Looking for land access to fly a Harris hawk - Hampshire

MikeJ

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Hi everyone. We are looking to establish a link with someone who can grant access to arable and/or thinly wooded land in Hampshire over which we can fly a Harris for a few months a year, probably September to April. The hawk would take rabbits mainly, but also possibly pigeons. In general, we would walk with the hawk along field boundaries and loose the bird once prey is sighted. The only reason to encroach on the field itself is to collect/despatch an animal that the hawk has taken - straight in, straight back out on the same path. I'm hoping that readers will be able to imagine that a Harris flying over their fields will help with safeguarding crops, keeping pests under control etc. We don't have the bird yet so could in theory train it to go after whatever prey we decide on. Needless to say, anyone we work with would be welcome to join us on hunts.

Hope you can help. Happy to exchange constant detail via private conversation if you want to discuss further.

Cheers

Mike
 

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