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DescriptionA Hawk for the Bush
Western Sporting, 2005, revised American edition, 7" x 10", hardbound, color dust wrapper, 269 pages, color throughout.
This book is perhaps the backbone of Jack's works. It now contains a new chapter on hoodmaking aimed at helping the reader understand the form, function and construction of the Anglo-Indian hood. The hood patterns have all been updated and are represented at exactly the correct size for the chart displayed in the back of the book. A new chapter on health and disease has been written by Dr. Neil Forbes. It gives us clear guidelines on dealing with a new hawk and a thorough understanding of the diseases and symptoms related to these diseases. Kenneth Tuttle has also updated the information on the sharp-shinned hawk and Larry Crowley has updated his part on imprints. It also contains original and new artwork in full color.
"Jack Mavrogordato lived a life immersed in falconry, both Eastern and Western. He excelled not only in his practice but in his leadership and his writing as well. Perhaps known best for 'A Hawk for the Bush,' arguably the best thing written on shortwings since Edmund Bert. The principles he advocates in all his writings are applicable to all the raptors within the falconer's repertoire."
-Kent Carnie, Archives of American Falconry