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#31 david901

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:41 am

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,

I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.



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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:54 am

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,
I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.

If you used some kind of micro transmitter double cable tied through the eyelet or through a small hole punched through the corner of the anklet, then it can't interfere mate, no more than a bell would........;-)

That said....some folk maintain the transmitter being that close to the floor on a kill isn't a good thing? It's one of the pro's to the backpack apparently......
I can't say I noticed a difference in signal tbh......but then unfortunately I didn't have many long track downs on pheasant kills...haha

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 07:28 pm

 

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,
I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.

If you used some kind of micro transmitter double cable tied through the eyelet or through a small hole punched through the corner of the anklet, then it can't interfere mate, no more than a bell would........;-)

That said....some folk maintain the transmitter being that close to the floor on a kill isn't a good thing? It's one of the pro's to the backpack apparently......
I can't say I noticed a difference in signal tbh......but then unfortunately I didn't have many long track downs on pheasant kills...haha

 

 

Thanks for the advice mate.

That's the good thing about forums, you can share and gain information and see other's experiences and what works or doesn't work for them.

 

I've only got normal sized transmitters as I'm too tight to buy any of the newer stuff.  :whistling:


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Posted 20 November 2015 - 08:31 pm

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,
I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.

If you used some kind of micro transmitter double cable tied through the eyelet or through a small hole punched through the corner of the anklet, then it can't interfere mate, no more than a bell would........;-)
That said....some folk maintain the transmitter being that close to the floor on a kill isn't a good thing? It's one of the pro's to the backpack apparently......
I can't say I noticed a difference in signal tbh......but then unfortunately I didn't have many long track downs on pheasant kills...haha
 
Thanks for the advice mate.
That's the good thing about forums, you can share and gain information and see other's experiences and what works or doesn't work for them.
 
I've only got normal sized transmitters as I'm too tight to buy any of the newer stuff.  :whistling:
Are you on 173? I've still got the merlin mini from falconry electronics here if you want it.........as 173 is of absolutely no use to me out here.....
Not sure what order it's in though, but you could always get it checked by FE.........pm your address if you want & I'll send it out......

Edited by Accip74, 21 November 2015 - 04:23 am.

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 08:42 pm

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,
I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.



I use the tail and leg with the gos as I always used one on the tail.until my mate lost his gos for 9 days with just tranny on the tail and failed and couldn't find it.now I use one on The tail and leg incase one tranny fails.

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 09:58 am

 

 

 

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,
I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.

If you used some kind of micro transmitter double cable tied through the eyelet or through a small hole punched through the corner of the anklet, then it can't interfere mate, no more than a bell would........;-)
That said....some folk maintain the transmitter being that close to the floor on a kill isn't a good thing? It's one of the pro's to the backpack apparently......
I can't say I noticed a difference in signal tbh......but then unfortunately I didn't have many long track downs on pheasant kills...haha
 
Thanks for the advice mate.
That's the good thing about forums, you can share and gain information and see other's experiences and what works or doesn't work for them.
 
I've only got normal sized transmitters as I'm too tight to buy any of the newer stuff.  :whistling:
Are you on 173? I've still got the merlin mini from falconry electronics here if you want it.........as 173 is of absolutely no use to me out here.....
Not sure what order it's in though, but you could always get it checked by FE.........pm your address if you want & I'll send it out......

 

 

That is a very generous offer mate.

Unfortunately I am on 216.

Thanks though, its much appreciated but you should keep it as you never know what will crop up.

You may be able to swap it with someone for something useful to you.



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 10:04 am

 

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,
I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.



I use the tail and leg with the gos as I always used one on the tail.until my mate lost his gos for 9 days with just tranny on the tail and failed and couldn't find it.now I use one on The tail and leg incase one tranny fails.

 

 

That's a wise policy Sean.

Like you said, you never know when one is going to fail. 

Your friend did well getting his gos back after 9 days.

I know that if my German gos was out for that long and catching his own game, there is no way I would get him back unless I was fortunate enough to trap him.

I'm not sure about my female imprint. I like to think she would come down to a lure or carcase, but you never know.  Once they've had a few kills on their own they soon revert back to wild hawks. Over the years I've heard of a few guys who have lost imprint hawks that have never been seen again.



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 11:41 am

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,
I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.

If you used some kind of micro transmitter double cable tied through the eyelet or through a small hole punched through the corner of the anklet, then it can't interfere mate, no more than a bell would........;-)
That said....some folk maintain the transmitter being that close to the floor on a kill isn't a good thing? It's one of the pro's to the backpack apparently......
I can't say I noticed a difference in signal tbh......but then unfortunately I didn't have many long track downs on pheasant kills...haha
 
Thanks for the advice mate.
That's the good thing about forums, you can share and gain information and see other's experiences and what works or doesn't work for them.
 
