Buffalo Annie - Chasing Dreams Across America

Offers a glimpse into the life of Lisa “Buffalo Annie” Selner, a wildlife biologist, explorer, and outdoorswoman. Share in the adventures of Buffalo Annie as she ventures across America! This book provides an overview, chronicling Lisa’s field encounters, travel adventures, and outdoor quests early in her career. The purpose is to inspire and motivate adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who is interested in or plans to engage in a wildlife profession. Photography captures many fascinating accounts of wildlife encounters, exploration of picturesque landscapes, and outdoor pursuits entailing hunting, fishing, furbearer trapping, and falconry.

A Hunt In Flight – Kazakh Eagle Hunters

Details Lisa’s extraordinary experience of embarking on the journey of a lifetime. She brings a multitude of passions for wildlife and the outdoors to a whole new level, combining her interests in falconry, pursuit of furbearing game and hunting, horseback riding, working with pelts, and exploration of rugged and beautiful terrain, into this story of grand adventure. Her exploits entail following the Kazakh hunters on horseback in the remote Altai Mountains of western Mongolia, one of the coldest places on earth, while in pursuit of fox and rabbit. The Kazakhs continue to follow their traditional ways as they did in ancient times, hunting for sustenance using trained wild golden eagles to subdue their prey. The golden eagle is one of the largest and most powerful of all the raptor species. Hunting of furbearing game is done only in winter, when pelts are of best quality. Learning the skills involved in the capture, training, and use of their eagles in a hunting partnership is a wonderful opportunity to witness an ancient tradition in modern times. In our current fast-paced and technologically advancing society, many of us have all forgotten the bonds we once shared with wildlife, and the difficulties of surviving in the wilderness. This account is an eye-opening glimpse into the past. It is Lisa’s hope that this story will encourage others to take chances in life, and to seek out their own adventures.

The American Kestrel

Is a children’s book filled with fun facts about North America’s smallest falcon. It’s a tough life for these little birds of prey. But what they lack in size, they make up for in attitude. Their speed and agility is most extraordinary. Conservation concerns are mentioned and instructions on constructing and placing a kestrel nest box are included as well. This book is recommended for children ages 8 and above. It was #1 for new releases under the wildlife biology category when originally released. It is also available for sale at various raptor rehabilitation centers and at The American Kestrel Partnership’s gift shop! They were founded and coordinated by The Peregrine Fund to study and conserve the American kestrel in response to population declines across North America. The Peregrine Fund works around the world to conserve birds of prey. They are involved with captive breeding and releases to the wild, scientific research, and education. 

Great Horned Owls

Is a children’s book filled with fun facts about one of North America’s most adaptive birds of prey. A large and powerful predator with a deep hooting voice, there’s not much this fierce warrior fears. It is mysterious and captivating with its yellow-eyed stare. Conservation concerns are mentioned and instructions for installing an owl nest cone are included as well. This book is recommended for children ages 8 and above.  It is also available for sale at various raptor rehabilitation center gift shops. 

American Black Bears

Is a children’s book filled with fun facts about North America’s smallest and most widely distributed bear species. They’re excellent at climbing trees, swimming, and running, and often seen standing on their hind legs sniffing the air with their fantastic sense of smell. Conservation concerns are mentioned, and safety precautions are included as well on how to avoid conflicts and problems with black bears near your home or while hiking or camping. This book is recommended for children ages 8 and above.  

The American Mustang

Is a children’s book filled with fun facts about a powerful symbol of freedom and of the American frontier. Both agile and athletic, mustangs are descendants of Spanish horses that were brought to the Americas by explorers during the sixteenth century. Conservation concerns are mentioned, and steps for adopting a wild horse or burro are included as well. This book is recommended for children ages 8 and above.

Falconry for Kids

Is a children’s book filled with fun facts about the ancient art and sport of falconry. A demanding endeavor, falconry requires serious dedication of time and energy. It has been practiced in many forms for thousands of years by various cultures. Falconer contributions to bird of prey conservation are mentioned, along with a list of steps necessary to becoming a falconer. This book is recommended for children ages 8 and above. 

Cody’s Cookbook for Falconers

Is written by a falconer and inspired by an American kestrel. It provides a fun assortment of hearty dinner dishes and desserts for falconers, both easy to make and based off quarry taken by American kestrels. There is an important regulatory reminder and safety information at the end as an aside to all falconry chefs. This book is recommended for falconers and kestrel enthusiasts of all ages.

Hunting & Fishing for Kids

Is a children’s book filled with fun facts about hunting and fishing. Whether in pursuit for food or for sport, such activities require time, passion, and a knowledgeable foundation to be effective. Advantages to harvesting wild game for conservation are mentioned along with a list of reasons why you should encourage children to pursue the great outdoors. This book is recommended for children ages 8 and above.

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