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W
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Baton Rouge
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity

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Yep, he's currently being fattened up for the molt. Looking forward to seeing his adult plumage.


to him following your lead and being your huntsman.



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choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Hey teague...my uncle was at a guys house w a bunch of Harris hawks. Anyone you know?


ZacAttack
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
He hit that bunny like a damn missile.


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Teague
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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Question, what happens when Hawkeye hits her prey? Is she able to kill it with her talons or do you usually have to finish it off with that stick?


Unless, he gets hung up in a tree with a squirrel or I can't find him in the brush, the game is still alive when I get there. I finish it off to be as humane as possible. Squeeze the squirrels and stretch the rabbits ( grab their neck and pull their back legs which breaks their neck easily).


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Teague
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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Hey teague...my uncle was at a guys house w a bunch of Harris hawks. Anyone you know?


Possibly Tom and Jen Coulson. I don't know them personally, but they're well known and respected in the falconry community. They just published a great book on Harris hawks..


Teague
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
A couple of the last ones.






W
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Your redtail is more camouflaged than the rabbits.

I wouldn't have believed that until just now when I saw those last two photos.

Fantastic.



Teague
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
It's amazing how well they blend in. If he wasn't wearing bells I'd lose him every time out.


Spankum
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Man, I enjoy your videos and posts here...thanks for keeping this going!...

I didn't actually realize that this was confined to a season...how do you keep the hawk in practice, if you can't do it in real situations?...also, do you have to just buy meat to feed during the off season?....


W
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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It's amazing how well they blend in. If he wasn't wearing bells I'd lose him every time out.


frickin A.
I would have stepped on him in both of those photos.


Insanely beautiful.



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Teague
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Huntsville, AL
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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I didn't actually realize that this was confined to a season...how do you keep the hawk in practice, if you can't do it in real situations?...also, do you have to just buy meat to feed during the off season?....


Some people exercise them during the offseason by making them do "jump ups" for food. I may give that a try. There's also still daily weighing which help keep them accustomed to being handled. But, when the season starts, there will be a period of getting back in form. It doesn't take long though. As far as hunting, he's born knowing how to do that. He may be a little rusty on how to work with me, but it shouldn't take much reminding. This will be my first time keeping a hawk through the molt, so I don't fully know what to expect either.

As far as food, yeah, you can buy rats, quail, chicks, etc to feed if you need them. Right now, I think I have enough rabbits in the freezer to last until the season opens again on oct 1.
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Teague
Alabama Fan
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Member since Aug 2007
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Very well-written falconry story for those that read.

Goshawk Story


webstew
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B-city
Member since May 2009
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Are your long range plans to stick with Red Tails or try other species such as Harris' etc?


Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
I'll try other birds. Harris hawks are great and I may try them eventually. But, living in the southeast, it's tough to beat a red tail for squirrels and rabbits. Harris are probably their only equal for that game in our terrain. But, I'd like to fly a Cooper's hawk at birds and maybe even rabbits. If we ever move west, like we've been planning, I'd like to try a goshawk. I'd even like to try a kestrel or Merlin on birds.

But for now, I'm very happy with red tails. I've thought about adding a cooper's next year, but realistically, I only have time to fly one bird right. And I want at least one more season with Hawkeye.


Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11373 posts

re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Alright, I'm not Spielberg, but I spent the weekend going through MANY hours of gopro video, cutting out the highlights, and stitching them together. It's over 40 minutes long, so I know most of you aren't interested, but I thought I'd add it to this thread for the few of you that are.

It's not available for mobile.

Set it to 720 HD and fullscreen if you want to see it best.

LINK


BFIV
Virginia
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
Would love to watch it, Teague, but it won't open for me. I'm on a PC. Firefox says it can't find the address.


Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11373 posts

re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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Would love to watch it, Teague, but it won't open for me. I'm on a PC. Firefox says it can't find the address.



Hmmm, I'll try to fix it tonight. Youtube is blocked at work.


Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity


greasemonkey
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Macclenny Fl aka south JAWJA
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity


couple of songs were great, the rest sucked(IMHO needs more Jimi!) but badass video none the less.

Is there a registry I can find someone to apprentice under here in NE Florida?
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Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11373 posts

re: Teague's Ongoing Hawk /Falconry Thread - renamed for clarity
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couple of songs were great, the rest sucked(IMHO needs more Jimi!) but badass video none the less.

Is there a registry I can find someone to apprentice under here in NE Florida?



Haha, nobody ever likes my music.

Contact these guys. They'll point you in the right direction.

Florida Falconer's Association
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