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'Flintstones'-themed tourist attraction is sold off, will be turned into falconry center  Fox News

Flintstones Bedrock City — which featured a restaurant, RV center and gift shop — officially closed in late January after originally opening in 1972.

Fox News
WATCH | Witnessing the sport of falconry  WRDW-TV

Falconry is a sporting tradition that dates back thousands of years. It is legal in both Georgia and South Carolina, but it is tough to get started in the sport.

WRDW-TV
VIDEO: Pacific Legal Foundation Stands up for Freedom of Falconry  Competitive Enterprise Institute

Falconry has a long and noble heritage. During most of that time, however, it has been heavily regulated. In Medieval England, for example, only people ...

Competitive Enterprise Institute
Brownwood teen learns the ins and outs of falconry  Big Country Homepage

Coleman County, TEXAS (KTAB) - Falconers are gathering in Coleman for the first Falconry event in Coleman County. The youngest falconer is just 16 years ...

Big Country Homepage
Falconers will bring their trained birds of prey to Tucson  Arizona Daily Star

About 100 falconers — people who train birds of prey to hunt wild quarry such as quail and rabbits — are expected to attend a falconry meet in Tucson later this ...

Arizona Daily Star
Saudi Falconry Festival Breaks New Guinness Records  PRNewswire

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, February 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SFC has received registration certificate of King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival as the world's largest...

PRNewswire
The Fur and Friends Falconry centre visited The Marist School in Sunningdale to learn about owls  Bracknell News

SCHOOL girls received a special visit from a falconry centre to learn about owls - inside and out.

Bracknell News
Saudi falconry festival secures Guinness world record  Gulf Business News

A record 1723 falcons took part in the King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival.

Gulf Business News
Saudi Arabia Nabs Another Guinness World Record, This Time for Largest Falconry Festival  About Her

Over the last few years, Saudi Arabia has been setting record after record, such as holding the world's largest camel sporting event in September 2018, the ...

About Her
Falconry is about Sport and Tradition in Saudi Arabia  Kawa News

In Saudi Arabia, there are traditions that have managed to survive technological, economic and societal upheavals. The art of falconry is one of them.

Kawa News
Saudi falconry festival draws big crowds  Arabnews

RIYADH: A falconry festival outside Riyadh is proving a major drawcard not only for those curious about the majestic birds of prey, but also families who want to ...

Arabnews
Kazakhstan: Investor accuses telecoms giant of breaking buyback rules  Eurasianet

A small-time brokerage with a stake in a state-controlled telecommunications company in Kazakhstan is embroiled in a dispute that it says should serve as a ...

Eurasianet
Arizona Falconers Association to host annual Desert Hawking Classic  Tucson News Now

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The Arizona Falconers Association (AFA) will be hosting its annual Desert Hawking Classic at the Radisson Suites on 6555 E ...

Tucson News Now
Peter Stavrianoudakis: Calif. must stop criminalizing falcon owners  Sacramento Bee

My love of falconry began in my teen years. Later, I discovered the downside of my passion when a game warden from the California Department of Fish ...

Sacramento Bee
Saudi falconry festival adds another feather to its cap with new world record  Arabnews

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia's King Abdul Aziz Falconry festival brought further glory to the Kingdom by clinching a place in the Guinness World Records (GRW) in ...

Arabnews
Falconry festival puts old Saudi tradition under spotlight  Arabnews

RIYADH: Organizers of a major Saudi Arabian falconry festival are hoping the event will help put one of the Kingdom's most ancient pursuits under the spotlight.

Arabnews
Flinstones themed park in Arizona going to the birds  Arizona Daily Star

Approximately 30 miles south of Raptor Ranch is the Bearizona Wildlife Park, another animal-based attraction.

Arizona Daily Star
Saudi falconry festival launches photo competition  Arabnews

JEDDAH: A photographic competition with a prize pot of SR100,000 ($27000) has been launched as part of a major falconry event. Amateur and professional ...

