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Old 13-07-2014, 05:37 PM
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Hi, i live in the Rhindda in south Wales. ive always wanted to have my own bird of prey. I know it's not something you can go into blindly so I'm currently trying to learn as much information about the sport as I can before I decide if I can provide everything that a Harris hawk would need. I've bought a couple of books by Jemima Parry Jones and Phillip Glazier to read up on and 2 of my close friends have had Harris hawks in the recent past but nothing could beat hands on training with an experienced falconer. I am a keen airgun shooter that goes out every weekend at least once so could swap rabbits for any help received if you wanted them to feed your birds.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 13-07-2014, 05:50 PM
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Welcome to the forum nothing beats wild caught/shot food for hawks/falcons etc.

Good luck finding a mentor.

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Old 13-07-2014, 10:04 PM
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Shwmae Hywel, good luck looking for a mentor , you might consider joining the Welsh Hawking Club lots of things going on there. Tony
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Old 14-07-2014, 09:33 AM
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HI Hywel
Welcome to the forum.Why not try and seek out a falconer by the name of Neil
(I think its Neil) Britton he lives around your area.Very,very Experienced.I heard of him but don`t actually know him.He`s your man.Hope this helps.!
kind regards from Wales somewhere.?
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Old 14-07-2014, 10:47 AM
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you could try dean britton he is in Ferndale

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Old 15-07-2014, 10:47 AM
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Apparently there is Dean Britton in Ferdale, Robert Griffiths in Ton Pentre and Bernard Lyle in Treorchy. 3 breeders within 3 miles of me! Didn't realise it was that popular! If anyone knows if any of these people are on this forum could they please give me their names so I can message them.
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Old 16-07-2014, 09:51 PM
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Those 3 people are all breeders though. Ideally I would just want to shadow someone who keeps a single hawk and goes hunting with it. I have several permissions full of rabbits that I shoot on so I'm sure they wouldn't mind me hunting with a Harris hawk on. Can anyone help me out with this? Thanks
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Old 18-07-2014, 08:24 PM
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Is there anyone near the Rhondda that could help me out? Let me shadow them for a bit, I would be eternally grateful and would do whatever they ask. They could also have all the rabbits their bird could eat! Please let me know if there's someone out there.
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