
13:00 – 16:30 Drive up to C-Overlook
16:30 – 18:00 Dave presents check to Martin
18:00 – 22:00 Martin takes the Red Tail out for release
22:00 – Red Tail Hawk Released Back to the Wild!

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One Hawk’s Flight to Freedom!

Martin and Susan release a Red Tail Hawk back into the wild where she belongs! Martin did not think this hawk would make it. The hawk had damage to the wing tip and options were limited. Martin treated the hawk as best he could even though doubtful of recovery. The hawk defied the odds, began flying well in the chamber, and was very strong when released back into the wild.

Belle the Harris Hawk & Guests!

From September of 2019. Some excerpts from Susan & Martin’s trip up Wyoming. Belle went along and their family went out hunting with her. The second part includes Gayle Bass of TV show Right This Minute. She came up from Phoenix to visit with Susan, Martin and the critters for a day. Gayle is a huge support not only of SWF, but MANY wonderful charities. Our thanks to Gayle and Right This Minute for including us on their show! Links to their vids below:

▫️ Gayle Bass Goes Hunting with a Hawk

▫️ Saving a Rare White Belly Bald Eagle

▫️ Humans Rescue Wildlife in Need

▫️ Young Golden Eagle Bets the Help it Needs

▫️ Beautiful Golden Eagle Rescued From Roadside

▫️ Working Hard to Rescue Injured Eagle

▫️ Eagle Ate So Much, She Can’t Fly

▫️ People Swoop in To Rescue Birds

▫️ Paralyzed Eagle Makes A Surprise Comeback

▫️ Deer Found in Unexpected Places Returned to the Wild

▫️ Rehabilitated Owl Released into Wild

4 Hawks, 4 Falcons, 2 Eagles, Hunkered Down

A Red Tail Hawk arrived on March 22nd. Martin examined the Hawk, then put him in a chamber. This is a third Red Tail Hawk currently at our center. Martin also gives a tour of others out in the chambers, including long time guests and our Wildlife Ambassadors.

42 Years and a Red Tail Hawk

It is commonly known that the 40th Wedding Anniversary traditional gemstone is a Ruby and the color is Ruby Red. Lesser known, however, is the traditional 42nd Wedding Anniversary Red Tail Hawk. For Susan and Martin’s 42nd anniversary on February 18th, they celebrated by releasing a Red Tail Hawk back into the wild where he belongs.

The Red Tail, one of three currently in our rescue center, had been with us for about a month after being hit by a car. On February 18th he was flying well and eating well and very ready to return to the wild. So ready in fact, he managed to get one of his talons around Martin’s finger.

Susan and Martin took the new Subaru Forester out to Rush Lake Ranch. It was the first wildlife release with the new car!

On route, Martin share some sights and birdwatching details and tells the story about he and Susan’s first date.

Out at the ranch, Martin handed the Red Tail Hawk to Susan to release back into the wild. No instructions needed, of course.

Hawking with Belle | Harris Hawk

From October 16th, Martin & Belle out hawking. Belle flies a ways off and deals with a raven. Martin, a master falconer, talks about how it could end badly for the raven. Though Belle was a little over ideal flying weight, she still made many attempts to catch jackrabbits. Martin discusses how and why monitoring her weight is so important. He also discusses the need to work with a bird best suited to the type of region you will be working with the bird in and the quarry available.

Throughout their wander, Belle makes many attempts to catch jackrabbits. She does get fooled by a couple smart ones, but not deterred, she also catches more than one. The jackrabbits she caught will provide food to the sick and injured animals we care for.

White Belly Bald Eagle & Red Tailed Hawk Updates

An update on the Red Tailed Hawk’s and White Belly Bald Eagle’s feather growth.

Earlier videos about these birds:
Raptors Need Their Tail Feathers
Rescued Rare White Belly Bald Eagle

Martin also opens up a new shipment from Rodent Pro!

Martin and Susan send their thanks to those who donated Gift Certificates to restock our freezer for the raptors in our care.
Tom Utech, Love from Michigan, Linda Farrington, Panu Nassi, Francene Simhoni, Nan Huffman, Collin Pederson, Connie Beingessner, Julie Stephens, Cheryl Taylor, Elizabeth Warkentin, Cynthia Cheek, Bonavin Fletcher, Cory Griffis, Sharon Cobb.
A Big Thank You From our Wildlife Ambassadors Scout, Belle, Helen, Cirrus & Piper.

To send us Rodent Pro Gift Certificates, please call them:
(812) 867-7598
Our email is info@gowildlife.org

Hawking with Belle

GoPro video of Martin and Belle out Hawking. While out wondering the desert, Martin talks about:
1:00 – Second Hunting Season
5:00 – About Consistent Training/hunting tips
12:00 – Belle after Jack Rabbit
19:00 – About the falconer’s role
21:00 – About Belle’s Schedule
24:00 – About Falconery terms
25:00 – About Belle getting tired and group hunting
28:00 – About not letting the bird get too tired or discouraged
35:00 – About how rabbits are raised and why there is a falconry season
40:00 – Hood on and heading back to the car