Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by duckncover, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    Well it's officially my newest and greatest hobby yet! I'm going to be an apprentice soon!

    Basically it's hunting but your gun is a giant bird that kills thing for you. I know you'll all hate me now because the red tailed hawk I may get to keep is the most common killer of all your chickens. They are also capable of killing rabbits, squirrels, other birds, ducks, and any little mammal. Heck I've heard of 1 killing an owl.

    As chicks they look like a cute


    But even then they want something bloody to eat.

    Basically call me crazy now because "hopefully" by September I'll be climbing up cliffs setting up a trap and catching my new hunting buddy. It's the only legal way for a newbie to get a hawk.

    Sorry if I lost a few friends because of this but it's my passion to work side by side with a majestic bird who chooses to hunt with me and at any given moment can fly away forever!

    I'd love some input on this. Is anyone on here involved in falconry?
  2. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    West Glenville, NY
    I'd love to get involved, but my wife would really kill me. Keep us updated on this post as to how you make out with you trek to get your Falcon.

    Good Luck
  3. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    I will...don't worry...Plus just figured I'd throw my gloating in now...
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    "Haha my hobby eats your hobby!" [​IMG]
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  4. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    how does some one get started? i have always wanted to do this
  5. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    is this even legal?
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

    Jan 1, 2008
    That is one ugly baby! [​IMG]
  7. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Sorry but that is one cool hobby.
  9. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I looked into this a couple years ago, you must apprentice with someone first and get licensed, build enclosure to specs. It's quite a process, I would have started but will be
    relocating a few times in the next few years so I decided to wait until I'm settled somewhere for good. Yes, keep us updated through the process , it's still something I would like to do. Instead I'm training for rehabilitating raptors for now so I can be around these majestic birds!

  10. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    cool I just met a falconer today!!! sold him some dinner for his buddy!!!!

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