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#586500 - 01/28/08 05:01 PM Hawk update
newhunter
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Registered: 10/19/00
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Well my redtail had a toe amputated and was out of commision for 3 weeks. Now I have him back and took him out yesterday after church and he didnt forget a thing. 2 minutes into it he was chasing a squirrel up and down a tree for 30 minutes before the squirrel made a mistake and my bird got him. I wasnt expecting him to get something more just to get him back in the woods. And I dont have any pics since I hadnt planned on a kill. Landon
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#586730 - 01/28/08 06:28 PM Re: Hawk update [Re: newhunter]
solodren
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that is so cool how do you go about getting into falconry, cost and time consuption.. thanks..
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#586899 - 01/28/08 07:26 PM Re: Hawk update [Re: solodren]
cecil30-30
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Thats cool!!I'd like to watch.
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#587001 - 01/28/08 08:10 PM Re: Hawk update [Re: cecil30-30]
KENBOB10
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Newhunter, are you the one that was at BTW state park the other day?
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#587097 - 01/28/08 09:02 PM Re: Hawk update [Re: KENBOB10]
CATCHDAWG
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Keep it away from my chickens
Seriously, I've watched some guys do that before and it looked very fun. They were useing beagles to flush rabbits then the hawk would snatch them up. The rabbits that is...
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#587989 - 01/29/08 11:06 AM Re: Hawk update [Re: CATCHDAWG]
AngusBrock
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Registered: 02/28/07
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You can find most of the info you need here.
http://www.twraregion4.org/TWRANonGame/TWRAFalconry.htm

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#588099 - 01/29/08 12:12 PM Re: Hawk update [Re: AngusBrock]
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It sounds very cool.
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#589121 - 01/29/08 07:11 PM Re: Hawk update [Re: strutandrut]
newhunter
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Kenbob, BTW? Not sure where that is but I was at Harrison Bay state park in Hamilton CO.
Catch were the guys you watched in Cleveland? There are a few up there that use dogs.

Also as for anyone wanting to get into falconry.... Take your time and go out with someone before seriously thinking about it. It is the most regulated sport of hunting and you have to have a state and federal permit as well as getting equipment inspected. But if you would like you can PM me, if you want to tag along and I will give you as much info as I can. Of course there is stuff I cant explain to non licensed individuals.

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#589395 - 01/29/08 09:19 PM Re: Hawk update [Re: newhunter]
stillinscrubs
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Registered: 08/16/07
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Loc: nashville, tn

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Love the reports. Growing up "My Side of the Mountain" was one of my favorite books.

Post more pictures.

Have you gotten any game besides squirrels?


Are turkeys legal game?

Scrubs

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#589429 - 01/29/08 09:28 PM Re: Hawk update [Re: stillinscrubs]
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Sorry to hear the squirrel bite got that bad, but glad to hear he is ok now.
Been wondering where your posts have been, never thought he had been out of commision.
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