Arizona falconers promote conservation, carry on ancient tradition
CHINO VALLEY — Joseph Pravongviengkham slips a hood of red kangaroo leather over the head of his falcon, Sully. He wants to keep his bird calm for the 30-minute drive to an open field filled with quail, jackrabbits and cottontails.
When they reach their destination, Pravongviengkham releases Sully from his box, removes the hood and takes the bird off its tether. Sully soars above the small group gathered, spots a pigeon and dives.
“Hey yo!” the crowd shouts.
Pravongviengkham, 21, of Waddell, brought his juvenile Barbary falcon to attend the three-day Arizona Falconers Association Desert... read more
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