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Falconers?

Post by SAFalconer » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:57 am

Are there many other falconers on here? If so where are you based and what are you flying at the moment? I'm based between Durban and PMB and I'm flying a second hand 6 times intermewed female African Goshawk. I have had her for two seasons. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Post by G-force » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:03 am

I do not think we have any sadly.I hope I am wrong?
Please post some pics of your bird.
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Post by SAFalconer » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:45 am

Ok. I'll do that when I start hunting again:).

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Post by pietbak » Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:47 am

Welcome to the forum. This can be a very interesting topic. Please give us more detail and photos.
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Post by Baasvark » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:51 am

I knew a guy once, Mark Labuschagne, who was a master falconeer.

He would bring his birds and his dogs to the farm and hunt mostly pheasant and duck.

It was always something spectacular to see the dogs chase the birds up and watch the falcons come swooping down to get them! But not an easy sport if I remember correctly. The bird's weight has to be correct etc.....

Anyhow, It certainly is something different!
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Post by SAFalconer » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:44 am

It is was a reasonably hard sport but not to bad. It's a very interesting topic. I love hunting with my gos it's the best thing under the sun in opinion. As soon as I have photos I'll post them most likely when I start hunting with her again.

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Post by mkau » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:10 pm

How do one start/get into this?

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Post by SAFalconer » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:15 pm

First find your local club each province has one that is part of the South African Falconry Association. Then you need to find a mentor close to you and become an apprentice. The you can work your way through the grading system.

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Post by RugerBoy » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:18 pm

Don't know if this count.

I started with falconry when I moved to the UAE and was flying falcons everyday for the 6 years I lived there.

Use to train birds for displays and pest control and done a fair amount of hunting. Its an mazing sport, and would love to find the time to start again.

I will scratch around for some photos.

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Post by RugerBoy » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:23 pm

A female Saker falcon I use to fly
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Post by RugerBoy » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:25 pm

Same Saker female. Used her for displays.
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Post by RugerBoy » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:30 pm

Female Gyr/Lanner
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Post by RugerBoy » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:36 pm

Small Male Gyr/Merlin
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Post by Beyers » Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:54 pm

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Post by SAFalconer » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:13 am

Beautiful birds. What were the Gyr/Lanner and Gyr/Merlin like as hunting birds? They are stunning.

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Post by RugerBoy » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:14 pm

These birds was bred by Howard Waller. Amazing birds by an amazing falconer and breeder.
Friend of mine are still flying them and using them for pigeon control.

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