Originally Posted by ridergirl23
I roped my cousin... caught him right at the knees, I thought it was very impressive....he didn't. Haha but that's all I've ever roped.lol. I am interested in how you roped the chicken hawk though? That's insane! Was it hard? Why did you rope it?
OK, I tell some crazy stuff on here and exxagerate stories, but this is 100% true:
At the time I had a Redbone hound that bayed the hawk. I was riding a colt about 200 yards away (in the roundpen). I had a rope out and was getting the colt gentle to it. When I saw what the hound had, I rode down there and saw that the hawk could fly, but only 25 or 30 feet high. So I tied the colt up to a tree and roped the hawk while my dog distracted it. It took a couple tries because the hawk would flip his wings up at me and the loop came off, but soon I got him roped around the head and under one wing.
The tricky part was getting that colt to pull that hawk up the hill to the house. Every time the hawk would fly up, the colt would bolt. Anyway, we got to the house and my neighbor brought up some welding gloves to get the rope off. Conservation Dept. Said if it can't fly in the morning, shoot it cause it's going to die anyway.