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    Bak, Another good thing to consider as an...

    Bak,

    Another good thing to consider as an introductory bird, especially if you do not have the ability to get some in person coaching and mentorship is to work with one of the many Aftican buteos...
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    Bakary, Is there any history of falconry en...

    Bakary,

    Is there any history of falconry en Senegal that you know of? All the falconry in Africa that I am aware of are from the areas influencedy by the Arabian culture North of the Sahara or...
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    Blacktail jacks?

    Blacktail jacks?
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    I am not familiar with NE. What species of...

    I am not familiar with NE. What species of shortwing game will there be around there?
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    No worries Harry. A lot of people make that...

    No worries Harry. A lot of people make that mistake.
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    And one friendly tip.... you wont get very far...

    And one friendly tip.... you wont get very far with most falconers referring to falconry as "falconeering" :D
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    There are a few work arounds to that. 1) when...

    There are a few work arounds to that.

    1) when up for the molt, her weight will be higher and she wont be as willing to go to war over food.

    2) as you build up trust with her during the hunting...
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    Everyone should move every 5 years or so to get...

    Everyone should move every 5 years or so to get an appreciation of all the junk that they collect.
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    They are still around, and still actively doing...

    They are still around, and still actively doing stuff.

    Your call as the NAFEX owner if you think they have enough traffic here to justify a forum of their own.
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    I would say you are looking at that backwards....

    I would say you are looking at that backwards. Until you prove to her that you can be trusted, she will not.

    Goshawks along with most other raptors do not innately trust others around their kill....
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    I had meant to point out that as you establish...

    I had meant to point out that as you establish trust in her that she can manage your behavior, the distance will decrease that you will need to stay away from her without a serious reaction.
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    There are not any articles that I am aware of. ...

    There are not any articles that I am aware of.

    However its a fairly simple problem to work up a plan to resolve. Not so simple to implement that plan, but its not particularly tough.

    Aggressive...
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    I would if they made one in 433 and if it were...

    I would if they made one in 433 and if it were sized so I could use them with my small flushing dogs.

    Although the things I would buy from Marshall barely rate on their radar. They are chasing...
  14. Thread: Hal Webster

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    I am glad to see that officially stated by NAFA....

    I am glad to see that officially stated by NAFA. This was not always recognized or appreciated by the NAFA leadership.



    Wow, considering how far apart Hal and Frank had drifted that is a treat...
  15. Thread: Just for fun

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    I dont want to give the impression that I am...

    I dont want to give the impression that I am trying to validate the comments that Paul posted. Despite seeing some merit in a few of the points he raised, I think the comments are best ignored.


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    you should read what I said a little more...

    you should read what I said a little more carefully. I did not say that at all.
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    I made some reference to him as an official...

    I made some reference to him as an official representative of NAFA. Anyone who knew the lay of the land was welcome to connect those dots, but I did not drag his name through the mud. I pointedly...
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    You heard wrong. Dan did not resign from the...

    You heard wrong. Dan did not resign from the eagle committee, he was pushed out by someone who was jealous of his position and wanted his job. I know this from several sources, including Dan himself....
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    Dan was not speaking for himself, it was polite...

    Dan was not speaking for himself, it was polite gentlemanly advice. Referring to what you had said to him



    This is certainly not an entirely inaccurate description of events, but it is rather...
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    The Wild Raptor Take Conservancy, which went on...

    The Wild Raptor Take Conservancy, which went on to become the AFC formed from a core group of NAFA members who were frustrated with the crony good ole boy politics within NAFA that was working to...
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    The guy obviously has an axe to grind, and I dont...

    The guy obviously has an axe to grind, and I dont see anything positive coming out of the way he is communicating his gripe.

    That being said, he is right on point with his first point. NAFA...
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    I dont think the electoral college analagy...

    I dont think the electoral college analagy applies here very well. Although my understanding is the the board appointed president was a check against hostile control by anti-falconry sorts coming...
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    Thanks for the correction Paul. I recalled a...

    Thanks for the correction Paul.

    I recalled a different comment, but did not take the time to confirm it
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    No where in that language does it say that US FWS...

    No where in that language does it say that US FWS cannot perform these inspections.

    And in the register comments when those regulations were first published, the US FWS explicitly stated that they...
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    Hey Paul. Its not in our regs. It is the...

    Hey Paul.

    Its not in our regs. It is the interpretation of our State Fish and Game agency that the 4th amendment restricts the ability to perform inspections. I find this mildly unsettling because...
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