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Name?

Bob Clark


Have you ever held a position in OFA?

No


Where do you live?

Oklahoma City


Job or School?

Reptile Breeder, Univ. of Kansas BS Biology, MA Systematic


Family?

Widowed.  Courtney 30, Haley 28, and Bob 26


What got you interested in falconry?

I don't remember "getting" interested, I just WAS interested


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

I started in the sport before it was regulated, so I didn't have a sponsor.  I got my info from books, mostly OLD books, but eventually found North American Falconry and Hunting Hawks by Webster and Beebe.


What bird(s) do you currently fly?

I currently fly a FinnishXSiberian Goshawk


What birds have you flown in the past?

Red-tailed hawks, harris', peregrines, peregrine hybrids, and goshawks


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

I like the variety!  No plans for anything different.


What is your favorite quarry?

I think ducks with a peregrine are probably my favorite quarry.


Do you have other animals?

I breed pythons for a living, so I've got lots of snakes, a few lizards, and quite a few turtles including one i've had for 47 years!


Funniest falconry story?

This one is a little painful to tell, but I'll do it for the laugh.  A few years ago a group of Oklahoma falconers were in town and hunting in an area which I hunted daily.  My job as unofficial guide, was to find someone good duck slips.  Things had been going well, and we'd seen some good flights and taken some ducks.  Then it was my turn.  Most of the members of the hunting party were accomplished falconers that I respected and when it was my turn, I hoped my bird would do well making me look good in the process.  My peregrine took a mediocre pitch over the pond, and then halfheartedly chased the ducks out of the pointy end of the pond.  She came back over the water and as I tried to flush a couple of stragglers, my bird came from the sky and bound to my head!  Well, nothing bleeds like your head!  Humiliating!  I was wounded in more ways than one.  I never saw that behavior before or after.  My bird was used to hopping in the truck and chasing ducks a few minutes later.  I think she build some resentment, after riding in the car all day.


Favorite Quote?

The question isn't "Who's going to let me," it's "who's going to stop me!"

Ayn Rand


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

Falconry has given me so much enjoyment over the years.  There is real value in that.  I hope someone starting in the sport can recognize all it has to offer, and get the most from it.  Have fun!


What goals do you have for your falconry experience?

I hope i'm kicking brush piles, rushing ponds, and hopping fences until my last day.  That's a good goal for me.


Contact Info you want public?

405-659-3608

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Social Networks?

Personal Facebook - Bob Clark

Business Facebook - Bob Clark Reptiles

Twitter - @ pythonbobclark

Instagram - bobclarkreptiles

Company Website - www.bobclark.com


 
 

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