It was Labor Day weekend in 2011. While my family and I were riding the trails in northern Wisconsin we found and rescued an injured bald eagle.

We named the bird "Herky" and he was rehabilitated by the Raptor Education Group in Antigo, Wisconsin. 14 months after the resuce Herky was released back into the wild in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.

Here's the video we took of the rescue:

This is the video of Herky's release:

Speaking of bald eagles, we will be out at Bald Eagle Days this weekend. Come see Dwyer and Michaels on Saturday, January 9th from 11am – 1pm.

Bald Eagle Days is held at the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL). Hours are 4pm–8pm on Friday, 10am–8pm on Saturday, and 10am–5pm on Sunday. For more info head over to