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Desert Hawking II: Updated Edition

Revisit Desert Hawking ll (published in 1977); The original Coopers Hawk and Harris’ combo is now redone with updates and additional chapters. Now 225 pages with both old and new black and white photos. The book contains the original chapters plus three additional articles.

Jamaica Smith writes about hunting a Coulson-Project Harris. Greg Smith adds his take on the Cooper’s hawk hunting quail in the Arizona desert and Harry McElroy writes about his Goshawk; Don Quixote. This print on demand edition was completed in 2014 with the help of Kenn Filkins.

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Revisit Desert Hawking ll (published in 1977); The original Coopers Hawk and Harris’ combo is now redone with updates and additional chapters. Now 225 pages with both old and new black and white photos. The book contains the original chapters plus three additional articles. Jamaica Smith writes about hunting a Coulson-Project Harris. Greg Smith adds his take on the Cooper’s hawk hunting quail in the Arizona desert and Harry McElroy writes about his Goshawk; Don Quixote. This print on demand edition was completed in 2014 with the help of Kenn Filkins.

Cooper’s Hawk Section (Including the Sharp-shinned Hawk and Imprint Goshawk)

  • The Imprint
  • The Raising of the Cooper’s Hawk
  • Anti-Aggression Condition
  • Selection of a Hawk
  • Diet of Cooper’s
  • Training
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Quail
  • The Sharp-shinned Hawk by Kenneth Tuttle
  • Entering, Training and Hack
  • Yarak, Casting and Weathering
  • Furniture, Equipment and Imprinting of Cooper’s and Harris’s Hawk
  • Molt of the Cooper’s
  • Flying Imprint Cooper’s Hawks in Arizona by Greg Smith
  • Goshawk The Story of Don Quixote de la Mancha

Harris’s Hawk Section

  • Introduction of Harris’s
  • Selection of Harris’s
  • Training the Austringer
  • Hunting with Hawk and Dog
  • Quail Hunting with the Harris’s
  • Bobwhite Hawking with the Harris’s by Eric Tabb
  • Flying the Harris’s in Caste
  • Gray Squirrel Hawking by Malcolm Edwards
  • A Coulson-Project Harris’s Hawk by Jamaica Smith
  • Diet and Molt
  • Falconer’s Club and Legalization

Reviews

  1. Jennifer Coulson PHD

    Desert Hawking II is a classic among falconry books, one you don’t want to live without. The book enjoys many ground-breaking claims to fame. It is the first American book written by an avid falconer, Harry McElroy, who has succeeded with many raptor species and who hunts every day. Other firsts include treating quail as a primary quarry and the Cooper’s Hawk as a manageable, useful hunting hawk. Desert Hawking II popularized the Harris’s Hawk in American falconry and introduced it to the rest of the world. Finally, Kenneth Tuttle’s chapter debuted the Sharp-shinned Hawk. This updated, expanded masterpiece is even better than the original because its coverage now includes another desert hawk, the gos, and new guest contributions by Greg and Jamaica Smith.

    The author is falconry’s Lawrence of Arabia, albeit different deserts, battles and combatants. His style of desert hawking is legendary, pitting an entourage of hawkers, hawks, horses and dogs against a secretive, cunning, lightning-fast quarry: the desert quail. His falconry is guided by a love to hunt, independence of thought, creativity, keen powers of observation and a critical analysis of the job at hand. Harry freely reveals his tricks of the trade, providing valuable lessons about consistency in training, having a regimen of tight weight control, treating hawks as individuals, and a general approach to trouble shooting and problem solving by example. Harry also shares his innovative husbandry techniques for housing and keeping happy difficult species such as the passage Cooper’s Hawk. But mostly the book is about hunting…hunting anything from sparrows to jackrabbits, and the nuances that are critically important to the hunt such as getting the hawk into position for the flush. This book improved my falconry, and Tom’s, dramatically, and I wager it will do the same for yours.

    Jennifer Coulson – Co-Author of “The Harris’s Hawk Revolution”

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