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#16 nomoon

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:35 am

Thanks mate, i think that was my problem, did some recalls and he was spot on, but didnt bother with the lure chases.

 

Will pick it up again in a couple of months and see how i get on  

take the bell off mate,and adapt one of them little flashing diodes you put round them posh mutts neck for taking them out at night,they sell them in poundland,all you need is the battery and light,fix to your tailmount,simple but effective,keep at it ,atb mc



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:55 am

 

Thanks mate, i think that was my problem, did some recalls and he was spot on, but didnt bother with the lure chases.

 

Will pick it up again in a couple of months and see how i get on  

take the bell off mate,and adapt one of them little flashing diodes you put round them posh mutts neck for taking them out at night,they sell them in poundland,all you need is the battery and light,fix to your tailmount,simple but effective,keep at it ,atb mc

 

Ive got one mate but didnt like turning it on and off all the time so im just gonna make some hi viz jesses later in the week as they look the dogs bollocks 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:07 am

 

 

Thanks mate, i think that was my problem, did some recalls and he was spot on, but didnt bother with the lure chases.

 

Will pick it up again in a couple of months and see how i get on  

take the bell off mate,and adapt one of them little flashing diodes you put round them posh mutts neck for taking them out at night,they sell them in poundland,all you need is the battery and light,fix to your tailmount,simple but effective,keep at it ,atb mc

 

Ive got one mate but didnt like turning it on and off all the time so im just gonna make some hi viz jesses later in the week as they look the dogs bollocks 

no probs,just leave it on,a rabbit can hear and smell you long before it realises what the light is, i flew mine naked heeled,had one hung up ,even in flying jesses it got snagged,atb mc



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:28 am

I will try them both when the time comes then just pick which one i like best



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:46 am

Thanks mate, i think that was my problem, did some recalls and he was spot on, but didnt bother with the lure chases.

 

Will pick it up again in a couple of months and see how i get on  

Well to be honest it don't sound like he really needs it, hes already chased a rabbit in the beam, but it certainly wont do any harm pal that's for sure.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:46 am

I've just seen this thread, keep the updates coming.
I've got to go and spend two weeks trying to catch Fish out of the Atlantic before I can get back out hunting but it won't be long.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:17 pm

Got to go, you make it sound like your being forced lol, if you dont want to go i will swap you ha

I will do my best to keep the diary interesting, as soon as the cover dies down the kills should soon stack up,

Im out later to a local spot where ive a massive chance of a nice slip, without the use of a dog or ferrets its hard to find anything worth flying the bird at but im trying my best 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:01 pm

Honestly with seeing threads about others already getting their hawks going I do feel like I'm missing out and being made to go abroad.
Maybe if a big Skate or tuna tries to rip my arm out of its socket i won't feel as bad lol.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:03 pm

Honestly with seeing threads about others already getting their hawks going I do feel like I'm missing out and being made to go abroad.
Maybe if a big Skate or tuna tries to rip my arm out of its socket i won't feel as bad lol.

You lucky b*****d, catch a big one for me wont you, another couple of weeks means nothing to the hawk, still loads of cover about making it difficult anyway 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:41 pm

Well just got in, first spot produced only one short flight with the rabbit lost in cover, 

Went to another spot and had one of the best flights ever, bird was weaving in and out the trees and made a dive but missed, got back up and carried on chase, but to no avail as another 2 dives into cover saw him lose the rabbit, im a little gutted but i know its not the birds fault the 4 foot thick bramble cover is just making it too hard and the small weight of the bird just means he carnt get through it, im gonna have to take it steady as the birds gonna end up ripping his tailmount out. 

witout a dog or ferrets to find game its making it really hard on me struggling to put the bird on game, so plan is to just stick to fitness and flying until the cover dies off, thanks



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:56 pm

No magpies about mate?

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:03 pm

No magpies or crows, funny whenever your not hunting them theres loads, as soon as you go out with them you dont see one



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:09 pm

Need a doggie matey!

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 05:14 pm

I know mate i would give anything for one but at the minute im just not in a position for training one and just wouldnt know where to start, maybe next year but for now looks like im on my own, does anyone think i would be able to get the staffie to point  :hmm: lol



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:01 pm

Went out today and the bird bound to a crow taken from a tree, so i set off running to dispatch it and as i got within 5 feet the crow popped up out his feet and flew off with the bird on the floor with a fist full of feathers looking at me like wtf has just happened lol

 

Then just got home and noticed two fret marks in the same place on two different feathers, and i know whats caused it, if i ever see the cat from across the road with its paw through the aviary roof again, it will be getting a 12mm lead ball fired at its arse  :censored:  three times ive caught it on the roof and even caught it clung to the budgies cage once while it was left outside, good thing is you carnt really notice them unless you really look for them, might be a stupid question but do they cause the feather to weaken alot or will it be ok? 






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