This book covers all aspects of the sport of falconry and hawking with chapters on history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, equipment to be fitted to the bird, hoods and hooding, handling the new arrival, condition, manning and early training, flying free and getting fit, flying falcons out of the hood, flying short-wings, merlins, game hawking, moulting, imping and coping, lost hawks, hack and hacking back, dogs for hawking and making hoods, bells, bags and gloves.
In addition there are two new chapters which replace and amplify the original text on health and disease and captive breeding, as well as a new section on the author's own experiences of Arab falconry practice.
The author gives details of the birds most commonly used in the sport and the character and individual temperament of the birds are revealed in his own case histories.
Every technique is explained with step-by-step instructions and illustrations.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages, 170 illustrations
- Publisher: Pavilion Books
- Publication Date: 31/08/1998
- Category: Hunting or shooting animals & game
- ISBN: 9780713484076