I've only got normal sized transmitters as I'm too tight to buy any of the newer stuff.  :whistling:
Are you on 173? I've still got the merlin mini from falconry electronics here if you want it.........as 173 is of absolutely no use to me out here.....
Not sure what order it's in though, but you could always get it checked by FE.........pm your address if you want & I'll send it out......
 
That is a very generous offer mate.
Unfortunately I am on 216.
Thanks though, its much appreciated but you should keep it as you never know what will crop up.
You may be able to swap it with someone for something useful to you.

No worries ;-) I had a feeling you might be on 216......

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 01:35 pm

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,
I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.

I use the tail and leg with the gos as I always used one on the tail.until my mate lost his gos for 9 days with just tranny on the tail and failed and couldn't find it.now I use one on The tail and leg incase one tranny fails.
 
That's a wise policy Sean.
Like you said, you never know when one is going to fail. 
Your friend did well getting his gos back after 9 days.
I know that if my German gos was out for that long and catching his own game, there is no way I would get him back unless I was fortunate enough to trap him.
I'm not sure about my female imprint. I like to think she would come down to a lure or carcase, but you never know.  Once they've had a few kills on their own they soon revert back to wild hawks. Over the years I've heard of a few guys who have lost imprint hawks that have never been seen again.

I never thought of leg-mounting with the gos,
I was always worried it would interfere with their footing ability.

I use the tail and leg with the gos as I always used one on the tail.until my mate lost his gos for 9 days with just tranny on the tail and failed and couldn't find it.now I use one on The tail and leg incase one tranny fails.
 
That's a wise policy Sean.
Like you said, you never know when one is going to fail. 
Your friend did well getting his gos back after 9 days.
I know that if my German gos was out for that long and catching his own game, there is no way I would get him back unless I was fortunate enough to trap him.
I'm not sure about my female imprint. I like to think she would come down to a lure or carcase, but you never know.  Once they've had a few kills on their own they soon revert back to wild hawks. Over the years I've heard of a few guys who have lost imprint hawks that have never been seen again.

Yeah as we spent three days looking for it and was four of us looking a spread out 20 miles radius where the bird was lost first and spread out to different parts but no luck.and then give up and on the ninth day he got a call from someone saying do you know anyone that has lost a hawk as it was sitting in the back yard up in a tree and off like a rocket he went and got there and it moved.but he seen crows going mad in a forest and ran over and there she was.but took him an hour or two to get the bird down as its killed for itself and wasn't interested in him.as he checked the bird weight and was the same weight it was when lost 9 days ago.and the bird only moved 20 miles away from where it was lost

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 08:44 pm

I have had a few days without a catch with the little male gos lately,mainly due to flying in near gale force winds, but also the dog bumped some quarry out of range.

I could see that his confidence was starting to drop. So it was good he got a catch today.

First picture shows some of the crows overhead that would mob him if I wasn't there.

The next shows him plucking his prize.

 

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 09:18 pm

good stuff, its been a hard week this week with the weather, but it looks like its settled a little now

nice catch by the way :thumbs:



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Posted 01 December 2015 - 10:58 am

Well that's the male lost his other deck feather.

I don't want the follicles to grow over and block up, so I'm considering putting his weight up to encourage the feathers to come down. :hmm:

 

The rain is non-stop here for the next few days so I have upped his weight an ounce or 2 and will consider it.

Its a real shame as he has got his fitness up and has taken crows, Jackdaws, Magpie and one female pheasant recently.



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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:14 pm

Well that's the male lost his other deck feather.

I don't want the follicles to grow over and block up, so I'm considering putting his weight up to encourage the feathers to come down. :hmm:

 

The rain is non-stop here for the next few days so I have upped his weight an ounce or 2 and will consider it.

Its a real shame as he has got his fitness up and has taken crows, Jackdaws, Magpie and one female pheasant recently.

sorry to hear that david, weather not being kind to us at the mo so not a lot of flying to be had anyhow



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Posted 03 December 2015 - 04:10 pm

Well that's the male lost his other deck feather.
I don't want the follicles to grow over and block up, so I'm considering putting his weight up to encourage the feathers to come down. :hmm:
 
The rain is non-stop here for the next few days so I have upped his weight an ounce or 2 and will consider it.
Its a real shame as he has got his fitness up and has taken crows, Jackdaws, Magpie and one female pheasant recently.

sorry to hear that david, weather not being kind to us at the mo so not a lot of flying to be had anyhow


Tell me about the weather as I had the gos out yesterday Tring for a few rooks and no luck as she was up in weight at 2lb 12 1\2 oz.so ended up with rope pulling and planned for lamping tonight as there is a 12khp winds and perfect weather and it has rained from 12 oclock non stop so I'm getting peed off as ive not had a days ferreting in 4 weeks and thinking of ending my season early.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 06:36 pm

If you end it now Sean, I'm quite sure you would regret it. The season has still a long way to go. 

The weather will hopefully settle and give us those great frosty mornings that make it a pleasure to go out in.

Fingers crossed.


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