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Falconry Basics: A Handbook for Beginners

Tony Hall

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1446-5
Trim Size: 7 1/2” x 9 3/4”
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The essential handbook to the intricate sport of falconry, explaining all facets of raptor ownership.

In this fully revised edition of his classic guide to falconry for beginners, lifelong falconer Tony Hall presents the most comprehensive information available to newcomers to the sport. Falconry Basics is specifically designed for novices and covers the basics, from different types of birds and their individual characteristics, to acquiring the proper equipment and the care and handling of the birds themselves.

Covering all aspects of training, hunting, and maintenance, Falconry Basics addresses every possible scenario a newcomer may face when training their first raptor, from illness and injury to escaped or overconfident hawks. Hall also provides a wealth of supplementary information for beginners, including notes on anatomy, terminology, and a list of additional resources. Accompanied by diagrams and detailed line illustrations throughout, this book will become a standard manual for future generations of falconers.

Tony Hall has been Editor of the British Hawking Association’s journals and, from the age of fourteen, has bred, trained, and flown numerous hawks, including Tawny Owls. He lives in Somerset, England.

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