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#5413974 - 11/11/14 05:17 PM Today's catch
UTAhunter Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/27/05
Posts: 289
Well today out of a mixed flock of pintails, gadwalls, teal, and various divers, Quapa (the falcon) got the least glamorous duck possible. A hen hooded merganser. It was a very difficult and challenging setup, so I'm happy with the success. Any day you come home with your bird is a good day in falconry.


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#5413985 - 11/11/14 05:22 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: UTAhunter]
Jacob645 Offline


Registered: 07/19/09
Posts: 1464
Loc: East Tx
That's the coolest thing ever. I'd love to see one hunt.

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#5414022 - 11/11/14 05:44 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: Jacob645]
Ol_Yeller Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 996
Loc: Palo Pinto
Originally Posted By: Jacob645
That's the coolest thing ever. I'd love to see one hunt.


and a great choice of birds!
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#5414035 - 11/11/14 05:50 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: Ol_Yeller]
Guy Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 26325
Loc: Lake X
Very cool. Does your falcon alway ear your bird? With the merg no harm done. grin

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#5414061 - 11/11/14 06:00 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: UTAhunter]
Fallen Feathers Taxidermy Offline
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Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 674
Loc: Texoma
That would be cool to see. Congrats by the way
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#5414251 - 11/11/14 07:23 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: UTAhunter]
UTAhunter Offline
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Registered: 09/27/05
Posts: 289
Guy, I can trade him off so I can keep the duck in good shape, but to reinforce some training lessons, I'm letting him eat some ducks as a reward. They really enjoy a crop of warm, bloody duck meat instead of cold quail.

Fallen Feathers, we're always looking for places to fly. If you're within two hours of DFW and it looks like you are since your location says Texoma, we could bring some birds up if you have good places to fly. Stock tanks in the middle of open fields or pastures are the best. Even one duck on a pond is flyable. Ponds need to be less than an acre, but they can be a bit bigger under the right circumstances. Basically, we need a pond with ducks and relatively open ground for a couple hundred yards. Let me know.

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#5414421 - 11/11/14 08:18 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: Jacob645]
jdk1985 Online   content
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 11856
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Jacob645
That's the coolest thing ever. I'd love to see one hunt.

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#5414468 - 11/11/14 08:32 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: UTAhunter]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 80262
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Watching a falcon work is an amazing sight.
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#5414528 - 11/11/14 08:57 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: UTAhunter]
UTAhunter Offline
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Registered: 09/27/05
Posts: 289
If anyone would like to see a falcon hunt, that offer is open to anyone with a decent place to fly the bird within two hours of DFW or if you are willing to come this direction as the season gets going and the birds get even more in shape.

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#5414989 - 11/12/14 06:19 AM Re: Today's catch [Re: UTAhunter]
Streater Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 462
Loc: Lake X, Texas
Gentlemen, we are doing it wrong. That's too cool.

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#5415318 - 11/12/14 09:14 AM Re: Today's catch [Re: UTAhunter]
Judd Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 11036
Loc: Sachse, TX
That is very cool...congrats!
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#5415605 - 11/12/14 10:49 AM Re: Today's catch [Re: UTAhunter]
aggielandman Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 214
Cool!

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#5415990 - 11/12/14 01:48 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: UTAhunter]
bodydub Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 215
Loc: VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER.......
THAT IS BAD A$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by bodydub (11/12/14 01:49 PM)

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#5416182 - 11/12/14 03:07 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: bodydub]
Gdogg Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 4571
Loc: Liberty Hill
Will they eat grackles?

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#5416226 - 11/12/14 03:24 PM Re: Today's catch [Re: Gdogg]
elcasador Offline
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Registered: 08/09/11
Posts: 1486
Loc: Lake Worth
Originally Posted By: Gdogg
Will they eat grackles?

rofl I hope so, I hate those stinkin birds!

That's pretty cool UTA!

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