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Name?

Adam Shriver


How long have you been an OFA member?

2017


Have you ever held a position in OFA?

No


Where do you live?

Yukon, OK


Job or School?

Outside sales Core Lifting Products


Family?

I have three beautiful kids, and an awesome wife who tolerates me.


What got you interested in falconry?

I have always loved birds of prey ever since I can remember.  However, when my brother Benton Shriver decided to become a falconer, I was shortly right behind him.


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

My sponsor is David Price.  With his blessings, I will upgrade to general in November of 2017.  I have looked up to a few others, and have had help from both Ricky Harris (Pawpa) and Gary Brewer.


What bird(s) do you currently fly?

I currently do not have any birds.


What birds have you flown in the past?

I have flown both a male and a female red tailed hawk.


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

I think red tails have a special place in my heart.  I will probably always be a red tailer.  In time, I would like to see what a gos is all about.


What is your favorite quarry?

My favorite quarry by far, is squirrels.  It's the crack of falconry in my opinion.


Do you have other animals?

I own two dogs.  Harley, a 9 year old pitbull, and Camden, which is a 6 month old mountain feist.


Favorite falconry story?

My favorite story would have to be last season with Mazzo, my hen red tail.  She was a late trapped bird, and we had little time to get going, and to get a full season in on squirrels.  We made it happen though.  Mazzo was relentless, and nothing less than hell on squirrels.  Too many good stories to tell with that bird, but one that rings a bell at this time would be at a local park.  I was just getting her going, but the locals knew who both of us where by that point.  As I started across the park with Mazzo following close behind, I started to notice that my group was no longer just her and I.

I had every kid and elderly person in the park hawking with us, with the exception of a soccer mom who passed by, giving us "The look."  Mazzo started in on the squirrels, and shortly got a foot on one, bringing is down right in front of out group.  I moved in, helped dispatch the squirrel, and looked up and said "Wow!  Wasn't that just tons of fun!"  Everyone was beside themselves.  Withing 15 minutes of the soccer mom passing, the cops showed up.  I was half expecting this to happen, and was planning on it.  They also couldn't believe what was going on, and wanted to see what this whole falconry deal was about first hand.  So...I put Mazzo back up in the trees, and we were at it again.  By this point we had lost a few of the original group, but we now had three officers, and half of the locals at the park hawking.  ALL EYES WERE ON MAZZO!  This was our first double.


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

The best tip I can give is that this sport takes lots of time and patients.  It is NOT for everyone.


Who have you sponsored?

I have not sponsored anyone, though I will be working closely with another apprentice this coming season.


What goals do you have for your falconry experience?

The only goal I have is to be the best that I can be, to fly my birds in good health, and to hawk as much as possible.


Contact Info you want public?

Phone: 405-845-3283

 
 

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