DESERT QUARRY, KAROWAN / CURLEW FALCON TRAINING LURE , new size of this lure is a 2/3 of the normal full size bird.
The latest evolution in Frank Beebe ‘live-action’ flapping wing lures. Near life sized representatives of the important specie types hunted with trained falcons. These lures excite the pursuit and strike instinct and Falcons love to chase them.
They are the superlative tool in training and conditioning. Teaching footing and agility in young falcons that can only be superseded by hacking. Their use allows the falconer the luxury of diminished time required on pitch training with kite, balloon or drone as this phase of training is approached with a falcon already physically capable and conditioned.
Ideally attached to a lure-pole, approximately 8′ in length, allowing the falconer superior control in swinging the lure. For race winning falcons in the middle-east two falconers, each with lures, can call falcons between them, in direct pursuit style, over the distance of the course. Errant falcons are more easily be returned, without resorting to telemetry, due to the live- action and visibility of these lures.
Constructed of two types of high impact foam and vinyl these lures take on any field conditions and are resistant to moisture, heat or freezing. Decorated with eco-friendly elastomeric paints, they are an example of highly functional art.
DQ1 – ‘Desert Quarry’- Designed for use in the falcon races in the Arabian Gulf states. Styled on a Karowan or Stone Curlew. It has the distinctive wing ‘lash pattern’ common to the favorite quarry of the Arab falconers. $375. ( Bird size is 15″ long with 18″ wing span and body is 2″ thick and weighs only 6.9oz.
We have limited quantities of these lures at this time, once we are out of stock you can still place an order and it may take up to three weeks for delivery as these can sell out quickly. We would then ship them out to you once they are completed.
***Drone use … the above lure is also available in drone configuration, unweighted with offset wings and with the line attachment at the head. These are designed to roll in the wind behind the kite, balloon or drone to create greater motion and visibility.