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This is an interest of mine and I wondered if any of you are too?
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Interested in falconry that is. Poor sentence structure above.
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I'm intersted in it, but I don't know much about it. I've seen video of people using falcons to hunt quail and it looked pretty cool

I know it's an expensive hobby and it's pretty tightly regulated, you have to take a test and be licensed etc.

I called in a falcon a few weeks ago when I was trying to call in a fox or coyote. It was a kestrel.
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On 2012-07-24 10:50, magicfish wrote:
Interested in falconry that is. Poor sentence structure above.


Maybe he's Yoda.


I can't find an easy link to the cartoon, but I think of Gary Larson's "The Far Side" where one side of a hedge had a falconers club and the other side had a tea cup poodle owners picnic. The caption; "Trouble brewing."
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Gazzo was a falconer. He learned his leatherwork making tack for his falcons.
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I know a guy in Ireland who loves it. The training is facinating and the birds impressive. I heard in the US the trained ones go for ten grand.
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The kestrel is a beatiful bird of prey.

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On 2012-07-24 14:27, magicfish wrote:
The kestrel is a beatiful bird of prey.


They are. They are cool to watch too. They kind of hover in one place then they dive bomb and practically crash into the ground.

Without knowing too much about the sport I would guess kestrels are a good bird to begin with. Being so small and fairly common.
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Birds of prey are cool, we have a lot here. My favorite are owls. They fly over at night and don't make a sound, some are big. We have a phone system here where those of us wit small dogs call if an eagle is around. Eagles are very big birds.
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On 2012-07-24 19:29, MagicSanta wrote:
Birds of prey are cool, we have a lot here. My favorite are owls. They fly over at night and don't make a sound, some are big. We have a phone system here where those of us wit small dogs call if an eagle is around. Eagles are very big birds.


If you have a squeeky dog toy that makes a high pitched squealing sound, try standing outside some night in a secluded spot and give it few squeeks. Don't over do it, just a few short squeeks and maybe a longer squeek or two. Then wait. If an owl hears it and thinks it's a small rodent in distress it may come to you and fly around or perch nearby.
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Cool. A ngiant snow owl sat on a fence in Washington about 15 feet away and I sat and wathedit. Great birds.
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Saints fan, can't stand the falcons.

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On 2012-07-24 23:50, Dreadnought wrote:

Saints fan, can't stand the falcons.


Put a bounty on them.
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I love owls. Ive been trying to find information about owls for falconry but havent found much. Perhaps theyre impractical?
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Which bird is considered the ultimate? For example, in Ontario, fly fishers pursue the brown trout. Other trout are prized, but the brownie seems to be the holy grail. Which raptor is the pinnacle I wonder. Is it the Goshawk?Is it an eagle?
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