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Jordan Jones, a Hudson, Wis., area falconer, holds Lira, a red-tailed hawk he trapped near Interstate 94. Forum News Service photo by Margaret Ontl

Hunting with birds


HUDSON -- For Jordan Jones, his fascination with birds of prey and the sport of falconry started at a young age.

"I got into it when I was 17," said Jones. "I became interested in it when I was 12 after seeing the movie, 'My Side of the Mountain.'" After that I said, "I have got to do that."

The plot featured a 13-year-old boy who left home to live in the wilderness. After watching a peregrine falcon overhead, the boy decides to learn to be a falconer.

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