DESERT HAWKING IV: QUAIL BY HARRY MCELROY
2008 1st Edition hardbound book, color cover, 354pg full of superb color pictures. Desert Hawking IV: Quail is the fourth installment in almost forty years, and we have been anxious for it. The latest in Harry McElroy’s career-length chronicle of real American falconry is yours to keep. In whole or in part, there in no work more accessible, accurate, informed, or charming than this seminal contribution to the literature of our sport. Harry’s objective in writing this book was to review hunting quail in the Southwest desert with the passage male Harris hawk and the aplomado falcon. This book proves the point, the pursuit of the fast gallinaceous birds with dynamic raptor species is classic falconry. But the Bobwhite and Scaled quails are new, the high desert setting is exotic, and the Harris hawk and aplomado falcon fairly rewrite the definition of dynamic raptor. With the addition of horses and hunting dogs, Desert Hawking IV: Quail charts undiscovered country and makes it seem familiar. If you have ever thought about hunting and training a Harris hawk or an aplomado falcon this book offers some of the most up to date training information available to date. This is yet another superb book from Harry McElroy that you will want to get and read over and over.
Listed below is a list of the contents. Part one: The Harris Hawk Chapter 1 Trapping the Harris Chapter 2 Taming and training Chapter 3 Diet Rations, and weight control Chapter 4 Hunting Chapter 5 Molt Chapter 6 Dogs Chapter 7 Hayburners Chapter 8 Harris hunts Part Two: The Aplomado Falcon Chapter 9 Introduction and Description Chapter 10 Taming and Training Chapter 11 Dove Chapter 12 Hawking Quail Chapter 13 Equipment Chapter 14 Resources Chapter 15 References Chapter 16 Contributor’s Articles
5136 Hardbound book, color cover, 354pg. $53.00