Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Falconry in NJ

 Falconry & Hawking  Falconry: The Essential Guide

On NJ.com, I found an interesting article about how a small band of NJ hunters are carrying on the 4,000 year old practice of falconry.

Hunting has its opponents, especially amongst some people who might read this blog. In my years as a volunteer, I worked with hunting programs and fishing programs and have been more often positively surprised by synergies between those groups and environmentalists.

Falconry seems so odd in our modern world. Hunting in NJ is often controversial and the practice of hunting with trained falcons or hawks for small animals like rabbits, squirrels or pheasants must seem even stranger. And yet, it has some kind of appeal and connection with a time of nobles and gentleman hunters.

Check out the article. What's your opinion on the sport of falconry?

READING LIST
Falconry: The Essential Guide
Falconry & Hawking
The Falconer's Apprentice
Art of Falconry; Being the De Arte Venandi cum Avibus of Frederick II of Hohenstaufen
Falconry Manual

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