Arabnews
Saudi Falconry Fest Opens in Riyadh  Al-Bawaba

The Saudi Falcons Club opened the first King Abdul Aziz Festival of Falconry in the town of Malham, north of Riyadh, on Friday.Covering about 650000 square ...

Al-Bawaba
Off The Beat: On The Falcon's Crest In Doha, Qatar  Star2.com

An attempt to get a bird's eye view of an ancient tradition instead yields something more profound – witnessing friendship between a man and his feathered ...

Star2.com
Saudi school students visit falconry festival in Malham  Arabnews

JEDDAH: School students visited the King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival in the town of Malham, north of Riyadh, on Monday. The festival's organizing committee ...

Arabnews
Cornwall falconry trainer banned from keeping birds after prolonged neglect  Plymouth Live

A 45-year-old man from Cornwall has been banned from keeping birds for 15 years after Harris hawks in his care were subjected to prolonged neglect.

Plymouth Live
Falconry-based platformer Eagle Island coming to Switch  Gematsu

Falconry-based platformer Eagle Island will launch for Switch in addition to its previously announced PC version, developer Pixelnicks has told Gematsu.

Gematsu
Flintstones giving way to birds of prey in Arizona  12news.com KPNX

With the closing of the Flintstones-themed Bedrock City in Arizona, a new owner has taken over the land, and this one is bringing the birds. What was once home ...

12news.com KPNX
Raptor Ranch purchases Bedrock City property  Arizona Daily Sun

A 30-acre property north of Williams, previously known as Flintstones Bedrock City, was officially purchased Jan. 31 and will be replaced with Raptor Ranch: ...

Arizona Daily Sun
Students get up close and personal with a falcon  Big Country Homepage

VALERA, Texas (KRBC) - This week, a professional bird abator is making rounds to schools in Coleman County, introducing falconry to students, leading up to ...

Big Country Homepage
Jefferson County Animal Control Officer captures goshawk  KOAA 5

JEFFERSON COUNTY – The work of an Animal Control officer can be routine, sometimes dangerous and quite possibly a little strange. The Jefferson County ...

KOAA 5
The Best Sling Packs  Outside

Most of my time outdoors is spent with only one hand free. I fly-fish, ride horses, and practice falconry. I'm usually holding a rod, reins, or a redtail and only have ...

Outside
High spirits at Ashford Castle  The Irish Times

The luxury Mayo hotel is collaborating with makers of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin.

The Irish Times
PICTURES: Children interact with birds of prey during 'Up in the Air' week  Reading Chronicle

CHILDREN were encouraged to spread their wings and interact with birds of prey.

Reading Chronicle
Mass Audubon's early spring events  Harvard Magazine

The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge stretches along the coast of Plum Island, near Newburyport. In addition to prime beach and walking territory for ...

Harvard Magazine
New England falconry centers teach old practice based on a rare bond  Press Herald

WOODSTOCK, Vt. — When Jessica Snyder takes her hawks to hunt, the falconer said an indelible bond forms. But only for her. “In the bird's world they will follow ...

Press Herald
County to broaden bird battle | Central California newspaper  The Madera Tribune

While downtown merchants battle crows with falcons, Madera County may erect defenses against both pigeons and crows at the government center and parking ...

The Madera Tribune
Falconry takes modern enthusiasts back 4,000 years | Local News  The Albany Herald

Modern-day falconers like Billy Shores and Kevin Smith are among some 200 such registered enthusiasts in the state of Georgia.

The Albany Herald
Saudi Arabia's most ancient pursuits in spotlight  Arabnews

JEDDAH: The Saudi Falcons Club opened the first King Abdul Aziz Festival of Falconry in the town of Malham, north of Riyadh, on Friday. Covering about ...

Arabnews
Egyptian Falconers Raise Awareness on World Falconry Day  Voice of America

Millions of migrating birds pass through Egypt on their migratory flyway mainly seeking food, water and shelter, every year. But experts say Egypt, an essential ...

Voice of America
The Stay-at-Home Mom Turned Falconer  Outside

Deanna Curtis is one of a growing number of women in falconry, a historically male-dominated field.

