The Four Week Window–Realizing Your Birds Full Potential by Lynn Oliphant, this is the new revised edition as of July 2016.
This 168 page book (81/2×11, soft cover, perfect binding) contains a complete revision of the Four Week Window (section 1) with three additional sections including seven chapters contributed by other falconers from both North America and Europe. Included in the appendices are actual logs of the development of four different birds using the 4WW approach.
Lynn Oliphant shares his years of observations in raising and flying large falcons and their ‘critical development periods’ using a new method of tame-hack to produce the ultimate gamehawk.
“This book is not about an approach to ‘training’ or ‘strategies of game hawking’, but rather about how to ensure any bird you have develops in a manner that makes it optimally ready for hunting as a full partner with you and your dog(s) within a few short weeks after fledging. It is about understanding the normal development of raptors and making the best use of this knowledge to achieve your bird’s full potential……While directed primarily at the development /training of large falcons, I believe the basic principles and ideas are applicable to any species of raptor bred in captivity or taken from the wild as an eyass.”—–Lynn Oliphant
This book could be one of the best books that you buy this year and it could help you to produce one of the most wonderful hunting falcons that you have ever thought possible by using this method of tame hacking.
5151 Soft cover spiral book 168 pages with color and B&W photos. $34.95
Comments and reviews of this new book below.
“Nice theories? No! Based on personal observations of several birds dealt with as Lynn describes, I can only say that this is not theoretical. These are facts that work to produce superb falcons, all that even the most critical perfectionist could ask for.” Kent Carnie, Founder/Curator (Emeritus), The Archives of Falconry
“My thanks to Lynn Oliphant and his partner, Paddy Thompson. They have opened new paths for anyone serious about gamehawking.” Karl-Heinz Gersmann, former manager of the Deutcher Falkenorden
“I do not think I will ever train a bird in a different way again.” Christian Habich, IAF delegate of Austrian Falconer’s Association
“Now that I have experienced it myself along with seeing several others fly, it has my full attention.” Mark Williams, Canadian NAFA Director