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  1. Noah, There are 5 active hawkers here and...

    Noah,

    There are 5 active hawkers here and during the molt we all feed 50% frozen quail and 50% jack. We have HHs, one Cooper's, and my gyr aplo hybrid.

    Naturally we feed what is caught during...
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    Khaled, Spraying is often a great help but...

    Khaled,

    Spraying is often a great help but watch the leg scales carefully. A young hawk can displace them when attached to a perch.

    Harry.
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    Khaled, For small hawks like yours it is good...

    Khaled,

    For small hawks like yours it is good to feed a minimum of 2 whole (I remove only the loaded gut) sparrows per week with a filler of pigeon or quail. Naturally it is best to feed one...
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    Jimmy, Or if it is legal rabbits can be hand...

    Jimmy,

    Or if it is legal rabbits can be hand released during development/exercise?

    Harry.
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    Jimmy, After the hawk is hard penned many of...

    Jimmy,

    After the hawk is hard penned many of us fly it about daily for an hour or more. Some call this tame hacking and I do so with all imprints. Depending upon the individual this can be a...
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    Isaac, Well said! We need to spend time and...

    Isaac,

    Well said! We need to spend time and effort during and after hard penning. That is when mistakes are made that cost us dearly.

    Harry.
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    Jimmy, If anything your hawk will be over...

    Jimmy,

    If anything your hawk will be over exposed. A person sitting with an accipiter during 1/2 of one meal will maintain imprinting forever. During the molt I've done this for Cooper's over the...
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    Jimmy, I've had a few gos along the way but...

    Jimmy,

    I've had a few gos along the way but I've concentrated on the Cooper's mostly.

    A NA female gos would make a good start. Several breeders suggest the male is often problematical and...
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    Lew, Could Souder be Irish? Harry.

    Lew,

    Could Souder be Irish?

    Harry.
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    Jimmy, I almost hate to say this because...

    Jimmy,

    I almost hate to say this because common knowledge is that you must eat sleep and drink with imprints for fear of them becoming "unimprinted". This train of thought started in California...
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