Outside
Falconry in Georgia: A Hunt Like No Other  Garden & Gun Magazine

Falconry—the sport of kings—still reigns at Sea Island Resort on the Georgia coast. Here's how the unique sporting program came to be.

Garden & Gun Magazine
Nonnewaug’s agriscience program offers adult classes  Torrington Register Citizen

WOODBURY — The Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Program at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury has announced the winter/spring ...

Torrington Register Citizen
Learning the Ancient Art of Horseback Falconry  Atlas Obscura

There are several ways these birds could maim me. They could slam into me, pummeling me to the ground and knocking me unconscious. They could pierce ...

Atlas Obscura
North American Falconers Association brings their hunt to town  EverythingLubbock.com

Falconers from across the nation made their way to Lubbock this week, for the North American Falconers Association's annual field meet.

EverythingLubbock.com
It's a girl! Berlin zoo's baby polar bear has 1st checkup  KLEW

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl. " Keepers and vets were able to separate the 11-week old bear from ...

KLEW
North American Falconers Association holding field meet in Lubbock, December 2-7  EverythingLubbock.com

Falconry is a time-honored, traditional hunting method that dates back to the very beginning of recorded human history.

EverythingLubbock.com
Saudi Arabia Prepares to Launch One of the Largest Falconry Festivals  PRNewswire

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Saudi Falcons Club is preparing to organize one of the biggest falconry events, the first edition of King ...

PRNewswire
Has Falconry Saved Endangered Falcons From Extinction?  KCET

The surprising role that the ancient sport of falconry has played in the conservation of the peregrine falcon.

KCET
Inside a Sheikh's Plan to Protect the World's Fastest Animal  National Geographic

Raising and training falcons in captivity can help conserve these beloved symbols of the Arabian Peninsula.

National Geographic
Falconry is more a part of your everyday life than you realize  The Riverdale Press

One of my favorite books growing up was “The Golden Hawks of Ghenghis Khan,” written by Rita Ritchie. It is an adventure story about a young boy from the ...

The Riverdale Press
Jaquet Droz One-Off Watch Pays Tribute to UAE Culture  Superyachts.com

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Jaque Droz has created a new version of its iconic Bird Repeater automaton exclusively for the 2019 edition of the Dubai Shopping ...

Superyachts.com
Carmel Valley Ranch opens falconry program to the public  KSBW Monterey

Winged Ambassador Program at Carmel Valley Ranch now open to the public.

KSBW Monterey
How Unnecessary Laws Pit Falconry Against Free Speech  Daily Signal

Falconers—who nurture, train, fly, and hunt small game with birds of prey—face fines and loss of their birds if they let them be photographed.

Daily Signal
Minority shareholders sue Kazakhtelecom over refused buyback  Reuters

Minority shareholders of Kazakhtelecom have sued the telecoms provider over its refusal to buy back their shares in a move that could complicate the firm's ...

Reuters
Idaho falconry: Hunting with beak, talons and feathers  Seattle Times

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A young falcon circled around a sagebrush and cheatgrass field south of Arco on Thursday when a few sage grouse burst from the ...

Seattle Times
Gyrfalcons are a kingly sight  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Gyrfalcons are casual winter visitors, with a small outpost in South Dakota.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Falcon breeding played key role in Arab world  Arab News

JEDDAH: Falcon breeding is an ancient hobby in the Arabian Peninsula, and has spread from Central Asia to Europe. Popular among nobles, falcon breeding ...

Arab News
Snowbirds Trade Vacation Homes for Winters at Five-Star Resorts  Bloomberg

When Upper East Siders Adelle and Robert Rathe boarded a flight to Saint Martin in mid-January, they left behind a typically cold New York day. By the time they ...

Bloomberg
Outdoors, Falconry taking flight in Idaho  Bonner County Daily Bee

Stephen Buffat's gyr peregrine falcon hybrid keeps his foot on a rooster pheasant it brought down during the annual Idaho Falconers Association meet-up in ...

