I fly them for enjoyment of flying them and enjoyment of the sport. I take pride that I have trained her from a chick barely able to hop onto my glove right upto free hunting rabbits. I dont have the same bond with my rifle even though it's a much more successful hunting tool.Don’t you fly the owls for enjoyment then rather than “sport”? Nothing wrong with that.
All of my birds are trained to glove and lure. Some are also trained to hunt. I love watching my harris or my owl take rabbits but it's also equally rewarding to me watching my kestrel or my peregrine chasing a lure. Sometimes I just take them to the woods and let them follow me from tree to tree....