Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:08 pm
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Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:29 pm
You've got more land this year, haven't you?...........I think you will notice a big difference in future, if you can regularly rotate your hunting spots......
I bet you can't wait to get started now......:-)
Posted 09 August 2014 - 03:48 pm
More land, more quarry and a more experienced hawk...........yeah I'm looking forward to it, I should have gone fishing today but all I can think about is hunting lol.
Posted 09 August 2014 - 04:04 pm
I used to love getting out after work, when you still can, late august/september :-) the cover is harsh, but those early bunnies are a good warm up for the upcoming season.
Good luck with your season mate.
Posted 09 August 2014 - 05:37 pm
The beauty of the dales is that the cover doesn't really change and flushing a rabbit from a dry stone wall or from a nice little set in the middle of a field is an all season long option that comes in very handy lol.
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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:42 pm
Looking good mate, ordering all my new equipment on Monday then reclaiming the hawk on the 24 th. Gonna man her for a week straight then reduce her weight the following week.
Just a question, why not man the hawk whilst dropping it's weight, IMO there's not point in manning a bird at fat weight then dropping it's weight as most hawks behave differently at different weights anyway, man it whilst dropping it's weight & it will be steady all the way through the process causing less stress, I don't see any any advantages of manning at fat weight. What's your views?
Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:26 pm
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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:28 am
It'll be interesting to see where we are at come Christmas time.
Hopefully the hawks well served and a sapling lurcher having done some canny sessions day and night.
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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:08 pm
It looks like once she's dropped some weight I can have her flying free and hopefully have her hunting soon after. I don't interact with her at all in the moult and only go into the aviary to quickly pick up any uneaten food or bones and clean the perches so I'm over the moon she's being so sensible.
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