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      Essential Apprentice Reading - Prep Material - Complete Instruction
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      We have bundled together three important pre-test books for the aspiring apprentice falconer. Two of the books were written by the California Hawking Club and they apply to all states.

      Book #1: The Falconer's Apprentice. A Guide to Training the Red-Tailed Hawk. By William Oakes, revised 3rd edition, 5.5" x 8", illustrated.

      A Guide to Training the Passage Red-tailed Hawk: All aspects of training and care. A great help to the aspiring falconer, this book is packed with information that focuses on the first bird most falconers acquire. A must-have for the beginner!

      Contents: Falconry, Pre-Trapping Preparations, Traps & Trapping, Post-Trapping Treatment, Manning, Feeding, Flying, Game & Game Treatment, Hunting, Conditioning & Diet, Transportation, Off Season, Release or Hacking Back, and Epilogue. Appendices: Code of Conduct for Apprentices, Code of Conduct for Sponsors, Recommended Falconry Books, North American Falconer's Association, and Index.

      Book #2: Apprentice Study Guide
      by the California Hawking Club (edited by Frederick W. Holderman) 2nd printing / 2nd edition, 8.5" x 11", spiral bound, 132 pages, black-and-white illustrations. This 2nd edition complies with all new Federal regulations.

      Essential Apprentice Pre-Test Material that applies to all states. The California Hawking Club carefully produced this indispensable study guide for beginning falconers, which includes review questions (self-exams) and comprehensively covers Raptors (General, Hunting and Falconry Techniques), Keeping Hawks (Care and Maintenance, Equipment, Health), Training and Hunting (Training; Hunting, Game and Quarry; Terms and Phrases). Also included are Regulations, Laws and Administration, Glossary and References.  The most important pretest falconry book.

      Book #3: Apprenticeship Manual by the California Hawking Club, 4th edition, 8.5" x 11", softbound, 41 pages, black-and-white pictures and illustrations throughout.

      A Starter Guide for the Prospective Falconer. Includes basic principles, plain and simple. This booklet has the information on which the questions in the companion Apprentice Study Guide are based. Every aspect of the nuts and bolts of falconry is here, including photographs of all the equipment needed, with full descriptions of each item and its use in falconry. This is a must-have for each and every beginner. Includes an essential reading list and suppliers in the U.S.A.