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Old 20-12-2015, 06:41 PM
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What hawks have you worked with the lurcher?

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Old 20-12-2015, 08:02 PM
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What hawks have you worked with the lurcher?

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None. Got him after moving down here. Prior to moving here most of my hawking had been waterfowl or upland game over setters.
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Old 20-12-2015, 08:29 PM
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Eastern falconers commonly flew longwings with running dogs at hares, do you fancy it? With a female prairie maybe?

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Old 20-12-2015, 08:56 PM
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Eastern falconers commonly flew longwings with running dogs at hares, do you fancy it? With a female prairie maybe?

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That was the plan. Barring a hybrid a prairie would work out well. One of the guys in NM had a good season with a rehab prairie if memory serves me right.

I've met very few falconers who've gotten into this sort of falconry, the flights I've seen have been jam packed full of action. The guys in Albuquerque do a great job of it and frankly I couldn't think of a better place for the last bird I had to go. I also think it would be right up a prairie's ally.

I watched the local prairie fly something around noon today. She shot off a pole and must have made a kill over a little rise because she never pitched back up nor did I see her chasing anything on the other side of that rise. Almost every time I see her she's got a crop. Life is good for her down on the border.

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Old 20-12-2015, 09:07 PM
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Perhaps she's the one. Is she a passage bird?

I knew a guy called Terence Wright (Englishman, I used to work for his father when I was a kid) was flying a longwing at Jacks with lurchers somewhere in the states. From what you say it sounds like there are a few guys doing it. Ace.

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Perhaps she's the one. Is she a passage bird?

I knew a guy called Terence Wright (Englishman, I used to work for his father when I was a kid) was flying a longwing at Jacks with lurchers somewhere in the states. From what you say it sounds like there are a few guys doing it. Ace.

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He has Sally, she's 7/8 gyr 1/8 saker. From what I saw and have heard he's doing very well with her.

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