Falconry and Hawking

Author: Phillip Glasier

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780713484076

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 2649


Covers all aspects of the sport of falconry and hawking, including history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, handling and training, health and disease, and captive breeding.

Falconry and Game Hawking

Author: Corona Brezina

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448882923

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7642


This book examines the resources required for using falconry in hunting wild game as well as how falconers must attend to a falcon's needs, how to hunt, and the sport's regulations and responsibilities.

Falconry & Hawking - The Essential Handbook - Including Equipment, Training and Health

Author: Philip Golding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910085516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 148

View: 1789


Discover everything you need to know about Falconry and Hawking from Philip Golding, a true master. Inside you'll understand exactly what you need to know in this wonderful sport. Types of bird and their unique characteristics so you know what bird is best for you The important question you need to ask yourself if you want to take up this sport Overview of the training process Equipment you'll need and approximate costs Health and what to look out for Common conditions First aid (a must know) it could save your bird Useful frequently asked questions If you are just starting out in the world of falconry and hawking this is a 'must read' book full of useful information that is easy to follow and understand. "Having just joined our local falconry club I was recommend to your book and was delighted with what I read. First class" Mr B.Studly "I really found the section on falcon's health a fantastic resource. I also picked up a lot of useful tips in training" Mr T.Thomas "Great to read such a compressive book on falconry... highly recommended" Mr S.Douglas

Hawking and Falconry for Beginners

An Introductory Guide to Falconry and Training Your First Bird

Author: Adrian Hallgarth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780888390141


Page: 208

View: 492


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 practicing 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.

Hawking or Faulconry (History of Falconry Series)

Author: Richard Blome

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447487729

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 4518


Hawking or Faulconry was originally published in 1686 as part of the author's classic work - "The Gentleman's Recreation.", and is now considered an important milestone in the early history of Falconry. First editions of this work are now extremely rare and consequently expensive. We are now republishing it using the original text and engravings. One hundred and fifty five pages contain twenty five detailed chapters: - Directions for Taking Hawks. - Of the Several Sorts of Hawks. - The Gerfaulcon. - The Slight Faulcon. - The Lanner. - The Merlin. - The Hobby. - The Bawrel. - The Castrel. - The Goshawk. - The Sparrow Hawk. - Reclaiming the Haggard-Faulcon. - Enseaming a Faulcon. - Bathing a Hawk. - Making a Hawk Bold and Hardy. - Feeding. - Hern Hawking. - Brook Hawking. - Rules for the Mew. - Falconers Rules. - Falconry Terms. - Diseases and Cures. - Choice and Use of Spaniels. - Certain Terms of Art. - Hawking Statutes. Etc. Also incorporated in the contents is a thirty two page preface with notes on the history of this, and other important falconry books. This is a fascinating read for any Falconry enthusiast or historian, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Duck Hawking and the Art of Falconry

Author: Joe Roy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780888390332


Page: 320

View: 5603


The hawk feels like a bundle of nerves, head snapping this way and that, muscles contracting with the sound of each snapping twig. At such times, I sense her energy flowing into my hand, up my arm and into my core. Engulfed in the moment, I am no longer an onlooker; I become a predator - the hawk and I hunting as one. When at last a duck suddenly erupts from cover, my body responds with a burst of adrenaline as the hawk explodes of my fist. In that instant, my heart leaps and my spirit flies with the hawk as she fulfills her predatory role. For centuries, people from all walks of life have felt the thrill of hunting with birds of prey. 'Duck Hawking and the Art of Falconry' explores the exhilarating branch of hawking that takes the falconer out to the ponds in pursuit of waterfowl. While duck hawking is a major facet of falconry, it has been highly overlooked in the annals of raptor literature. Author Joe Roy has decades of personal experience with which to create a work devoted to hunting waterfowl with hawks and falcons. This singularly comprehensive treatise celebrates the art of duck hawking. Writing in an entertaining, narrative style, the author presents personal anecdotes to proffer examples and illustrate meaning. Within the pages lie a wealth of practical information covering such topics as training techniques, slip selections, use of thermals, working with hunting dogs, weight management and flight orchestration. Full of stunning photographs, this volume is destined to become the duck hawker's ultimate handbook.

Classical Falconry

A Treatise on Rook and Crow Hawking

Author: Nick Fox

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House

ISBN: 9780888395481

Category: Nature

Page: 245

View: 5254


An advanced and more specialized look at the modern forms of the high flights of classical falconry.

