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Practical Falconryby James Mckay
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Suitable for both beginner and experienced falconers Author is an assessor and external verifier for the Lantra Awards in falconry
Most falconry book are either aimed at the beginner or are highly specialized, but Practical Falconry is aimed at those with a moderate amount of experience who would like to learn more about the sport. Based on the use of broadwings and in particular the Harris Hawk, the book covers suitable species of hawk, basic training, dogs for use with hawks, ferrets and their use with hawks, transport of hawks, and equipment, including the latest telemetry.
The comprehensive volume pays tribute to the long history of falconry while also bringing the sport up the present with the latest equipment and practices. This book covers all aspects of modern falconry, from selection of birds to their general day-to-day care. Instructions on equipment, housing, training, and medical care are all included, helping the reader learn how to achieves success when flying birds in the field.
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