Author: James McKay
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Mar 2010
Covers suitable species of hawk, basic training, dogs for use with hawks, ferrets & their use with hawks, transport of hawks, & equip, including the latest telemetry. Color photos; 7.5x9.5 inches, 168 pgs.
* Suitable for both beginner and experienced falconers
* Author is an assessor and external verifier for the Lantra Awards in falconry
Most falconry book are either aimed at the beginner or are highly specialized, but Practical Falconry is aimed at those with a moderate amount of experience who would like to learn more about the sport. Based on the use of broadwings and in particular the Harris Hawk, the book covers suitable species of hawk, basic training, dogs for use with hawks, ferrets and their use with hawks, transport of hawks, and equipment, including the latest telemetry.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 in the UK, where over fifty raptors are maintained, bred, and trained, and is an assessor and external verifier for the Lantra Awards in Falconry. His previous titles include Ferret Breeding and Complete Guide to Ferrets.