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  1. Thread: 2014 Shin

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    Great thread. Scott, earlier in the thread he...

    Great thread. Scott, earlier in the thread he mentioned the female was on the nest when he approached it. She jumped off and was defensive.
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    Too funny Jeff! It always amazes me how this...

    Too funny Jeff! It always amazes me how this sport is so below the radar that most people don't notice or recognize what they see. Good luck and great thread. I look forward to following your...
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    It should be interesting Lew. I'm curious what...

    It should be interesting Lew. I'm curious what your reason is for staggering the take age?
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    Even young downies will do this, male or female....

    Even young downies will do this, male or female. By lightly patting/pressing on top of the chick's back between the wings with your flat palm you will illicit this response. They will ball up there...
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    There is a bit of misinformation in this post....

    There is a bit of misinformation in this post. The difference between iron and steel is the addition of relatively small amounts of carbon to make the iron harder. Stainless steel is steel and is...
  6. Thread: Hi

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    Great pic John......this photo should be in the...

    Great pic John......this photo should be in the dictionary under "yarak." I too am a passage goshawk guy, ironically I'm from Montana near where you are now. However, now I reside in Alaska. I...
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    Greetings Gary, welcome to NAFEX. Lot's of nice...

    Greetings Gary, welcome to NAFEX. Lot's of nice people and good information here. When it's 40 below there you can get some hawking in through other folks, gets you by. :D
  8. Thread: Meet Bullet

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    Great resurrected thread. It was before my time...

    Great resurrected thread. It was before my time here at NAFEX so I was glad it came back too life. Pretty interesting read. Like Mike O, I'm curious too.
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    Hi Mark, missed that show, would have liked to...

    Hi Mark, missed that show, would have liked to see it. Actually, the weather in Anchorage or anywhere on the southern coast is much milder then the interior of our state. Alaska is a big state and...
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    Interesting Richard....you've seen a lot here,...

    Interesting Richard....you've seen a lot here, lots of nice country. Wouldn't it be nice to have a helicopter here now! I have been here since the early '60s although I was born in Montana. It...
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    Greetings Richard, I am familiar with who you...

    Greetings Richard, I am familiar with who you are. Yes, I know Mike Houser very well. Before he came down to see you I tried to help him find a RT here. He picked one the scarcest years I have seen...
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    Sticky: Conor, I consider you one of the best...

    Conor, I consider you one of the best photographers on this site and have enjoyed so many of your pics that I will gladly oblige. I don't tend to take many photos while I'm hawking so the pics are...
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    Sticky: BTW wyodjm, how many toes does that passgos have...

    BTW wyodjm, how many toes does that passgos have and where do I get one? Am I seeing things or is that real? Looks good to me.
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    Sticky: Me, a few years ago with one of the most...

    Me, a few years ago with one of the most beautiful FRESHLY moulted passage goshawks you'll ever see:

    http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae45/DirtHawkeref/NAFEX/EF_GosFront2.jpg



    Me, with...
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    Hi Everet, you know I have mixed feelings about...

    Hi Everet, you know I have mixed feelings about RTs. The part of falconry I have really come to enjoy is the trapping/taming/training process of wild birds. After flying my first RT for 5 seasons and...
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    Greetings from Alaska

    Hi all, My name is Eric. I am a master falconer residing in Anchorage, Alaska. I have been lurking for a while....so I know a little about quite a few of you. Seems like there are a lot of nice...
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