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This thread has been great.

Informative and entertaining. Thanks for sharing!

That hawk is beautiful and BADA$$






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Teague
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FINALLY, a break in the rain.

I'm working on putting together a video, but I'm getting very little good footage.






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Teague
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Well, not a lot of great flights in here, but here's an attempt at a video I made from a couple of days out with the gopro. Change the settings to HD for best results, if your computer will handle it.

Hawking with Hawkeye






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Good stuff man, i see what ya mean about it being hard to film, that birds fast!

Whats up with the big stick? No homo

Whats he catchin? Squirrels?






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Teague
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The stick is for beating around the bush.

I use it to help flush rabbits out of brush piles and bang on trees to get the squirrels moving.

At the 5:30 mark he's chasing a squirrel in that big oak. Everything else in this video was rabbits.






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Do rabbits make up most of your prey? Do you train them to catch specific prey?





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I found a pic of Teague







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Teague
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quote:

Do rabbits make up most of your prey? Do you train them to catch specific prey?



Yeah, I mostly hunt rabbits. In AL, probably more people focus on squirrels because they're so easy to find. But, for whatever reason, I seem to have access to more places with rabbits than squirrels.

You don't really "train" them for any specific game. Each species of raptor just naturally takes certain game. A red tail like mine will go after just about anything furry between the size of a mouse and a large rabbit.






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I found a pic of Teague


Yeah, I'm pretty badass.






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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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Does the bird eat the prey or does he just sit on it till you get there? Rabbit or squirrel is damn good eats.





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Teague
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Does the bird eat the prey or does he just sit on it till you get there? Rabbit or squirrel is damn good eats.



He'll start eating it once it's dead, or almost dead. I generally trade him off to a piece of pre cut meat and put the rabbit/squirrel in the bag. Most of the time I just cut it up and put it in the freezer to feed back to him, but we do eat the rabbits sometimes.






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that's pretty neat Teague, i could see myself having a lot of fun with it. wish i had the time.

what's the estimate of time to do something like this? starting off the first week, more hours put in than later on?

ur not exactly Oscar calibre yet for editing/sound/film, but we'll cut you some slack!




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Thats awesome Teague I have a classmate that does Falconry.

Never had the oppurtunity to go on a hunt with him but I bet it would be a kick in the pants.






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Teague
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what's the estimate of time to do something like this? starting off the first week, more hours put in than later on?


The first week, the more time you spend with the hawk, the better. I work, so I probably spend 3-4 hours every night that first week taming the hawk and getting him to eat. Week two, is similar, but more working on flying. After he's "trained" it's the same thing - the more time you fly, the better.

With a redtail, you can get away with only flying maybe 3 days a week, an hour each time, but it's not ideal. I hunt 4-6 days a week, weather permitting.

There are ups and downs. Today was a dud, for example.


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ur not exactly Oscar calibre yet for editing/sound/film, but we'll cut you some slack!


It's taking some practice. Having the camera mounted to my head means every time I look at something, the view gets jerked around. I'm usually more focused on hunting than filming. And I knew most people wouldn't like my music selection.



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Does he follow and keep you in sight as you're trying to jump something, or do you have to call him or anything?





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Teague
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He follows. There are days where he isn't perfect about it, but there's a lot for me to learn about weight management.





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Teague
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Been in a bit of a slump, but he connected this afternoon.

Short video (don't watch if the sound of a screaming rabbit makes you sad):

Catching a rabbit.






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freakin awesome





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