Free as a bird

Meagan Duffee, falconer and graduate student in Taxidermy and Wildlife photography, takes Autumn, her Red-tailed hawk to hunt on Shawnee Trails Conservation Area located in Missouri on Sunday, Sep. 23.

Val Vita | Managing Editor Some people are lucky to find their passion early in life. Meagan Duffee was 10 when she discovered she had a passion for birds. Duffee was at a birthday party in Dallas, Texas, her hometown, when she saw a man buy viagra online give a falconry demonstration. “And I thought, ‘Hey, that’s really cool,’” Duffee said. A lot of kids were impressed that day, but only one of them probably took the subject seriously. Today, Duffee is 26 and she studies, works and hunts with birds. Duffee says she spent most of her life in Texas, though the reason she came to Pittsburg was the university, because it has a…