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Old 08-02-2008, 05:01 PM
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Default Imprint Goshawk Methods.

To all the austringers who have imprinted a gos before and are starting a new goshawk for the 2008 season -

What methods will you use to raise and rear it and will you be making any changes to previous methods ?

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Old 08-02-2008, 05:03 PM
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Jim i am abit gutted i will not have time to fly an imprint this year as i will be focusing solely on an eagle but i have a method i am dieing to try but i want to be the first to use it so i can have the experiance first hand but it is very different.

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Old 08-02-2008, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: Imprint goshawk methods.

Jim, I have no intention of rearing/training an imprint but surely you should be kicking the thread off with your methods??? hell I'm guessing Flynn & Tarzan have to be among the top performers on here and a comparison of your and Lee's methods would be welcomed by all.

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Default Re: Imprint goshawk methods.

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To all the austringers who have imprinted a gos before and are starting a new goshawk for the 2008 season -

What methods will you use to raise and rear it and will you be making any changes to previous methods ?

Jim.
Sorry Jim, i hope to be flying the same malimprinted nutter i have now flown for almost three seasons, he's not everyones cup of tea,but i love him to bits and he's given me more pleasure than anything especially this season. he has a few war wounds and bruises and in another couple of weeks he can go away and repair himself fready for next season.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:13 PM
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Default Re: Imprint goshawk methods.

Nice one Wez,
I'll use pretty much the same method as last year but with a few small variations to resolve some issues I had with Flynn.

Basic outline -
Fully raised indoors for the first 7 weeks.
Socialised with kids and different dogs daily.
Transported to plenty of different locations.
If left on it's own, left in front of 42" Tv on a good volume.
No lure feeding during first 7 weeks.
Never fed up on the lure, food placed to side of lure.
No carcass feeding during first 9 weeks.
No weight reduction or recall training till fully feathered.
Very quick weight reduction when hard penned and hunted immediatly.

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Old 08-02-2008, 05:16 PM
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What age do you pick up the downey??? Jim.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Imprint goshawk methods.

Im very happy fly a parent reared example at this stage in my life & the rest of the birds life for that matter..

Though this has the makeings of a very good thread no dought..

I for one will read with great interest,alway's lots to learn even if flying a p/r Hawk..

Atb Stu..
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:28 PM
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Jim, I have no intention of rearing/training an imprint but surely you should be kicking the thread off with your methods??? hell I'm guessing Flynn & Tarzan have to be among the top performers on here and a comparison of your and Lee's methods would be welcomed by all.

Atb Rob

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Hello Rob,
Plenty of very good imprint goshawks being flown, with plenty of different methods.

When I did Flynn last year a lot of the training and methods were made up as it went along and solutions to problems were resolved using some past knowledge and a few new ideas (well new to me, obvisiually others do similar things). The end result is a learning process and when you look back you think I'll try this next time etc etc.

One good example - was the issue of carrying, I first entered on rabbit, no carrying possible and the gos learnt not to move. I then started flying partridges and he began to carry with the best of them , using the McDermott method of weight reduction made it 10 times worse and his whole behaviour became a nightmare. Raised his weight back to and slightly above his previous hunting weight, flew rabbits and fed off their carcasses for a couple of weeks - then went back on the partridges, he didn't carry again.

Lesson learnt.


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Old 08-02-2008, 05:31 PM
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what age do you pick up the downey??? Jim.

Around 12 - 16 days but hatched in the incubator and hand reared from day 1 by the breeder.

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I would get my eyass on the day of ringing next time as i feel a lot of breeders do not have the time to feed an eyass with as little human association as possible
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