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Old 01-09-03, 05:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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hey dom and if you rally want to get some good info on falconary or snakes bob clark is an acomplished falconar so you could get tips on both hobbys at the same time!!!
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Old 01-13-03, 12:16 AM   #17 (permalink)
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...I'm not totally sure what you are looking for, and me being an apprentice I can only say so much.
The best part of falconry is the hunting, and its actually hunting-not just sitting in a stand and hoping something comes about, but you go out and look for the animals. In fact me and Gary have plans to go out and see if we can't bag a rabbit or two. At the moment I have two Red tails, one (pictured) is missing her left wing due to an unknown accident, which me and my cousin with a stray lab found while herping. For the record we found two Spade foot toads and a Common snapping turtle. Anyways, after talking to a friend who's rehabber he agreed to take her while I went about getting permitted. Well, after I got the paper work filled out and turned in I met up at Administrating Agency for the examination. There are 100 multiple choice Q's and 3 sections,
Raptor Identification/biology, Maintenance in captivity and practices and regulations. Also you will have this on your test, ' You have to state what an eyass is (Bird not capable of flight yet) and will have to state how to handle them.
Hmm, I guess thats about it. Oh, youll need to make an 80 or better on the test.
As for hunting with my One winged bird (which is held on my falconry permits) we take her to a staged 'field' and set rats and young rabbits out. Then we set her after them, she follows the whistle commands as well as any of the other birds. She is only permitted to kill 2 rabbits in a setting and how ever many rats as she pleases. (to eat and bring back, I only require two and her to eat 1 or 2; all varies). Though she only has one wing, she is very fast and has little complications with catching rats, Rabbits is another story. We also got her recorded at vertically jumping 6.3'
If you have anything in general to ask, I'll try to answer.
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thanks for the info xain..

Actually I am interested in them .. probably not for huntimg .. I am not strong on hunting .. acutally, except for fishing I have never killed an animal for hunting purpose..

I am more or less interested in taking the course to broden my knowledge on these birds .. it would be nice to keep on althoguh I doubt I could house it properly.

Your bird is a beauty!

BTW is taht a paternles Rock python in the back?

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Hey Dom

I am a Meteorologist in Trenton. We have "the bird guy' here.

They have about 8 falcons and they use them to keep the wild life away from the airfield.

They work for a company called Falcon Environmental (there is a web page)

It is cool to see the birds every day. They cages are next to my office.

If you have any questions let me know and I will ask one of the guys to email you back.
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found the site

http://www.falconenvironmental.com
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Last thing I promise. One of the guys here may run an unofficial course for you. They scouts, girl guides ect come here quite a bit
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Yup, you nailed that snake..nm

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^_^ ooooooo... falconing is fun!! I went with some of the top vets in Texas... man, it was cool watching them tear those ducks' heads off =) Just thought I would share =P

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