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More Photos From Falconry! Warning hunting photos.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by CoopedChik, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sponsor has been out hunting with his friends and their birds so I'm sharing these amazing photos with you all.
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    And these photos are form the hunt he took me on this Saturday. I already posted them but for those who missed them.
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    Last photo is me handling a hawk for the first time. Her name is Inca she's my sponser's Harris Hawk.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Very cool, I have watched some falconers (?) work their birds it is pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
  3. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Holy crap those birds are COOL! I would love to have some true raptors! A bit jealous! Good for you!
     
  4. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Can you explain your situation to us and tell what you mean by your "sponser"?
     
  5. CoopedChik

    CoopedChik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd love too. See I'm an apprentice falconer. Which means for two years I have to learn under the guidance of a sponsor who is a more experienced falconer. My sponsor is the man in all the photos, he's been a falconer for over 30 years so he is now a master falconer which means he can basically own any bird he wants. See once I pass my two years studying as an apprentice I'll be a general falconer which means I can have most raptors, then if I keep up a few years of general falconry I can take another test to become a master falconer and work with any bird almost. But right now I'm just studying to past this up coming test so I can get my first bird, it'll be a female red tailed hawk. right now all I can do is help my sponsor on his hunts I can hold the bird he isn't using, feed them and the next thing I'm learning is how to gear the birds up for a hunt. But yeah thats some of the basic beginning information in falconry. If you have any more questions I don't mind answering them. In fact I love answering them, lol I can talk forever about these birds.
     
  6. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    [​IMG] WOW those are some gorgeous pics! What a great hobby for you! [​IMG]
     
  7. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY cool!
     
  8. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Well, that's a great start and I'm impressed. Very very cool.
     
  9. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd love too. See I'm an apprentice falconer. Which means for two years I have to learn under the guidance of a sponsor who is a more experienced falconer. My sponsor is the man in all the photos, he's been a falconer for over 30 years so he is now a master falconer which means he can basically own any bird he wants. See once I pass my two years studying as an apprentice I'll be a general falconer which means I can have most raptors, then if I keep up a few years of general falconry I can take another test to become a master falconer and work with any bird almost. But right now I'm just studying to past this up coming test so I can get my first bird, it'll be a female red tailed hawk. right now all I can do is help my sponsor on his hunts I can hold the bird he isn't using, feed them and the next thing I'm learning is how to gear the birds up for a hunt. But yeah thats some of the basic beginning information in falconry. If you have any more questions I don't mind answering them. In fact I love answering them, lol I can talk forever about these birds.

    very very cool [​IMG] Love it [​IMG] I would love to do that.... [​IMG]

    just don't want them around my chickens [​IMG] lol
     
  10. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Thats a big bird!What is that in the fourth pic down?
     

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