Sackets Harbor, NY, Nov 24, 2011 — Falconry - the sport of hunting with birds of prey - is ancient; its history goes back thousands of years. It was once used as a way to catch small prey like rabbits and pheasants before humans had guns. But the sport is practiced today too. It takes many years to become a master falconer under New York state law. It's small game hunting season right now in northern New York, and reporter Joanna Richards went out with falconer Rick West to learn what keeps him practicing this ancient sport in 2011.