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youcanthide...BANG, October 1, 2014 in Falconry
Kill number 1:
And we're off, missed a rabbit after a determined flight. Then the ferret bolted two rats. A big and little one at the same time. The hawk took off the fist and smashed the first one after a decent flight through the brambles. Jumped in to stop it biting her. Gave her a little shoulder meat before trading her off. Absolutely buzzing and a new species for me with the hawks. My worries are now set aside and one things for sure, she's seriously quick
Sweet mate! And she's off!!!
Good stuff mate magic when you've put so much time in. my old female Harris of 14 had her from 12 weeks had a mallard and a hare today having the duck for dinner and hare next Saturday.
Cheers mate, good going yourself don't think I will risk hare with the size of her. If it happens it happens but I'm not going out for them specifically. Gonna try for a rabbit tommorow. If not going to go to some water that should hold a duck or similar.
Nice one mate.
She flys at 2lb3
good going mate
Told you it would not be long just need to get my red killing now, but of course its pissing down and forecast for most of the week great.
I would build up her confidence first on rabbit before going near a hare all the best
I don't run into many hares but for the free flying hawk I guess it would be up to her if she pursues it.
The wind and rain has arrived so maybe the summer weather is over. I can't see us getting out again until Friday if the forecasters are correct. Really frustrating as in another week or so I won't be able to get out before dark anyway on a work day.
Not gonna bother with hare mate as said, in saying that though if I was going to go for hare I don't think I would start on rabbit. Personally I think conditioning them on rabbits for hare isn't the way to go because they are two totally different flights and a lot different in how they fight once caught. If I was gonna fly hare I would start with hare first so they don't seem a big step up from rabbits
Mine can have a struggle with a big rabbit never mind a hare lol.
She got a rough time of it with one last week that weighed 4.3 lb.
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