Tuesday, April 15, 2014

13 year-old girl hunts with Golden Eagle

I have cool daughters.  And I am humbled by this young lady reported in this story from the BBC.

Many more stunning pictures at the actual story.

The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles, and today there are around 400 practising falconers. Ashol-Pan, the daughter of a particularly celebrated hunter, may well be the country's only apprentice huntress.
They hunt in winter, when the temperatures can drop to -40C (-40F). A hunt begins with days of trekking on horseback through snow to a mountain or ridge giving an excellent view of prey for miles around.

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