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Name?

 Ryan Christensen

 

How long have you been an OFA member?

I have been a member since I was 16 so it has been bout 8 years.

 

Positions in OFA?

Been working pretty hard to steer clear of that stuff

 

 

Where do you live?

Hydro, OK

 

 

Job or School?

I have been attending SWOSU for the past 5 years and will be finally graduating this May with a bachelor’s in Biology.

 

 

Family?

I have a pretty large family and it’s never a surprise to run into somebody around town. In my immediate family: I have my mom and dad and a snot-nosed little sister who will be getting married this August.

 

 

What got you interested in falconry?

 When my family and I moved back up to Hydro from Apache, we were staying with my grandparents until we could get our own place. After a couple months my cousin Chris started to stay on the couch. One day I found one of his books and read it and asked him a few questions. The next thing I knew I was being dragged all over the country side.

 

 

Who was your sponsor? (or mentors and influences?)

I was fortunate enough to have my cousin Chris as my sponsor. He was pretty hard on me but I managed to learn a fair amount from him.

 

 

What birds do you currently fly?

Currently have a 3X intermewed male Kestrel

 

 

What birds have you flown in the past?

Flown mostly Red-tails, a couple Kestrels and a Sharpie

 

 

What was your favorite bird and why?

My current kestrel has been probably one of the coolest birds. He may be a pain in the butt sometimes but that lil guy likes to hunt.

 

 

What birds do you plan to fly or would like to fly?

 I would like to fly a Cooper’s Hawk on quail at some point in my life. Caught one once with the Sharpie and that was possibly the coolest thing I had ever seen.

 

 

Favorite Quarry?

Starlings are a lot of fun to catch but have had some good times catching cottontails too.

 

 

Do you have other animals?

Well I have a pair of Leopard Geckos, somewhere around 9 tarantulas of different species, gerbils and also raise roaches as feeders.

 

 

Favorite falconry story?

There has been too many good stories to really pick one out.

 

 

Funniest falconry story?

We were out on a golf course one winter and the hawk had flown into a tree chasing a squirrel. Out of nowhere this squirrel makes a Hail Mary out of the tree and as soon as it hits the ground it just starts bee lining it for me. I start running backwards waving my arms and yelling at the stupid thing but it continued chasing after me for a little while until it finally decided I wouldn't be the best tree to climb to evade the bird. 

 

What goals do you have for your falconry experience?

 Like to learn as much as I can about the sport, and continue to improve upon myself.

 

 

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Social Networks?

 Facebook

 


 
 

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