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AHouseDivided
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I know you've discussed this before, but how in the cornbread frick do you take a completely wild arse predatory bird and put it to use?


I don't know either.

He's got a badass card though.


City
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He's got a badass card though


Indeed.


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Cracker
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in a box
Member since Nov 2009
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re: My New Bird

Pics of your mew? That pic of that cat on the wall looks mean as frick
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Bama and Beer
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Daphne, AL
Member since Oct 2010
68015 posts

re: My New Bird
Looks like a nut sack on it's eyes


fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
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re: My New Bird
Nice bird. Keep us updated on your progress.


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Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11302 posts

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Pics of your mew? That pic of that cat on the wall looks mean as frick


I'll try to post some later. Getting ready to take the red tail out hunting right now.

The picture.... My daughter is home schooled. That side of the kitchen is basically her classroom. And she's quite the artist.
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911Moto
Member since Sep 2013
3038 posts

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That is freaking awesome.
I request ...make that DEMAND...some video of your future hunting exploits! Better yet, buy a GoPro and strap it onto the hawk.

ETA - would love to see some future posts with detailed reports of your progress in training the new raptor.
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pooponsaban
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13494 posts

re: My New Bird
Bad ass. Your threads are some of my favorite reading here.

ETA: Moto, I think he's posted video before.
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ZacAttack
Mississippi St. Fan
The Land Mass
Member since Oct 2012
5159 posts

re: My New Bird
I remember there was a gopro video, pretty damn awesome


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911Moto
Member since Sep 2013
3038 posts

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Years ago there was a young hawk on my fence that took a chicken leg from my hand. Always wondered if it belonged to someone or if it was just a really friendly wild one. It was a rare photo opportunity at a time when I was big into wildlife photography.



Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11302 posts

re: My New Bird
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Pics of your mew?


This is my mews and weathering yard, just before I added tin to the roof to complete it. That's where the red tail lives.


The cooper's is actually going to live in the house. Working on getting her setup done right now.



Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11302 posts

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911Moto


I believe that's either a juvie Swainson's hawk or a broad-winged hawk. Neither are commonly used in falconry. It was probably just very accustomed to people.


oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
Down South
Member since Oct 2012
14710 posts

re: My New Bird
is somethin around its tail?


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ShubutaMS
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Member since Aug 2013
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I assume you're suppose to have a special license to be able to legally trap a falcon? Difficult to obtain? expensive?

Not that I'm thinking of doing it, just wondering


AHouseDivided
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2011
6068 posts

re: My New Bird
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Your threads are some of my favorite reading here.


Mine as well.

There was a thread awhile back with a link to some video?

Anyone have it?



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lsushelly
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Aug 2006
1316 posts

re: My New Bird
this may be a stupid question but how the hell do you get the "hood" on it's head? Seems like he would not be very accommodating.


eng08
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2013
2625 posts

re: My New Bird
How does one trap a falcon?

You got a Net gun?


Al Dante
Member since Mar 2013
1760 posts

re: My New Bird
Bc trap. Google it. It's pretty cool and if you see a raptor and are careful you can have it trapped within minutes.


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Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11302 posts

re: My New Bird
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I assume you're suppose to have a special license to be able to legally trap a falcon? Difficult to obtain? expensive? Not that I'm thinking of doing it, just wondering


Yes, you have to be licensed. It involves a written test, facilities and gear inspection, and a two year apprenticeship under another falconer, where you are restricted to certain birds and only one at a time.

Whoever asked, she has tape around her tail. Coops have delicate feathers. I have her tail temporarily taped to cut down on the risk of broken feathers during these early stages where she's still very scared.
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Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11302 posts

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this may be a stupid question but how the hell do you get the "hood" on it's head? Seems like he would not be very accommodating.


In the beginning, they're kind of in shock and it's easier than you'd think. Later on, it becomes a bit of an art to keep them accepting it.


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