Module C8. Initial training, manning and weight management Quiz

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  1. The flying area where you use a creance should be free from long vegetation. Why is this?1
  2. Compare a young socially imprinted Goshawk and a parent-reared Goshawk of the same age. Which is likely to be easier to train initially?1
  3. You are trying to improve the fitness of a newly trained Harris Hawk. Which of these methods are best?1
  4. What is washed meat?1
  5. You live in an urban area where there is a large park. Is this suitable as an initial training ground?1
  6. Which is the first important step in the manning process?1
  7. Weight is the best indicator of a hawk’s condition. Which statement is correct1
  8. You are about to fly your hawk free for the first time but you feel she is a bit under weight. What should you do?1
  9. Your hawk is now jumping a full leash length to your glove. What should you do next?1
  10. A falconer training a Goshawk might encourage it to fly from the ground to his raised fist. Why might he be doing this?1
  11. How can you tell when your hawk is under her flying weight?1
  12. Many experienced Falconers recommend that initial handling and manning takes place in a room with very low light. Why is this?1
  13. When assessing the condition of a bird of prey you should..1
  14. What is the main reason for hooding a falcon during initial training?1
  15. How can you tell when your hawk is approaching her flying weight?1
  16. You receive a new 15 week old parent-reared hawk. What is the best feeding regime during the first week or so?1
  17. A bird of prey loses fat and gains muscle as it becomes fitter. What is likely to happen to its weight over the period?1
  18. Why is it important to know whether your hawk has ‘cast’ when weighing her?1
  19. How should you try to control the early training sessions?1
  20. Young hawks need more careful feeding because..1
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