View Full Version : Trapping sakers in mongolia

11-30-2015, 03:34 PM
Some folks from Qatar at a trapping camp in Mongolia. Look past the language barrier. I found it interesting and thought I would share.


11-30-2015, 05:08 PM
That was interesting! I love the way the harnesses break away and the pigeon becomes the drag. Do you have any idea their criteria. Seems like they let go some really nice birds.

11-30-2015, 06:14 PM
Mongolia is an incredibly beautiful country, and the people as friendly and welcoming as one could find anywhere. We spent 8 days on a river on the edge of steppe country 200 miles or so west of Ulan Bator a few years ago fishing the rivers instead of the sky, seeing peregrines daily and a handful of goshawks as well. Of all the locations around the globe my wife and I have travelled chasing fish with a fly, Mongolia was the most difficult emotionally to have to leave.

11-30-2015, 11:10 PM
Very cool

12-02-2015, 10:48 AM
Thanks for sharing.

12-02-2015, 10:24 PM
Very impressive! Years ago, I spent time in the Platte Valley of Nebraska trapping Prairies and even a Gyr. We're lucky in the US to have this option!

12-03-2015, 12:27 AM
these guys are living my dream..... except I'm in south Dakota trapping Gyrs...

12-03-2015, 01:30 PM
The Gyrs trapped by falconers in Minnesota appear to be mostly females. The one trapped nearest to my home was trapped 4 miles south in a suburb of the Twin Cities. It was enjoying life feeding on big groups of field ducks. Otherwise, a few have been trapped on the "ridge" following major cold fronts in November. One area where they winter annually is visited by birders as well as banding activity so falconers' don't trap them.

12-03-2015, 01:44 PM
Do you have any idea their criteria. Seems like they let go some really nice birds.

With the first falcon they catch, he mentions its a male, and an ordinary bird, not light or dark. With the one he let go around 13:30, he said something to the effect of "... not worth all the trouble for this bird. They are looking for the white falcons and the dark falcons." I have no idea why he let that large dark one go. He doesn't say. My Arabic is not very good, especially with the dialect he uses but that's what I understood. Looks like a fun trip for sure...

12-03-2015, 02:05 PM
Thanks Paul! Nice to get a handle on what is going on. Yea that dark one would have been in my mews licidy split.

12-13-2015, 07:42 PM
Pretty cool video, Even cooler to understand it.

12-14-2015, 07:04 AM
I really enjoyed that, thanks for sharing

12-21-2015, 09:21 PM
Very nice .