We make our Fit-All Pigeon Noose Harness in our shop from a proven pattern that has been used to catch large falcons, buteos, and accipiters. The excellent fit allows the bait bird to use its wings and fly while wearing the harness which is a magnet for passage raptors. Our harness will fit large homing pigeons, pheasants, or even small ducks. We begin with strong veg-tanned calfskin, dye it grey to match the back feathers of a pigeon, and then we attach 20 lb. test nooses made from premium limp mono-filament line. We tie the nooses so they are totally erect to maximize the chance of snagging a toe or leg. Each harness comes with our drag system composed of a drag tube, with 25 ft. of Dacron line, and bungee cord brake with a strong snap swivel. The tube can be filled with sand, gravel, or even lead allowing adjustment of the weight so the bait bird can fly or just stay put. To optimize your success in the field, you might consider purchasing extra drag systems for immediate weight changes and replacement nooses for those on-site quick fixes.
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