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#1 youcanthide...BANG

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:36 pm

Might as well start the diary now. Finally found a weight I'm getting a good consistent response at, gonna fly her on the creance again tommorow, then free fly her Friday when her telemetry mounts fitted.

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This hawks totally green, never hunted before and is 3 year old ish so see how it goes. Thanks
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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:03 pm

Good luck with it mate.

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:20 pm

She looked keen for that mate!

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 07:59 pm

Cheers lads. Ye that half ounce off has made a big difference. Weather permitting will be out for that first kill on the weekend

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:59 pm

Good luck on the weekend mate, vid don't work for me for some reason........but I can see your 'cowboy boot' glove....:-)
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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:55 am

Have you shown her the dummy or a carcass yet? My redtail grabbed a pulled bunny carcass last night and had a good feed from it, so progress all round, a bit more weight off him and a bit (lot) more fitness and he should be good to go, good luck with her mate.


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 02:56 pm

Pm sent mate

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 01:43 pm

Bit pissed off today. Bird went free but after being fine all day the wind picked up when I went out. Flew her once to the creance then let her free but she was blown all over and didn't handle the trees too well so called it a day. Hopefully it will be fine tommorow if not will go into the woods and try improve her tree finesse because as is she's useless aha

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 03:51 pm

The joys of hunting.

It's typical that after all this unusually nice weather until now it's getting windy when your able to do something. I feel for you wind ruined last season for me. Hopefully it blows itself out soon.
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Posted 04 October 2014 - 06:34 pm

Just got in and had a really enjoyable hour out. Hawk was at ideal weight but with the wind o decided to go into the woods. Had one flight on a squirrel that she flew hard but lost in the trees. Only flight we had but her response has been bang on. Just needs to learn to pick the right branches for the trees instead of trying to land on bunch of leaves and she will be fine.
Only had an hour because I've been out with my mates golden eagle. Put some miles in and didn't see 1 hare!
Finished off by him catching a ferreted rabbit.
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Posted 04 October 2014 - 06:59 pm

Good luck mate

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:34 pm

Your out flying mate that's all that matters.

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:48 pm

Ye it feels mint getting back into it. Up first light tommorow for some ferreting

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 10:42 am

Wont be long now mate and soon you will be posting pictures of her on all sorts of quarry :yes:



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 10:44 am

She's just flew full length of a big field into a flock of crows, caught one then as I was running over almost breaking every rip on my ferret box she let it go! Gutted.
Sat here waiting for a ferret to make an appearance while she's patiently waits above




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