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Old 14-08-2015, 07:46 PM
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Default Squirrel Hawking

Hi, I am very interested in going squirrel hawking as a spectator/helper if anyone does it or knows someone who does. I am an ex falconer of many years ago but still an enthusiastic countryman in many ways,with a bit of land myself, living in Yorkshire but would travel. Cheers.
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Old 15-08-2015, 12:59 AM
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Default Re: Squirrel Hawking

Lots of people do it but squirrell hawking invariably ends up in the birds feet being bitten at some stage . My strong advice to beginners is always to avoid hawking squirrels but I accept this is down to the individuals choice
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Old 19-08-2015, 06:22 PM
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Cheers,but I thought that if you were to use Redtails and or use the leg protecting chaps that hunting the greys was then all go!
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Old 19-08-2015, 10:58 PM
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Redtails are better at it than Harris Hawks but I am told that even wild caught Redtails in the USA seem to have Squirrel bites. Clearly Squirrel chaps help but they are not fool proof
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