Bonner County Daily Bee
Lawsuit challenges criminal treatment of falconers  Tri-State Livestock News

Sacramento, California; October 30, 2018: Government cannot force people to choose between their pets and their constitutional rights. That's the crux of a ...

Tri-State Livestock News
Tourists Experience the Ancient Sport of Falconry  Voice of America

The ancient sport of using birds of prey to hunt wild animals has existed for at least 4000 years. Experiences designed for the tourism industry do not usually ...

Voice of America
Why aren't falconers allowed in the movies anymore?  Marketplace.org

Falconry sits at a unique place in the United States regulatory structure, and you never know where it's going to show up. Like in the movies.

Marketplace.org
Valley cities outsource predators to beat crow  The Business Journal

It's nearly dusk in downtown Madera, but most anybody who has frequented the area in recent years would notice a big difference.

The Business Journal
Sauk Rapids Man Shares His Experience in Falconry [VIDEO]  WJON News

While some of us live with cats or dogs, Jake Weber of Sauk Rapids lives with a red tail hawk.

WJON News
The Government Says Falconers Have to Give up Their Privacy and Free Speech Rights in Order to Own Birds. Now the Falconers Are Suing. - Hit & Run : Reason.com  Reason

Pacific Legal FoundationThe short video shows three California game wardens, armed and wearing bulletproof vests, demanding to search the home of Fred ...

Reason
PHOTOS: 10News explores parahawking: Paragliding falconry  10News

It's not the most well-known sport, but it may be among the most interesting. "Parahawking" is just what you may think: Paragliding plus falconry. 10News reporter ...

10News
Falconry becomes popular activity for hotels across the U.S.  MetroWest Daily News

WOODSTOCK, Vt. — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it's starting to be offered ...

MetroWest Daily News
OMSP offers falconry hunting program  280 Living

Falconry is regulated by state and federal guidelines, and those interested in the sport must apprentice with an experienced falconer before being able to ...

280 Living
Buying frozen rats in bulk and Netflix with a hawk: The life of a falconer in Philly  Philly.com

It took Courtney Douds longer than she expected to trap her red-tailed hawk this year. In August, she set out in her car with a wire trap and a gerbil as bait, ...

Philly.com
Falcons Fly on World Falconry Day  National Review

Falconers and other bird-hunting enthusiasts gathered in the Borg al-Arab desert in Alexandria, Egypt, to celebrate World Falconry Day.

National Review
Majid Al Mansouri President of the International Association for Falconry  Business Wire

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers' Club, was elected ...

Business Wire
A bird in hand  Livemint

The Qatari capital city of Doha is home to a medieval falcon souk that keeps the age-old tradition of falconry alive.

Livemint
National Falconry Gathering Hits Roadblock In South Dakota  KELOLAND TV

Efforts to bring a national falconry gathering back to South Dakota hit a roadblock recently.

KELOLAND TV
The Proud Sport of Falconry in Wisconsin  WXPR

How much do you know about falconry in Wisconsin? In this episode of Wildlife Matters, the Masked Biologist examines the centuries-old sport of kings. This.

WXPR
Lauren McGough: How an Oklahoma woman learned to fly like an eagle in Mongolia - 60 Minutes  CBS News

In the Mongolian steppe, hunters partner with golden eagles to catch game. When Lauren McGough found out about it she said, "I have to see it. I have to do it."

CBS News
Donald Trump Jr., son learn about falconry in Eastern Kentucky  Lexington Herald-Leader

Donald Trump Jr. posted on Instagram Sunday that he and his son were in Inez, Ky., learning about falconry.

Lexington Herald-Leader
Birds of prey to regale visitors at Yangon Zoo  Myanmar Times

A Falconry show will be presented by the Yangon Zoological Garden to mark its 113th anniversary this weekend, a senior zoo official said on Wednesday.

Myanmar Times
Tourists can now experience the ancient sport of falconry  Santa Fe New Mexican

Experiences designed for tourists typically show off the birds' flight and faithful return to their handlers.

