Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Colonel Cooper and Wolves

After posting the remembrance of Jeff Cooper below, I decided to dig up our correspondence. I had written him complimenting this essay and recommending the flight of eagle against wolf as one of the 'great hunts'. He replied on 6 august 2002:

"Certainly falconry must be included among the great hunting experiences. The activity, however, is entirely beyond my ken, so I have no comments to make upon it.I will not, however, hold still where the wolf is the target, unles you are speaking of cubs. For a bird to kill a wolf is one of those things "I gotta see".

"However, I do take note, and I appreciate your interest.

"Cordially,
Jeff Cooper"

I responded with more material and received the following:

"Puppies perhaps. Hundred pounders, Unlikely.

"Cheers!"

This is the photo I sent:



(pic captured from Kazakh website)

4 comments:

Matt Mullenix said...

THAT ain't no puppy.

Rebecca K. O'Connor said...

I was adjusting Anakin's backpack mount the other night. He was wrapped in a towel on my lap -- the towel slipped and his tiny tiercel foot was suddenly embedded in the meaty part of my thigh... can an eagle take down a wolf?? Pain made me a believer...you should see the bruises! Well, on second thought, maybe you'll all just have to take my word for it. :-)

Reid Farmer said...

Sorry Rebecca, we demand proof!

Congrats on your new book, by the way!!!

Matt Mullenix said...

Reid I already asked for a picture of Rebecca's meaty parts and she demured.

What's a prematurely dirty old man like me to do?