For the first time under one cover, the author has assembled the results of the renewed interest, extensive experimentation, and technological progress that have advanced falconry over the past three decades. The Hunting Falcon is a fresh approach to the sport of falconry. For the first time under one cover, the author has assembled the results of the renewed interest, extensive experimentation, and technological progress that have advanced falconry over the past three decades. Falconer and wildlife biologist, Bruce Haak, details the techniques for training falcons in the classical, game hawking style. Through well-defined chapters, he establishes the fundamentals of care and handling of captive falcons and legal means of acquiring them. Successful strategies for hawking a wide variety of North American quarry are analyzed and laced with entertaining and informative anecdotes. Time-honored techniques for training wild falcons are restated in modern terms. In addition, the education of imprinted and captive-bred falcons, classes of falcons without historical precedence, is concisely outlined for the reader. In a break with tradition, the author uses North America's only indigenous falcon, the prairie falcon, as the primary subject and promotes it as an outstanding hunting partner. His training philosophy and comments on the use of radiotelemetry are added enrichment's to the text.
|Publisher:||Hancock House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||0.22(w) x 0.33(h) x 0.03(d)|
About the Author
Bruce Haak, a professional wildlife biologist, has been an impassioned falconer for over thirty years. He acquired his first raptor, a kestrel, in 1963 and has never looked back. He did his thesis for his M.S. in Wildlife Science on the foraging ecology of prairie falcons in northern California and conducted field studies on prairie falcons, peregrines, and other raptors, as well as waterfowl and band-tailed pigeons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you are an aspiring falconer, or, interested in falconry; this is a must have! Bruce covers all the essentials in equipment, acquisition, training, etc. His delivery of the material is superb. I have and continue to use this reference with every new bird I acquire!