Santa Fe New Mexican
A guide to falconry in Qatar  Telegraph.co.uk

Falconry is serious business in Qatar. We take a look at the Falcon Souq in downtown Doha to see what all the fuss is about.

Telegraph.co.uk
Meet a Real-Life Lara Croft: Lauren McGough, Anthropologist, Skydiver, Falconer  RealClearLife

In the most basic description of her passions, one could say that Lauren McGough appreciates flight. She is a skydiver and pilot in training. But on the more ...

RealClearLife
Ride of the robots: The droids who race camels  Middle East Eye

Amid the towering dunes of the southern UAE, modern technology meets centuries-old sport.

Middle East Eye
What goes into being a member of the Air Force falconry team  9News.com KUSA

It's not easy to get into the Air Force Academy, and once a cadet gets in there's an exclusive group almost all hope to be a part of: the falconry team. Though ...

9News.com KUSA
Saudi falconry festival set to open on Jan. 25  Arabnews

JEDDAH: Final preparations are being made for the opening of one of Saudi Arabia's biggest falconry events. Organized by the Saudi Falcons Club, the King ...

Arabnews
Falconry and fire-swallowing: How Airbnb's "Experiences" are transforming the platform  CBS News

There are now more than 15000 different "Experiences" around the world you can book on the travel site.

CBS News
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this week in Abilene  ReporterNews.com

Upcoming events include Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, a Philharmonic concert and a concert with Greater Vision.

ReporterNews.com
Falconry: A very ancient tradition in Kazakhstan  euronews

The golden eagle of the steppe is the symbol of Kazakhstan. It also treads on its flag, as a tribute to the ancient empire of Genghis Khan, who ruled Kazakhstan ...

euronews
Burnley pupils have a hoot learning about owls  Burnley Express

Pupils at Casterton Primary Academy had their science and English learning brought to life by some very special visitors from SMJ Falconry. The pupils have ...

Burnley Express
Flocking together: Falconers, convening in Lubbock, explain dynamics of hunting relationship with birds  LubbockOnline.com

The North American Falconer's Association brought fantasy to life this week as falcons, hawks, and even eagles were flying and diving around the MCM ...

LubbockOnline.com
Falconers flock to demonstrate skills, raise conservation issues  Chinadaily USA

In the heart of the golden desert, dozens of enthusiastic falconers and their raptors marked the sixth edition of World Falconry Day.

Chinadaily USA
Woodstock Invites Tourists to Try Falconry  Valley News

Woodstock — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it's starting to be offered as an ...

Valley News
Falconry, a Hungaricum  Hungary Today

Falconry is one of the most ancient Hungaricums and the tradition of hunting with raptors is as old as Hungarian history. What proves this more than the ...

Hungary Today
Travel Girl goes to the Ren Fest: owls, hawks and falcons, oh my!  WGNO New Orleans

HAMMOND, La. - If you want to save a bird, become a falconer. That's one lesson I learned at the Birds of Prey show at the Louisiana Renaissance Fest.

WGNO New Orleans
Napa: Bouchaine Vineyards’ new falconry wine experience is a hoot  The Mercury News

Sustainable farming techniques are one of the reasons Bouchaine Vineyards has been crafting award-winning pinot noir and chardonnay longer than any other ...

The Mercury News
World Falconry Day: Eagle and falcons soar over desert show  BBC News

Egyptian falconers meet to celebrate World Falconry Day and highlight an ancient sport.

BBC News
A birdlover's dream: the Gulf's biggest falconry exhibition kicks off in the Saudi capital  Arabnews

JEDDAH: The first edition of Riyadh's Falconry exhibition has kicked off on Tuesday amid a huge turnout from falconers, equestrian and Safari lovers from inside ...

Arabnews
Registration opens for falconry festival in KSA  Arabnews

JEDDAH: Falconers from around the Kingdom came to Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh on Friday to register for the King Abdul Aziz Festival of Falconry. The festival ...

Arabnews
This Colorado Springs master falconer is making a name for herself  Colorado Springs Gazette

The day was windy. For the red-tailed hawk named Lady, it was no day to hunt.

