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Casper man hunts with golden eagle
Scott Simpson is one of about 60 falconers licensed to possess an eagle in the U.S. Only about 12 are active hunters.
Scott Simpson teases his golden eagle Maggie with a dead rat during her first training session this fall. After keeping her indoors all summer, Simpson tethered her feet for the first few outings until she became accustomed to returning to his fist when called.
Scott Simpson tries to soothe Maggie, his golden eagle, after she became agitated while hunting. The pair hunt cottontails and jackrabbits, although golden eagles may be bold enough to try to bring down coyotes and other large animals.
Maggie, a golden eagle handled by Scott Simpson, takes off from a fence post while hunting. With their excellent eyesight, eagles can scan vast areas for potential prey.

Fearsome flier

Scott Simpson is one of about 60 falconers licensed to possess an eagle in the U.S. Only about 12 are active hunters.
Scott Simpson teases his golden eagle Maggie with a dead rat during her first training session this fall. After keeping her indoors all summer, Simpson tethered her feet for the first few outings until she became accustomed to returning to his fist when called.
Scott Simpson tries to soothe Maggie, his golden eagle, after she became agitated while hunting. The pair hunt cottontails and jackrabbits, although golden eagles may be bold enough to try to bring down coyotes and other large animals.
Maggie, a golden eagle handled by Scott Simpson, takes off from a fence post while hunting. With their excellent eyesight, eagles can scan vast areas for potential prey.
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