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Old 12-01-2016, 04:35 PM
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Hi all I have just started flying a5/8ths gyr saker he is coming along well just got him flying free and decided to introduce a few dead crows for him to have a look at. I just can't get him to look away from me. Was thinking of putting him on the kite just to get him looking outwards a bit. I know there are some good crow people on here so would love some feed back.
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:07 PM
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When you say flying free ,in what manner ? doing what ?
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:12 PM
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Just got him going so been extending out how far he will come to the lure was going to start flying him to the swung lure but was a bit concerned about how focused he is on me. If that makes any sense.
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Old 13-01-2016, 10:28 AM
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Hi,working them to a kite with a pair of crow wings I found best . To recall him when flying I use a shredded inner tube,garnished only for the first 2weeks.
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Old 13-01-2016, 12:19 PM
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Well the first stage is to get him fit you can choose to do this with a swing lure ,long call offs or kites or a combination of all ,then move onto the next stage
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Old 13-01-2016, 05:31 PM
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Thanks for the advice will start him on the kite tomorrow hopefully it will get him going a bit more. Will keep you posted
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Old 13-01-2016, 05:41 PM
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There's a fb page for pursuit falcons which has some experienced corvid /gull falconers on ,look it up ,i only fly corvids for either work or a bit of fun for my old G/S ,not seriously
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Old 13-01-2016, 10:13 PM
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Hi,if it's to windy or not enough wind ,I attach my recall lure to a old fishing rod and poll lure him as many times as I can in 2 bouts. if it's to dark I do jump ups with him 100 plus up to me on step ladders with my son .fitness is the key always to the amount of quarry you catch,especially with a crow falcon.
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Old 14-01-2016, 09:09 PM
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I had the same problem with my 50/50 GS.
He would not even chase a crow just flew up and land on a t-pole or the truck and if I started walking away in the field he would just follow me.
but I did have him stooping the pole lure 75 good stoops.

Finally took a dead froze crow put some meat on it at a meter away, he went for it.
I just kept moving the crow back and removed the food and when he grab it I came to him with food.

I started hanging the crow in a tree and moved back again.
over time as soon as I took his hood off he was after the crow.
I found a close slip and he went for it. The rest is history.

However I'm still very new at this so take it with a grain of salt.
Reading Nick fox crow book help too.
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Old 14-01-2016, 10:52 PM
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Thanks for your reply nice to know other people have had the same problem I have done other falcons but always peregrines they seem a little bit more killing obsessed. I do love this falcon he is amazing they tame down so well he sits in the house with dogs foot up sleeping
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