This is one of the top falconry books ever written, addressing almost every aspect of falconry practices in North America. The Ninth Edition has developed into a massive two volume set including what has been written and added to the sport over the past several years. If you are a rank beginner or have 50 years under your belt you will want, need, and cherish the 48 chapters making up 832 pages of collective knowledge. This is a collaborative work of not just merely one or two authors, but over two dozen noted authors from the United States and Canada have come together to contribute what they have seen, experienced, and learned first-hand regarding the sport of falconry. This is a resource worth every penny, as you will refer back to it over and over in the years to come.
*Front Matter: Acknowledgements, Dedication to Frank Lyman Beebe, Foreword by Jim Enderson, Introduction: So You Want to be a Falconer by Harold Melvin Webster, Jr.;
*Forty-eight Chapters in five Sections: Introduction to North American Falconry (11 Chapters), The Broadwings (5 Chapters), The Shortwings (6 Chapters), The Longwings (11 Chapters), Further Reading (15 Chapters);
*Six Appendices: The Hawks of Falconry, Anatomy of a Raptor, Glossary, Bibliography, References, Ango-Indian Hood Chart and Patterns by Jim Nelson, (and Index followed by Advertisers).
NEW CHAPTERS & MATERIAL TO THIS EDITION!
Contributing Author Biographies
Dedication to Frank Lyman Beebe by Bob Herrick & William Murrin
Foreword by Prof. James H. Enderson
Introduction: So You Want to be a Falconer by Harold M. Webster, Jr.
The Hawks of Falconry by Stuart E. Rossell
Becoming a Falconer in North America by Frederick W. Holderman – CHC
Hoods & Hooding by Harold Webster, Frank Beebe, & James W. Nelson
Red-tailed Hawk: Manning & Training by William C. Oakes
Red-tailed Hawk: Squirrel Hawking by Gary Brewer
The Harris’ Hawk: Rabbits & Hares by Toby Bradshaw
The Harris’ Hawk: Hunting Birds by Harry McElroy
The Ferruginous Hawk by Dave Daniher
The Merlin by Eric Edwards & Kenneth C. Tuttle
The Aplomado Falcon by James W. Nelson & Harry McElroy
Feather Care, Imping & Coping by Stuart E. Rossell
Hawks & Power Poles by Kirk Hohenberger
Trained Hawks & Bird Abatement by Stuart E. Rossell
Legal Aspects of Falconry by William Murrin
Past, Present, & Future of North American Falconry by Harold M. Webster, Jr.
Final Thoughts by Harold M. Webster, Jr.
Glossary by Frederick W. Holderman – California Hawking Club
Bibliography by Harold M. Webster, Jr.
Anglo-Indian Hood Chart & Patterns Appendix to Hoods & Hooding