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Practical Falconry

Handbook / Manual Out of Print
By: James McKay
168 pages, Col photos
Practical Falconry
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  • Practical Falconry ISBN: 9781846890291 Hardback Mar 2010 Out of Print #186366
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In this book the author pays tribute to the long history of falconry and brings the sport of falconry up to the present with the latest equipment and practices. The book covers all aspects of modern falconry from selection of birds to their general day to day husbandry. Equipment, housing, training, the use of ferrets and dogs, first aid and veterinary treatment of hawks are all included. He describes how to achieve success when flying birds in the field and a section on captive breeding is also included.

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James McKay was given his first hawk when he was eleven and since then he has gained extensive practical experience. He is director of the National Hawking School, where over fifty raptors are maintained, bred and trained.
Handbook / Manual Out of Print
By: James McKay
168 pages, Col photos
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This is a basic, no nonsense guide by a figure familiar to anyone who regularly visits game fairs where James gives excellent displays with his hawks. Aimed at novices it is essentially about Harris' Hawks - the ideal beginner's bird - and covers most of the key areas. It is particularly good on welfare and feeding, aspects whcih in other books are all to often neglected... anyone who is thinking of taking up falconry will find this a useful primer. BASC Shooting and Conservation "With more than 40 years' experience with birds of prey, James McKay is well placed to give expert advice on the sport of falconry and how best to train your birds. It is comprehensive and informative and will appeal to anyone with an interest in this fascinating hobby". NFU Countryside
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