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Old 26-04-2013, 04:55 PM
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hi guys any of you guys care to share any tips on how to train a fhh to the lamp its somthing im looking to do this season ..any tips welcome
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Old 26-04-2013, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: Hawking on the lamp

Nothing to it start in the garden with the bird on a creance doing short hops and progress like that exactly as you would train a fresh bird but make sure his/ her recall is good in the dark on the creance before let them loose or you could be heading back for them first light , choose slips wisely fences can kill .

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Old 26-04-2013, 05:52 PM
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This may be a silly thing to ask but what about there sleep pattern will she not want to roost in the dark?
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Old 26-04-2013, 10:19 PM
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I like to fly on the lamp during the summer as i can keep my birds exercised and control what we are after by light use and stop them grabbing hamster size bunnies. Its also great fun and can really enhance the hunting season.

I take it you know the basics of general lamping and fieldcraft at night.As dale has said start basic and get her used to moving to commands and recall in the dark. Shine a light onto the fist to give her something to aim for. Sleep patterns are not an issue if she knows where she's going and what to expect.

Start with using a torch in the aviary If using the creance straight away does not work. This will encourage her to look at where you are pointing and that there is a reward at the end.


I remove bells at night and replace with an led on a bewitt.
Make sure shes entered on daylight quarry. Choose easy slips to start with.


Finally there's the issue of weight. If you've got her high up in weight for the moult are you intending flying her? I normally shave half ounce off before I fly on the lamp for the first time.




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Old 27-04-2013, 03:06 PM
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top advice thank you...i wont be doing anything with her till after her moult now im goin let her moult in peace

Where can i get the leds for her legs from they are a good idea
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Old 27-04-2013, 05:02 PM
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top advice thank you...i wont be doing anything with her till after her moult now im goin let her moult in peace

where can i get the leds for her legs from they are a good idea
You can get them from pet shops - but why not make some jesses from a hi viz vest bought from poundland. I just cut some jess lengths, put an eyelet in one end, threaded through anklet and then through the eyelet - job done. Cheap and v effective. My HH wouldn't take to the flashing LED.

Also, if you use the search button at the top, you'll find loads of threads on lamping
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Old 27-04-2013, 08:14 PM
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top advice thank you...i wont be doing anything with her till after her moult now im goin let her moult in peace

where can i get the leds for her legs from they are a good idea
You can get LED lights from fishing tackle shops, you can make a tail mount with a guitar pick or a piece of plastic in a similar size and glue the light lure to the plastic and attach it to the tail like a normal tail mount.
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Old 27-04-2013, 10:47 PM
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Cheers im going have a look for the led monday i cant wait to go night hawking with her iv seen i on the net it looks fantastic so we will be doing a lot of it this season....do you guys know of any absalute do,s and donts ?
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Been looking for three days and i cont find these l.e.d. lights for the life of me ....
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Any pics from your night hawking? Do share...
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