We introduced the bird to three dogs Rubi, Blue and Sheba. I was a little nervous after we did Sheba so Mike did Blue on the introduction and I was happy to step aside. This is a picture of Mike introducing Zema to Blue and telling him No do not eat the big white mint! No Bad Dog
Well we keep working to get everybody used to everybody. A little time goes by and Zema is getting a little cute. And she can walk around the kennel floor and we keep doing introductions out in the kennel. We are starting to get everybody used to everybody.
As Zema grows in the late summer we have to teach her to kill on her own with out a dog first.
So we start trying to get her to kill a chukar first and then a pheasant. Mike has all the knowledge I watch sit back and suggest. Between 30 years of dog training on my part and 30 years of bird training on his part it is a very enjoyable experience. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs.
We would always let Zema have a blow out meal on the pheasant to try and get her going. I said to Mike can we ever get her to ride in the mule and he said never. One day when she is eating I said lets put her in the back of the mule in the bed. She did not mind at all and I said Zema is a big eater and will do anything for a meal. So pretty soon she would eat as mike would feed her off the glove on the mule.
Above are pictures with some of game preserve clients feeding Zema off the glove. Mike has her manners so good with a little supervision and a little guidance anyone can handle her.
This is a way of life, it is not to make a living it is loving the outdoors, and nature and what it has to offer, and sharing it with others. We offer Pheasant hunt with Falcon for the price of the pheasant. This is not to make money it is to share the love a falconry with other.