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#16 arcticgun

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:23 pm

just been watching mine in the mews he playing with his dinner and small rabbit one fo the dogs retrieved this morning, just chucked the whole carcass in he been pasting it ever since lol the dogs been lay watching him and he not phased at all even by the new pups , the old dogs simply know better than to even try to argue with him

cannot wait to get back out , it cannot come soon enough, still seems a fair way off, am looking forward to the moult finishign so as I can block him out on the lawn, he always been a right scruff but he worse in the mews, rarely everbothers with the bath lol

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:35 pm

just been watching mine in the mews he playing with his dinner and small rabbit one fo the dogs retrieved this morning, just chucked the whole carcass in he been pasting it ever since lol the dogs been lay watching him and he not phased at all even by the new pups , the old dogs simply know better than to even try to argue with him

cannot wait to get back out , it cannot come soon enough, still seems a fair way off, am looking forward to the moult finishign so as I can block him out on the lawn, he always been a right scruff but he worse in the mews, rarely everbothers with the bath lol


What you flying Mate?

#18 arcticgun

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:45 pm

5/8 gyr saker tiercel, hunts hare at just under 2lb , he a good little hunter proper fearless, good with dogs as well, looking forward to seeing him in hois new coat



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:01 pm

Good stuff mate

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 05:08 pm

you got some lovely falcons there yourself mate, :thumbs:



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:18 pm

Cheers do love me falcons hoping to inseminate my lanner next year with black gyr seaman will fly a female from her. I fly all my 6 5 days a week in season plus the hawks! Love my job:)

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:48 pm

dont answer if you dont want to but im curious, how much on average is the wage from your job. how is the amount of time you work sorted out, how long is a season for you? 



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:14 pm

20-25000 I own a boarding kennels and have 2 staff plus some bird control My mrs earns a lot more than me so gives me time to consentrate on my birds my season depends on imprinting and the like but end of July till end of pheasant season hunting
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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:45 pm

you got my perfect life fella , me and the missus would love to own boarding kennels, fairplay to you doing the birds as well , Im envious lol mabe one day lol



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:36 am

Thanks for answering bud 

 

you got my perfect life fella , me and the missus would love to own boarding kennels, fairplay to you doing the birds as well , Im envious lol mabe one day lol

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:03 am

How often do you fly and when does both your seasons start and finish?

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:10 am

when the bird comes out of the moult i dont usually start hunting until early october as my permissions cover is usually too high to go out with the ferrets any earlier. but before that i just fly the bird to increase fitness and try blag the odd kill by bushing the cover. then finish early march, in that time the birds out 7 days a week except for every so often when i will crop him up and give him a rest day



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:19 am

Nice one.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:47 am

last season was the first so we started out at first cut on hare, plenty of lure work beforehand and a few rabbits he chanced across as well, he took to em easily and by making in quick it stopped him getting an serious stick, although on the dragged carcass lure I always gave him loads of grief, entered him to hare, once the stubbles opened up, first couple where leverets, but he soon chanced on larger ones,showed same commitment to task, as long as eithe rmyslef or the dog gets to the scene he happy enough to cling on a fight his corner, soon learned to let the dog take the sting out of em though, he appears to like the chase as he never refused a flight on one, where as when I turned him to feather later in seaSOn he picked his flights a little , maybe needed dropping a little but am happy enogh as hare was always the intended target with him

was plannign toi start him a little later this year however am gagging to get out so be soon a shis new coat on and cuts made to fields all be out again, cannot wait,in seaosn I fly him daily on both lures and hunt every othe rday, if the hunt end in a kill then he gets a day or two offf due to the large crop I allow him , big quarry big reward, I ain't adverse to the odd week off for him either if he takes a kicking off quarry, plenty of food a areat sees him right again.

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 09:57 am

Good post cheers just pulled my euro Kessie out as am board so will fly her threw the summer got one of my Harris out for some work in the week.:)




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