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#522502 - 12/09/07 05:30 PM Falconry Squirrel Report
newhunter
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Took my bird out today for a bit and he ended up chasing and spiraling up and down the tree after 3 squirrels and then finally connected on one of them and come down with him, the squirrel ended up getting a good bite into yodas right leg but it didnt seem to fase him and he got mad and faught him more until I could get my hand around the squirrel to dispatch him. A good 400 gram squirrel. Will get some pics on when I can get them developed. Landon
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#523067 - 12/10/07 07:11 AM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: newhunter]
cruff10
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That is amazing...never heard of a squirrel falcon before....
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#523072 - 12/10/07 07:17 AM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: cruff10]
WestTn Huntin'man
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I have watched hawks grab squirrel's a few times while hunting .I;ve also watched the eagles at Reelfoot fishing. Pretty cool stuff. Do you need a small game liscene for that ??Who ate the squirrel you or the falcon ??
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#523073 - 12/10/07 07:17 AM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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#523443 - 12/10/07 11:54 AM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
newhunter
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You do have to have a hunting license, small game covers it but I always buy my sportsman for deer and duck hunting as well. But you also have to have a state and federal permit, and take a test and have your equipment inspected. I will get pics when I can, have to get them developed first. And he eats everything he catches. I could but it saves me money on his food.
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#523960 - 12/10/07 07:23 PM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: newhunter]
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Very cool. \:\)

Never heard of weighing a squirrel before. \:\)
Do you record that type of data so you will know when he is capable of catching bigger game?
Very interesting.
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#524242 - 12/10/07 10:06 PM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: RUGER]
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How do you get by wth dispatching your BOP's catches with anything but a gun or archery equipment?
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#524649 - 12/11/07 10:19 AM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: Monteban22]
newhunter
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Ruger- I weigh my bird daily to do weight management on him since he has to be at a certain weight to fly and want to hunt. I also weigh the squirrels and rabbits just to get an idea of what size game he is catching. For instance my bird flys at 700grams(the smallest redtail I have seen) and he is catching game that is almost the same size as him.

Monteban- I have to get in there and if he cant handle the squirrel by himself I reach in with my gloved hand and break the neck. Alot safer for me and the bird than taking a knife to it.

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#524659 - 12/11/07 10:25 AM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: newhunter]
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Very cool. \:\)
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#524734 - 12/11/07 11:35 AM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: newhunter]
Gravey
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That sounds cool and would be neat to see video footage if you have any. I've seen one hawk actually catch a squirrel and it was the dangdest thing. Simply amazing.
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#525020 - 12/11/07 03:18 PM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: Gravey]
renegade50
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that is cool as heck!!!!!!!
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#526908 - 12/12/07 09:44 PM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: renegade50]
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My dads flyin a harris hen this year, real pretty bird but I like the redtails better. Im tryin to decide if I want to go and gun some tree rats or go with my dad and his buddies to fly the birds.



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#526932 - 12/12/07 09:56 PM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: SunShine]
newhunter
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Thats what I heard. I was going to go fly with him and Dale last weekend but didnt make it, doubt I will be able to this week either, Ive got ecoli food poisoning right now. Ive got a passage tiercel RT.
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#530907 - 12/17/07 06:16 AM Re: Falconry Squirrel Report [Re: newhunter]
Nimrod777
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How long before he's ready for whitetails?? ;0)
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