The falconer's apprentice

a guide to training the passage red-tailed hawk

Author: William C. Oakes

Publisher: Eaglewing Pub

ISBN: 9781885054012

Category: Nature

Page: 118

View: 9273


The only book of its kind for aspiring falconers. Rather than duplicating what is already covered in other books, THE FALCONER'S APPRENTICE starts off the apprentice falconer with an appreciation for the hawks & the prey they chase. Topics include: TRAPPING, TRAINING, FEEDING & HUNTING. It explains WHY the training works, not just HOW. The book was written so the apprentice falconer will more quickly learn the lessons of falconry while adequately caring for his or her first hawk. THE TRAINING TECHNIQUES DESCRIBED CAN ENSURE ANY RED-TAILED HAWK WILL BE A SUPERSTAR! Written by the past North American Falconers' Association (NAFA) Membership Secretary & a current NAFA Director & falconer with over 20 years experience, this is an invaluable guide. Reviewed & recommended by many prominent North American falconers. THE FALCONER'S APPRENTICE makes the falconry sponsor's job easier, & every falconer's apprentice more successful. Includes numerous drawings by internationally renowned Master falconer Jack Oar. TO ORDER, SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FOR $12.00 (INCLUDES SHIPPING & HANDLING) to: EAGLEWING PUBLISHING, Post Office Box 434, Roy, UT 84067-0434.

Falconry Basics: A Handbook for Beginners

Author: Tony Hall

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 146831453X

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 2116


The essential handbook to the intricate sport of falconry, explaining all facets of raptor ownership. In this fully revised edition of his classic guide to falconry for beginners, lifelong falconer Tony Hall presents the most comprehensive information available to newcomers to the sport. Falconry Basics is specifically designed for novices and covers the basics, from different types of birds and their individual characteristics, to acquiring the proper equipment and the care and handling of the birds themselves. Covering all aspects of training, hunting, and maintenance, Falconry Basics addresses every possible scenario a newcom- er may face when training their first raptor, from illness and injury to escaped or overconfident hawks. Hall also provides a wealth of supplementary information for beginners, including notes on anatomy, terminology, and a list of additional resources. Accompanied by diagrams and detailed line illustrations throughout, this book will become a standard manual for future generations of falconers.

American Kestrels in Modern Falconry

Author: Matthew Mullenix

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 139

View: 4500


About training North America's smallest bird of prey, for use in Falconry. It is about nuts & bolt's textbook with photographs, charts, drawings to illustate the finer points. There is no other book devoted to this subject and it has been written by a recognized expert in the field of Falconry

H Is for Hawk

Author: Helen Macdonald

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802191673

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9401


One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books), Vogue (Top 10), Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle (Top 10), Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top 10), Library Journal (Top 10), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20) The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald's story of adopting and raising one of nature's most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel's temperament mirrors Helen's own state of grief after her father's death, and together raptor and human "discover the pain and beauty of being alive" (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.

A Falconry Manual

Author: Frank Beebe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780888390349

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 5209


Drawing on over fifty years of field experience and research, Frank Beebe presents a comprehensive summary of the behaviour, and characteristics of this magnificent bird.


Author: Emma Ford

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780747806943

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 48

View: 9353


The relationship established between man and bird is central to the ancient sport of falconry; to earn the trust of the bird, the falconer must show a great deal of patience, skill and intuition. This volume traces the history of falconry, providing a detailed guide as to how it is practised today. Emma Ford, a falconer since the age of six, describes the equipment required for the sport and, using photographs of the popular species, explains the characteristics that make them ideal hunting birds. With an emphasis on the contribution falconers make to the conservation of wild birds, this book is a complete guide to a sport that has remained largely unchanged for centuries.

Racing Pigeons

Author: Joe Rotondo

Publisher: North American Falconry & Hunting Hawks


Category: Homing pigeons

Page: 320

View: 9815


The Kings and Their Hawks

Falconry in Medieval England

Author: Robin S. Oggins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300100587

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 8824


In medieval Europe, falconry was perhaps the most popular form of hunting among the aristocracy. Owning a falcon, and the necessary falconer to go with it, was a status symbol throughout the middle ages. This book is the first broad history of English royal falconry in medieval times, a book that draws on forty years of research to provide a full description of the actual practice and conditions of the sport and of the role of falconers in the English royal household. Robin S. Oggins begins with a description of the birds of prey, their training, and the sport of falconry. He provides a short history of early falconry in western Europe and England, then explores in unprecedented detail royal falconry from the reign of William I to the death of Edward I in 1307. The author concludes with an overview of the place and importance of falconry in medieval life.

The Hawk of the Castle

A Story of Medieval Falconry

Author: Danna Smith

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763679925

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6217


A young girl and her father, a medieval castle's falconer, spend the day taking their goshawk out for a training flight, introducing readers to the preparations and equipment used in the sport.