Colorado Springs Gazette
Explore Florida's Suwannee County: Experience an ancient hunting art at International Falconry Academy  Orlando Sentinel

Explore Florida's Suwannee County in cluding the International Falconry Academy.

Orlando Sentinel
Arizona falconers promote conservation, carry on ancient tradition  AZCentral

Arizona falconers focus on carrying on an ancient art, but they also want to ensure the existence of these birds in the future.

AZCentral
Falconry: ‘An exceptional way to interact with nature’  The Irish Times

This is not an activity to be taken up lightly - a bird of prey demands intense commitment.

The Irish Times
Falcon Age brings VR falconry to PSVR in 2019  Shacknews

The wait to check out Outerloop Games' Falcon Age is drawing to a close, as the VR falcon-hunting adventure is flying onto PlayStation VR in 2019.

Shacknews
Exploring Los Angeles' most exciting adventures  KABC-TV

From haunted historic ships, to an aerial adventure through the eucalyptus trees of Catalina Island, we're exploring some of the most exciting adventures in ...

KABC-TV
Donald Trump Jr., Son Visit Eastern Kentucky For Falconry Lesson  LEX18 Lexington KY News

MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A couple members of President Donald Trump's family were in Kentucky over the weekend. Donald Trump Jr. posted to his ...

LEX18 Lexington KY News
 

falconry Videos

Sport of Kings - An Award Winning Falconry Video by Project Upland
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Sport of Kings - An Award Winning Falconry Video by Project Upland
Imprinting, Hacking and Hunting a NA Goshawk for Falconry
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Imprinting, Hacking and Hunting a NA Goshawk for Falconry
Hunting Jack-Rabbits with Harris's Hawks in Utah: Falconry with Craig Boren
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Hunting Jack-Rabbits with Harris's Hawks in Utah: Falconry with Craig Boren
Catching a Red Tailed Hawk For Falconry!
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Catching a Red Tailed Hawk For Falconry!
Urban Falconry In Portland Oregon
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Urban Falconry In Portland Oregon
How to Train a Falcon (Falconry) | Indian in Kazakhstan | Travel Vlog 4 | Eagle Hunting
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How to Train a Falcon (Falconry) | Indian in Kazakhstan | Travel Vlog 4 | Eagle Hunting
Professionals Reveal Secrets of Falconry
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Professionals Reveal Secrets of Falconry
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Falconry - hunting with sparrowhawk 2018
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falconry Images

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Falconry at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs
Falconry in Scotland | Scottish Game & Country Sports
Falconry in Scotland | Scottish Game & Country Sports
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Jess (falconry) - Wikipedia
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Falconry training and technique - Wikipedia
Falconry training and technique - Wikipedia
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How to Make Para-Cord Jesses and Leashes - YouTube
OUR OWLS at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, Porlock, Minehead
OUR OWLS at Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, Porlock, Minehead
Bal-Chatri Hawk Trap Building - YouTube
Bal-Chatri Hawk Trap Building - YouTube
 

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falconry Wiki

Falconry is the hunting of wild animals in their natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey. Small animals and larger animals were hunted, squirrels and rabbits often fell victim to these birds. There are two traditional terms used to describe a person involved in falconry: a falconer flies a falcon; an Austringer (German origin) flies a hawk (Accipiter and some buteos and similar) or an eagle (Aquila or similar). In modern falconry, the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), the Harris's hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus), and the peregrine falcon (Falco perigrinus) are some of the more commonly used birds of prey. The practice of hunting with a conditioned falconry bird is also called "hawking" or "gamehawking", although the words "hawking" and "hawker" have become used so much to refer to petty traveling traders, that the terms "falconer" and "falconry" now apply to most use of trained birds of prey to catch game. Many contemporary practitioners still use these words in their original meaning, however.In early English falconry literature, the word "falcon" referred to a female falcon only, while the word "hawk" or "hawke" referred to a female hawk. A male hawk or falcon was referred to as a "tiercel" (sometimes spelled "tercel") as it was roughly one third less than the female in size.