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BFIV
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity

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be his beagle for the day.



Heck yeah, I'd beagle to get to see that bird fly and hunt.


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Teague
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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That isn't the same one you posted the video of a while back, is it?



Nope, same back yard, different bird.


lsushelly
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
That video is badass !! So educate me because I am not sure what you mean by going hunting with this bird. First of all what are you hunting? What keeps the bird from taking off, never to return, during this hunt?


Teague
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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That video is badass !! So educate me because I am not sure what you mean by going hunting with this bird. First of all what are you hunting? What keeps the bird from taking off, never to return, during this hunt?





Thanks!

Well, "falconry" is a form of hunting that is thousands of years old. All kinds of game are hunted from game birds, ducks, rabbits, squirrels, etc. depending on where you live and what kind of bird you're using. Here in the southeast, the vast majority of falconers hunt rabbits and squirrels and use Red tailed hawks (like my boy, Hawkeye) or Harris hawks. There's also a fair amount of people here that fly other birds, especially cooper's hawks or tiny kestrels.

The only thing that keeps them from taking off is they're trained to rely on the falconer for food. And you have to make sure they're hungry. The birds have to be weighed every day, and their food intake carefully managed so that they're hungry when it's time to go hunting. The learn quickly to come to the glove for food when you call, and you carry that over to make them follow you through the woods or fields. Pretty soon they learn that the falconer is kicking up rabbits or making squirrels move.

They catch the game (they don't bring it back). We trade them a pre-cut piece of meat for what they've caught. In a nutshell.
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lsushelly
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Wow. Very cool


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BFIV
Virginia
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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you carry that over to make them follow you through the woods or fields. Pretty soon they learn that the falconer is kicking up rabbits or making squirrels move.


This is when I start beagleing...


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BFIV
Virginia
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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They catch the game



Do they growl and hiss and fluff out their neck feathers like a roundhead when you take the squirrel or rabbit away from em? Just wonderin if they act like my old dog used to act when you eased your hand toward his food bowl...


Teague
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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Do they growl and hiss and fluff out their neck feathers like a roundhead when you take the squirrel or rabbit away from em? Just wonderin if they act like my old dog used to act when you eased your hand toward his food bowl...



You've got to be very careful on how you approach them and how you "trade off" or yes, it can become a problem.


Teague
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Is my avatar gigantic on everyone else's screen too? I did some resizing and cleared my cookies but it's still giant on my screen.


BFIV
Virginia
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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You've got to be very careful on how you approach them and how you "trade off" or yes, it can become a problem.



It would be just my luck to beagle up a snake and then you could rest assured I wouldn't try to "trade off".


BFIV
Virginia
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
avatar is normal, thumb nail size here on my end.


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Teague
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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It would be just my luck to beagle up a snake and then you could rest assured I wouldn't try to "trade off".


Water mos'cans are just part of the fun.


El Josey Wales
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
That is a cool video. I look forward to more.


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Fap-n-Nap
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Do you talk to your hawk like a dog?



El Josey Wales
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
I was wondering the same thing. Do you pet him and stuff like that ?


Fap-n-Nap
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
"C'mere Larry. Good boy. That's a good boy"


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KingRanch
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The Ranch
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Nice

I would be terrified that thing would rip my face off


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NimbleCat
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
That is so awesome. You are now Roland from the Steven King- Gunslinger series.


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Teyeger
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Smoke Grove
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Yeah that is cool stuff. Keep the pics and video coming.



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Tigris
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
You have a truly awesome hobby. Thank you for posting about it.


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