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#31 arcticgun

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:48 am

Interesting stuff. I

Think when I retire I may have mmore time for a hawk..


that was my original plan mate, however the hunting ban forced a rethink and am pleased I took the plunge, anyhow Im fooked at 40 never mind waiting till am 65 or whatever age they decide to let me enjoy my life lol

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:19 pm

I have a long way to go at 31..

I really think at the moment I would struggle. A fella at work retired and has got a Harris Hawk.

So now I can get a better understanding of birds.

The change in law also made me think, but you dont have to feed a net :laugh: :laugh:

I Guess I am in similar boat to yourself fella,trying to keep within the law.

Also I enjoy the frill of the chase much more than a kill. I emagine it would really exciting watching a bird putting pressure on its quarry.

Any more pictures vids of falcon hawks with prey ??

#33 chid21

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:18 pm



feck the hawks get one of these :thumbs:
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:36 pm



feck the hawks get one of these http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


Unfortunately thats just as illegal in the uk as slipping your dog on one mate. Id like to see one behind a CWD though.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:38 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB6O6lbR0bs

feck the hawks get one of these http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...


Unfortunately thats just as illegal in the uk as slipping your dog on one mate. Id like to see one behind a CWD though.
i dont think it is ... where did you find the law to say its illegal?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:21 pm

its definately not against trhe law, I know I got nicked local and even the muppet plod round here had to conceed I was legit and even got an apology took em time to find out even though I gave em a copy of the hunting act, you can fly birds on quarry alone or flush the quarry with two dogs maximum, hunts do it with golden eagles or so i, told, they left the loophole Im just using it to my advantage, and the hare deserves more respect than simply being shot imho.

Giro them Harris Hawks are awesome mate, if they properly fit they can and will do ol long ears, I hear tell the bird that has taken the most hares in the country is a female harris from down south, they also easier to train and keep than most other hawks falcons etc, the sort of bird that can be used as and when you need it, a lot of lads fly em weeknds only but obviously they wont perform as well as they would flown daily.

It can be a right slog keeping bird and dogs at times and I also work long hours, but me family helps me out though, but its also been very rewarding as well, the kill becomes less improtant for me with age, watching the bird and dog chase and miss one is better for me than stopping 3/3 with dog alone, its hard graft for the falcon but he always puts in a good effort and tries his arse off, he substained a fair bit of feather damage in the process as well, but if ya dont try ya never know lol
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:31 pm

I have only just managed to get a lass that will walk my dogs lol..

Definietly something for the future..

I recon on a day when there was not make about for the dogs a BOP would pull something out of the bag..

Was that a golden eagle that took the roe ?? Done that better than some lurchers,not a fence bounce in sight :whistling:

Anyone recommend any books for beginer ??

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:33 pm

its definately not against trhe law, I know I got nicked local and even the muppet plod round here had to conceed I was legit and even got an apology took em time to find out even though I gave em a copy of the hunting act, you can fly birds on quarry alone or flush the quarry with two dogs maximum, hunts do it with golden eagles or so i, told, they left the loophole Im just using it to my advantage, and the hare deserves more respect than simply being shot imho.

Giro them Harris Hawks are awesome mate, if they properly fit they can and will do ol long ears, I hear tell the bird that has taken the most hares in the country is a female harris from down south, they also easier to train and keep than most other hawks falcons etc, the sort of bird that can be used as and when you need it, a lot of lads fly em weeknds only but obviously they wont perform as well as they would flown daily.

It can be a right slog keeping bird and dogs at times and I also work long hours, but me family helps me out though, but its also been very rewarding as well, the kill becomes less improtant for me with age, watching the bird and dog chase and miss one is better for me than stopping 3/3 with dog alone, its hard graft for the falcon but he always puts in a good effort and tries his arse off, he substained a fair bit of feather damage in the process as well, but if ya dont try ya never know lol


I stand corrected then feller was told by a bloke who flys his eagles around here.

How do you get the dogs to work together mate ? I imagine it would take alot of respect from both sides.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:34 pm

Was that a golden eagle that took the roe ?? Done that better than some lurchers,not a fence bounce in sight http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...

yes :thumbs:

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:08 pm

I just gt a male saker going to try him on crows see how he gets on

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:42 pm

I just gt a male saker going to try him on crows see how he gets on

I just gt a male saker going to try him on crows see how he gets on

not the best birds i find for crow hawking

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:25 pm

how many crows wood you expect to catch or kill in one day with a bird of prey

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:43 pm

how many crows wood you expect to catch or kill in one day with a bird of prey

one or two to be honest I'm happy just to be out flying my bird my last saker took rabbits and pheasant so just going to gee this one a bash at crows if he's crap then tuff for me

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:48 pm


I just gt a male saker going to try him on crows see how he gets on

I just gt a male saker going to try him on crows see how he gets on

not the best birds i find for crow hawking

Do you mind me asking why you think sakers mite not be the best on crows have u tried one before? I've not tried one before on crows so new experience for me so any tips could be helpfully

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:34 am

ya mate i have and i was not that impressed tbh i love them on rabbit and no way nr enough flying at ground game with them
you might like yous on crow i was not that impressed that all everyone to there own




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