Jarrett Zuber

Recently a member of our community was involved in a violent car accident and passed away. To read more about this please view the link by clicking the button below.

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Welcome to the "Pennsylvania Falconry & Hawk Trust"

Message from the webmaster: Please be patient while I populate and wrap up the new websites content and structure. There will be various changes over the next few weeks. I will be working diligently with the club editor and other club members to get information that is deemed necessary to be posted on the website published.

The goal is to have a publicly accessible website with useful information and resources to help out aspiring and seasoned falconers alike. This includes club information, falconry information, and useful resources like vendors. Do not hesitate to submit something you think should be posted on the website through one of the various contact forms or to your club board contact directly.

"My lord shall never rest; I'll watch him tame, and talk him out of patience. - Shakespeare"

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Why are you a falconer?

Since I was kid, hunting in my dad’s fields during deer season, I was always fascinated watching the Harriers and Kestrels go cruising through looking for mice. Over the years, I had worked to get myself closer to nature by hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and even wildlife photography. However, as soon as I learned about falconry, I was instantly hooked. To me, falconry is one of the closest ways we can get to nature. It is also the best ways possible to see what these animals are truly capable of, all while maintaining a strong hunting partnership. This sport bridges a huge gap between man and the wild while teaching you something that we have lost through the years, a respect for nature.

I originally pursued falconry as an extension to my outdoors nature. I know it eventually consumed me, like it does for many others. I look forward to every flight, and every moment I get to spend with the birds in the field.

What's your attraction?

If you asked someone why they pursued falconry you will get a different answer from everyone, but some common trends occur.

Some reasons include a direct connection to nature, to build a bond, a new way to hunt, "just because", etc. It's important to consider what exactly allures you to it, and make sure than the reasons match the results.

Archimedes Takes a Grey Squirrel

Capturing and sharing footage of falconry

Capturing footage of falconry is often considered taboo. It shows a very primal path of the cycle of life that many people aren’t comfortable with.This website will be showing falconry footage that entails exactly what falconry is; a hunting tradition and sport.

The video to your left is a short film edit of a squirrel hunt with a passage male red tail. This was this birds third squirrel of the season. The bird was trapped on Halloween weekend and started hunting just shy of 2 weeks later.

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MISSING RED TAIL in Lebanon or surrounding counties. A male RT was on his first hunt Friday morning and mobbed by a small murder of crows. The bird was pushed up and over the nearby ridge with the crows in tow.

The bird eventually found refuge adjacent to Ft. Indiantown Gap base and was located with a baseball sized crop by the time access was found/permission granted to the location. The following morning the bird was immediately located inside the edge of base property.

The base staffing granted permission for a search and provided manpower/guide with no reluctance to our surprise. They were very intrigued with the chain of events going on. Unfortunately the bird was isolated to directly on the other side of the starting ridge and inside an active training grounds with the "live fire" flags flying. The troops could not get us inside obviously until the live fire training was done which wasn't until today.

Currently signal can not be found where bird was last known location on Saturday mid-day. The hunt is still on though.

The male red tail has anklets, one TX on 434.025 with unknown battery condition (it went on low battery beep Saturday during the day but should have a few days in that mode) and one bell mounted to a bullet bewit. If anyone spots it please contact Brian Russell at 570-581-1988 or Greg Miller (closest to birds last known location) at 717-679-1000.
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It is with a heavy heart PFHT has to inform you of the loss of a young member of the PA falconry community. Jarrett Zuber who was an ambitious young falconer apprenticing under Al Mochan was recently involved in a violent car accident and has passed away.

Jarrett has been hunting with Al countless times over the past few years and was at recent PFHT meets/events with Al. He had recently completed his licensing process and was ready to start trapping his first bird with Al the week of the accident.

It was his families gracious wishes to have contributions made to PFHT in lieu of flowers which all of us are extremely grateful for this gesture.

In the meantime we will be assembling a memorial page on our website with contribution methods for Jarret at www.pfht.org/jarrett-zuber/. Please be a little patient while we gather information from our membership for this page.
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1 month ago

Chris Tocco

Trick or treat, when’s the meet?
Where we gonna collect bunny feet?
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2 months ago

Chris Tocco

Hey all! Looking to put time off requests in at work for the hawking meet season, is there dates set for the meet yet? ... See MoreSee Less

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