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Chinese falconer with hare

We had had a good days sport, from the first we had a lot of slips at both hares and very wild pheasants.

Many were unsuccessful but the flights were fast and fun.
As the day progressed the hawks started to make more contact and one by one we put a hare or two into the bag.

The Chinese hill hares were a good size and are strong opponents for the hawks on these very steep hills on which they live.

These goshawks are flown with no bells or Yemals and in such big country it is a credit to their falconers that contact is kept, and that we returned with all the hawks we set out with.

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