It was with some hesitation I began this thread. Quite frankly I have become disheartened with falconers giving advise on birds they have little or NO experience with. With that said it was the reason I decided on this bord. Most here want to read and share experiences. So please no flaming. Don't give advise. If you have questions please DO ask. However,It could take me a while to answer.
EEO hatched May 31 2013
28 days and eating 4 to 5 quail breasts and 3-4 lg. mice per day
I guess the main questions. Why an eagle owl? Are you planning to hunt it? More interested to know, if you plan to hunt it, what time of day do you plan on hunting it? I can reccomend a good night vision supplier!! Very cool. A lot of people want to fly a GHO, but an EEO is HUGE compared to an GHO. Do you know if male or female yet? Good luck with it, this should be a fun read and learning exp. one last question. Where did you get Info for imprinting an owl from? Thanx
Why an eagle owl? It would seen appropiate for the game. Are you planning to hunt it? Yes More interested to know, if you plan to hunt it, what time of day do you plan on hunting it? Guess that would depend on him. I can reccomend a good night vision supplier!! No, those things will make you walk into trees and bump your head. A lot of people want to fly a GHO, but an EEO is HUGE compared to an GHO. I had never really noticed. Thanks for pointing that out! Do you know if male or female yet? Male. one last question. Where did you get Info for imprinting an owl from? This wouldn't be my first time around with owls.
Last Edit: Jul 4, 2013 7:35:07 GMT -5 by shortwingn
Shockingbyu, I would think rabbits, geese, and the such.
Thanks for answering. that is interesting . Do you have to be general or master class falconer to be able to have EEO?
EEO's are classified as exotics because they are not on the MBTA list. As such, a falconry permit is not required to own one by federal law. However, state laws differ, especially now since each state has its own set of laws. Further, if you are going to free fly or hunt the bird, most states require it to be on a falconry permit anyway, so again you'd have to check your state laws.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say this would not be a good apprentice bird. Their price is also...lets say...prohibitive to most.
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