The Complete Rabbit & Hare HawkMartin Hollinshead 2010. 2ND Edition. Hard Cover. 240 pages. Numerous black and white photos and illustrations.
When this book was first published in 1999, the reaction to it across the board was quite simply – It’s a Winner! American Falconry Magazine loved it, International Falconer too – and NAFA’s Hawk Chalk claimed it contained probably one of the most descriptive accounts of ferreting ever written. The first print run sold out in months – so did the second! A further printing followed and still the book – by now considered essential reading for anyone interested in rabbit and hare hawking – continued to enthral and captivate. This brand new Second Edition contains many fresh photos (including some nice action shots by well-known US falconry photographer, Natasha Leong) and a few valuable additions to the text. So if you missed this terrific book first time around, here’s another chance to immerse yourself in a passionately written and massively detailed manual. Reviews ‘The hare hawking chapter should not be missed…Simply stated, bravo. This is a first-rate, top-flight falconry book dedicated to making austringers better lagomorph hawkers.’ American Falconry ‘There are tips in this chapter [Training] that I have not seen in print elsewhere…This book should be compulsory reading for anyone flying or contemplating flying a Harris’ hawk’ International Falconer ‘This is probably one of the most descriptive accounts of ferreting [to hawks] ever written.’ Hawk Chalk ‘A compelling and enduringly fascinating read. Every nook and cranny is explored during this mesmerising journey of discovery. [This book] lives up to its boastful title.’ Independent Bird register, UK ‘Everyone could benefit from this book.’ British Falconers’ Club ‘Every stage of the bird’s training is carefully thought out’ The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine, UK ‘All novice falconers should be made to read this chapter [Dealing With Kills]’ Countryman’s Weekly, UK ‘This book is a must for all rabbit and hare hawking enthusiasts.’ Scottish Hawking Club ‘Ever new method, every novel idea and every statement in this book is backed up by both practice and scientific reasoning.’ The Irish Hawking Club
4018 The Complete Rabbit & Hare Hawk, hardbound 240 pages.$39.95