Hawking & Falconry for Beginners: an introductory guide to falcon and training your first bird
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By: Hallgarth, Adrian
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: 2004
PR Highlights: Guide to falconry and training your first bird.
PHOTO Highlights: 172 photos and 6 illustrations throughout.
Description: An introductory guide to falconry and training your first bird. Does the sight of a soaring bird of prey make you catch your breath ? Does the world of falconry intrigue you ? Perhaps you are considering taking up this ancient sport ? Well, don't at least not until you read Hawking and Falconry for Beginners, a comprehensive, and easily understood guide for beginners. New falconers must ensure they are prepared for the long-term and resounding commitment entailed in practising this sport to a high standard. This book will guide you through the basics of choosing an appropriate species to begin, building suitable accommodation, equipping your new bird, ensuring proper diet and care and training your bird to fly free and hunt quarry. This is no small undertaking; beginners must be prepared for this sometimes overwhelming, but always satisfying sport. Anyone taking on this commitment without being fully prepared runs the risk of not only causing distress to their bird, but also jeopardizing the future of this sport. So as a new falconer, it is your responsibility to practice the sport to a high standard. This guidebook for beginners will show you how.