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Old 01-10-2016, 04:15 PM
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...and it is...AWESOME
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:40 PM
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...and it is...AWESOME
Hi Tasha, here is a question for you if you have read the book..... Does it have a section giving advice to a hooding novice about learning to hood? I have recently been in this position. It is a skill which is only really learnt by doing it, but the trouble is that a beginner is by definition unskilled, and thus likely to make a mess of things.If the book is as comprehensive as it is said to be I'd have thought this issue would be addressed? Paul
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:45 PM
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Hi Tasha, here is a question for you if you have read the book..... Does it have a section giving advice to a hooding novice about learning to hood? I have recently been in this position. It is a skill which is only really learnt by doing it, but the trouble is that a beginner is by definition unskilled, and thus likely to make a mess of things.If the book is as comprehensive as it is said to be I'd have thought this issue would be addressed? Paul
Hi Paul,

I don't have a copy yet either. But do you have a copy of Ronald Stevens' Observations on Modern falconry? Hard to beat in that respect.

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Old 01-10-2016, 08:19 PM
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Hi Paul,

I don't have a copy yet either. But do you have a copy of Ronald Stevens' Observations on Modern falconry? Hard to beat in that respect.

Best wishes,

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Thanks Tony,
Yes I have Observations, a brilliant book not least because the author goes into such detail and depth about every little thing.... it taught me about the thoughtful mindset.
But as a tutorial on hooding for the novice I would have to disagree with you! I always intended to follow his instructions, but when it actually came down to it I found I lacked the necessary dexterity and timing. It was clear from the start that if I continued with my clumsy efforts I'd only make things worse. I am referring to his advice about momentary uncovering and recovering the hawk's eyes in a dark room right at the beginning of training. His later instructions involving tidbits were much more easily put into practice by this novice.


This is what I did instead, post 10:

Http://www.falconryforum.co.uk/showt...98#post2147798

How did you learn your hooding.... or was it so long ago that you can't remember? lol

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Old 02-10-2016, 05:14 PM
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Hi Tasha, here is a question for you if you have read the book..... Does it have a section giving advice to a hooding novice about learning to hood? I have recently been in this position. It is a skill which is only really learnt by doing it, but the trouble is that a beginner is by definition unskilled, and thus likely to make a mess of things.If the book is as comprehensive as it is said to be I'd have thought this issue would be addressed? Paul
It's got an excellent section on hooding. 7 chapters and over 100 pages. You won't find anything as comprehensive anywhere else, lol. I would highly recommend it to all falconers, even the ones that have no interest in making hoods
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:23 PM
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Just ordered my copy today. Have to admit I'm not too interested in making hoods (although you never know?), but being a competent hooder would be a real plus, instead of just trying to rely on steady hawks!
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Hi,

Does anybody know the book of Jim Nelson: "Hoods, Hooding and Hoodmaking”?

Do you have any information of whether the book is already available, or do you know when it will be finished?

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Tobias
Hi Tobias,

Its available from Coch-y-Bonddu books, they also have a few copies of Observations on modern falconry, if any one's interested.
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