Phai Hoop Traps - Two Sizes - Made at Western Sporting (S25062505 L27072707)

Phai Hoop Traps - Two Sizes - Made at Western Sporting (S25062505 L27072707)

    Price: $99.95

    Code: FE3210

    Weight: 5.00 pounds

    Western Sporting Phai Hoop Trap

    The Phai, Phi or Pa-dam is a trap that has been used by far Eastern falconers for centuries. However, many changes have been made to this trap by Western falconers in the last few years. It is easy to set and has a reputation for bringing birds down even when they have a crop as it is baited with an irresistible sparrow or starling, which raptors feel they can simply scoop up as they do a fly-by.

    The large nooses, which are held up by lightweight, springy wire supports, are instantly deployed when the hawk extends its feet to grab the bait bird. This very light trap is easily carried by the hawk as it comes to the end of the drag line. The trap is tethered with a bungee-type cord and a small soft weight appropriate to the size of trap. This acts as both a restraint and a shock absorber.

    Small Hoop Width: 19 inches with noose measurements of 2 3/4 inches wide by 4 5/8 inches high.
    Large Hoop Width: 25 inches with noose measurements of 4 1/4 inches wide by 5 1/4 inches high.

    We are now making these traps with black nylon coated wire nooses so they will not lose their memory. The hoop is made from black poly tubing. This is a great trap to have in your arsenal as it is easy to use and an exciting way to catch a hawk!

    Two sizes available:

    Small Hoop Trap / 18" Diameter (Merlins, Sharpies, etc.) $99.95

    Large Hoop Trap / 24" Diameter (Prairies, Peregrines, Gyrs, etc.) $109.95