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Old 21-12-2009, 09:33 PM
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Hi Zach,

At this moment in time, 'Falconry and Hawking' is as good as anything I think. It's a long time since I read it, but I seem to remember it gives a good basic account of gamehawking, alluding to the things that go wrong also, which some of the earlier books neglected to mention.
I'm a big fan of Gamehawk, but frankly it would be of little use for a while yet.
Let's try to get you out before the season's end.

Best wishes,

Tony.
True Tony. Glasier is the one for most questions. Gamehawk is what it alludes to be - a specialist guide.

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Old 21-12-2009, 09:36 PM
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I am going to re-read the game hawking section.
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they are 4 a 6 year ,but it is great fun
Very true Gary.
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Old 21-12-2009, 09:37 PM
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True Tony. Glasier is the one for most questions. Gamehawk is what it alludes to be - a specialist guide.

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And like most specialist guides, it's use is limited until the basics are understood.
Perhaps Blaine's Falconry might have been worth mentioning, or better, Roger Upton's Principles and Practice.

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Would studying the game itself be any help because i can go out on the land i have tomorrow. Or will it be of no use?
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Old 21-12-2009, 09:51 PM
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Would studying the game itself be any help because i can go out on the land i have tomorrow. Or will it be of no use?
Of course it will help mate, but you are on a lifelong course here...

Just enjoy the ride!
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Old 21-12-2009, 10:10 PM
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Of course it will help mate, but you are on a lifelong course here...

Just enjoy the ride!
Your right im so F*****g worried about messing a bird up, i just want to do it right and i am really keen. I think i worry too much, i just don't want to be stuck with a messed up bird and i also do not want a bird to be stuck with a inexperienced falconer that's why im trying to do everything right so when the time comes round next year in June i will be ready. I suppose everbody's first bird is not going to be as good as there second one. Its just a matter of minimalising these mistakes.
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Old 21-12-2009, 10:18 PM
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Your right im so F*****g worried about messing a bird up, i just want to do it right and i am really keen. I think i worry too much, i just don't want to be stuck with a messed up bird and i also do not want a bird to be stuck with a inexperienced falconer that's why im trying to do everything right so when the time comes round next year in June i will be ready. I suppose everbody's first bird is not going to be as good as there second one. Its just a matter of minimalising these mistakes.

You are going to be fine - and your first bird is not going to be perfect, but your attitude ensures me that you might become a fine falconer one day sir!
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Old 21-12-2009, 10:27 PM
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Your right im so F*****g worried about messing a bird up, i just want to do it right and i am really keen. I think i worry too much, i just don't want to be stuck with a messed up bird and i also do not want a bird to be stuck with a inexperienced falconer that's why im trying to do everything right so when the time comes round next year in June i will be ready. I suppose everbody's first bird is not going to be as good as there second one. Its just a matter of minimalising these mistakes.
Strangely Zach,

New falconers often do much better with their first hawk than with their second, but of course that would more normally apply to a harris' hawk as being the first hawk.
Gamehawking demands more than you can currently imagine, in terms of the skills needed to properly manage a hawk for sure, but much more in terms of the required land, quarry, time etc. Just look around the forum to see how few can make it happen (or are crazy enough to keep trying).
Until you have the basic skills to manage a hawk, gamehawking is impossible, and if gamehawking is your goal, you have a long road ahead of you that starts somewhere else.
That somewhere else might well be with a lanner, but you need to accept that serious gamehawking is a most unlikely option to begin with.

Oh to be young again

Best wishes,

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Old 21-12-2009, 10:30 PM
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Yes i understand Tony. Starting with a Lanner is my goal, but where do i go from there if hunting game is to far ahead? Keeping a Lanner in my opinion will be in my range, but hunting it is another thing, the thing is how am i ever going to learn to game hawk, truthfully going to Stonaham i have learnt alot but not alot to do with game hawking or falcons i have handled them but never flown to the lure even though that is not in my interest(lure flying). Andy is the only person there eligible to teach me successfully but he lacks the time and he also does not have any reason to teach me the time consuming sport of Gamehawking

Thankyou for your post

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