Friday, April 29, 2011

the only female eagle hunter (berkutchi) in Kazakhstan

Kazakh woman takes on eagle hunting:
...despite Makpal's obvious talent for hunting with eagles, her father had to ask special permission from elders for his daughter to become berkutchi. The elders, first in doubt, then remembered a legend that once upon a time there was a famous woman berkutchi in the Kazakh steppe and granted Makpal a permission. Since then she participates in all the major eagle-hunting contests.
via The Town Scryer: Just Because I Like It