We’ve seen it before but it doesn’t make it any less amazing each time.
It’s just so cool to think you can not only train a bird of prey but also train it to attack the exact species you want to help you hunt.
Honestly, it seems a little bit like unfair chase given that an eagle has an amazing ability to find, track and hit animals by surprise. But, it’s still pretty cool.
And honestly, if it were a hunting tactic we could use around here, I would be one of the first buying a hunting eagle.
Golden eagles are a pretty massive bird.
They can weigh up to 11 pounds and have a wingspan over 6 feet, but the fact that they can hunt deer should tell you all you need to know about how big they are.
Golden eagles are used for hunting in parts of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Mongolia and Kazakhstan. They are the same as the ones in North America, we just aren’t allowed to posses and use them for these purposes.
These animals are trained from a young age and are incredible successful at hunting.
The video shows the trainer releasing his bird and captures it going in and hammering a deer that is on the run.
They go up and show the eagle gripped onto the deer. The eagle has it wrapped up like a pretzel and while the deer tries to kick free, it’s not gonna happen. The powerful bird looks proud as it stands on top of its prey.