Dirt Hawking - A Rabbit & Hare Hawker's Guide
Friday, June 25 2010 @ 07:01 PM PDT
From author Joe Roy, who has been involved in falconry since he was a boy, comes the ultimate handbook for rabbit and hare hawkers.
Joe's company, Aerial Predators and Ecology is dedicated to furthering conservation through education. This book, newly arrived this Spring, deals with not only the physical and mental conditioning of the hunting hawk but also in-depth information on the rabbits and hares, finding them, population assessment, and their long-standing relationship with man.
Dirt Hawking is the ultimate rabbit and hare hawker's handbook. Well researched and expertly written, Dirt Hawking is a must read for both the dedicated and the beginner rabbit/hare hawker.
Joe Roy's lifetime of falconry experience is the highlight in this modern take on an ancient endeavor. Between the covers of this book is an abundance of hard-won practical experience and detailed information on virtually all aspects of this hunting genre, including the hawks' physical and mental conditioning, where and how to find rabbits and hares and how to assess population densities, field tactics, weight management, field dressing, telemetry, hazards (and how to avoid them) and so much more.
Additionally, Dirt Hawking examines and celebrates the quarry with outright enthusiasm, exploring the natural history of rabbits and revealing what really makes them tick. Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of this superb book is the longstanding relationship between rabbits/hares and man. Want to know what rabbits have to do with national security/terrorism, the age exploration, plague, and skies so laden with dust that day becomes like night? It's all included here.