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    It is tautalogicaly true that if your bird is not...

    It is tautalogicaly true that if your bird is not responding it is not at weight. That is how the proper weight is defined. It don't matter that the scale is reading the same today as yesterday, if...
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    I understand, I was told the same thing,...

    I understand, I was told the same thing, emphatically, when I apprenticed. No hand food association, ever. I don't know if I was just bad at it, or what but the bird always figured out where the...
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    I am interested in this line of thought. None of...

    I am interested in this line of thought. None of the times I have been footed or bit have, in my opinion, been about food hand association. twice I was unclipping jesses at night and I got footed...
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    I just wanted to add, if your bird is biting and...

    I just wanted to add, if your bird is biting and footing it is trying to tel you something. Listen. When your manning, try to go until just before she foots you, or bites. That way you build up a...
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    What I do for bite birds is to take a tough work...

    What I do for bite birds is to take a tough work glove and cut the forefinger and thumb off. I use this when feeling the keel and such. Anytime I mite get bit. Then I can let them bite to their...
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    Geoff, I think you are correct re the...

    Geoff,

    I think you are correct re the current terminology. I prefer the term 'self reinforcing' though as I think it conveys the point more intuitively. But that may be because I am more...
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    Geoff, Your examples of self rewarding...

    Geoff,

    Your examples of self rewarding behaviour, I think, areally more superstious behaviour. A behaviour occurs, an event happens, unrelated to the behaviour and a superstious connection is...
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    +1 I love my passage birds, but given a...

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    I love my passage birds, but given a choice i'd take no special hunting regs in a second.
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    Every so often I get to thinking how nice it...

    Every so often I get to thinking how nice it would be to join a national falconry organization, socialize with like minded individuals, maybe meet people who I can respect and learn a thing or two...
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    Stacia, I suspect your, and many otherís...

    Stacia,

    I suspect your, and many otherís assessment of the risk of falconry being threatened is overblown. Even if we accept a amorphous threat to falconry, your particular bugbear is misplaced.
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    So many of you proficient holders may already...

    So many of you proficient holders may already know this and think, yeah that's what we keep saying but I recently had a breakthrough in understanding how to hood train a bird and I figured I would...
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    If you are flying a redtail and this happens, in...

    If you are flying a redtail and this happens, in my experience it is because you over trained the bird. If you are spending a good deal of time training and keep the bird sharp you can be in for a...
  13. Thread: Back at "ER"

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    Congrats on that. It looks like a really nice...

    Congrats on that. It looks like a really nice collection, not something that looks practical but I doubt that's the point.
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    I didn't realize you were selling through Neiman...

    I didn't realize you were selling through Neiman Marcus...
  15. He has actualy NOT said this, in fact he has said...

    He has actualy NOT said this, in fact he has said quite the oppisite, post #35 in response to you:

    "I've had birds that were mediocre when it came to gamehawking, but nothing I would consider...
  16. I have a couple of questions, for anyone who...

    I have a couple of questions, for anyone who feels like answering. But first an observation. I think some of the participants in this conversation might be talking across each other. There seems...
  17. The way I like to transition to outdoors with my...

    The way I like to transition to outdoors with my redtails is this:

    When I think they are ready, I do a normal training session indoors, but when I pick them up the last time I hood them and take...
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    I have thought about this allot. I did not hood...

    I have thought about this allot. I did not hood my early birds, as I never learned how. I did ok, but then I needed to take a bird to the vet for a severed extensor tendon and do a bit of work on her...
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    I just finished reading the article and it sounds...

    I just finished reading the article and it sounds very similar to what al the old books recomend when getting a new passage.

    step 1, get it to eat well through the hood

    2, when it is eating...
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    Poll: Fear is an emotion. Raptors Fear. Ergo...

    Fear is an emotion.

    Raptors Fear.

    Ergo raptors feel emotion.

    Now the only thing left to discuss is what other emotions they may or may not feel. Ennui or schadenfreude are probably out,...
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    What I want to see from NAFA and if it is...

    What I want to see from NAFA and if it is happening please let me know, it is worth more than $35 to me, is work on legalizing quarry. I want to see different species opened up on the federal level....
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    Scott, I still appreciate you taking me out...

    Scott,

    I still appreciate you taking me out trapping last fall. I learned a lot just seeing your set up. I am going to try to mimic what I saw here on the farm. I have the nets already tied and...
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    Pat, Do you trap any of the marshes in N.E....

    Pat,

    Do you trap any of the marshes in N.E. MA? I see some merlins here in the CT river valley but nothing like on the coasts. I am thinking of taking a couple of weekends in Sept to trap in the...
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    Western MA falconer joining

    My Name is Jacob and I am a falconer. . .

    Seriously, I am currently flying in Western MA near the MA, NH, VT border. I am hoping to find some people in the area who are flying small hawks on...
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