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Krys_Langevin


Name?

Krys Langevin

How long have you been an OFA member?

4 months

Have you ever held a position in OFA?

No

Where do you live?

Lawton, OK

Job or School?

Meadow Wood Animal Hospital

Family?

I have my dad, brother and sister, but the family I relate to the most is my falconry family; my fellow OFA and NAFA members.

What got you interested in falconry?

I’ve always love nature, animals, and the outdoors. I never new falconry was really a thing until I went to work for Dr. Moore. He is a falconer/rehabber/veterinarian and I went out with him and his birds for two years before I took the plunge. I was hooked.

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

Greg Moore, DVM was my sponsor but my biggest influence and mentor has been Heather Gast. I started falconry with the goal to fly a male/female cast of HH’s and her guidance has made that a very enjoyable success.

What bird(s) do you currently fly?

Cast of HHs

What birds have you flown in the past?

2 Female RTs, 1Imprint female Cooper’s Hawk, One Male Imprint Cooper’s Hawk, One passage female Sharp Shinned Hawk, 20+ different HHs mostly CB 3 passage birds , 2 Imprint male NA Goshawks

What was your favorite bird, and why?

My favorite two are my current Male CB HH “Dingus” and the passage female Sharpy I flew “Boo”. Dingus will tackle a sparrow and a jack rabbit in the same hunt. I’ve flown him for 10+ years and can’t imagine a season without him. Boo was a phenomenal Sharpy. I manned her at a NAFA meet and she was tame as any imprint. She rode in the truck unhooded and if you blinked you missed the lightning fast flights. 

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

I am pulling a female sharpy in June in Indiana. My dream bird is a Black Spar, but I doubt that will ever happen. 

What is your favorite quarry?

Jack Rabbits, but I’m in quail central so we will see how the sharpy does.

Do you have other animals?

4 dogs and 3 cats

Favorite falconry story?

My favorite falconry story has to be all the “firsts”. First head of game, first pheasant, first quail, first jack, etc. Short of that pick any NAFA meet and all the shenanigans that happen there.

Funniest falconry story?

I was flying my imprint female Cooper’s hawk “Turbo Dog” and she chased a group of birds out the car window. One of the birds flew directly into the open front window of an unoccupied parked car with Turbo hot on it’s tail. She ended up catching the bird in the back seat of the car and I had to go let myself into the car to retrieve the birds.


Favorite quote?

"I do invite you to-morrow morning
to my house to breakfast;
after, we'll a-birding together.
I have a fine hawk for the bush."
The Merry Wives of Windsor, III, iii, 243.

What is the best tip that you would give someone new to the sport?

Pick a good attentive sponsor and then listen to that person and not all the armchair falconers on the internet.

Who have you sponsored?

Axel Schardt and Clayton Boyd

What goals do you have for your falconry experience?

I want to give back more. I am working on building a hopefully long lasting relationship with the soon to be opened Mountain Park Aquarium & Museum of Natural Science.

Contact Info you want public?

817-528-9743 (cell)

Social Networks?

Face Book

Anything else?

I’m all about helping others. If anyone needs anything, has any questions, or just wants to go hawking give me a call.


 
 

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