For those who want to be part of a 4,000 year old sport, where making your own traps, jesses, ankelts, and other falconry equipment was a key step to becoming a successful falconer, we offer some helpful links and suggestions.
LEASHES, JESSES, PERCHES, and MORE:
Making Your Own Falconry Equipment – this Squidoo site offers ways to make multiple types of leashes, jesses, anklets, perches and more
The Modern Apprentice: Equipment Page – Lydia Ash offers an extensive list and pics of falconry equipment.
Makin’ Hoods – article by Dave Perfetti in American Falconry magazine
The Modern Apprentice: Hoods – Lydia Ash covers proper fit, styles, and links for hood designs
The Modern Apprentice: Traps – Lydia covers many types of traps and bait
Wild bird capture techniques – this article covers multiple bird trapping techniques, ending with raptors
BOOKS AND GUIDES:
Falconry Equipment – a guide to making and using falconry gear by Bryan Kimsey and Jim Hodge
Trapping Essentials – covers seven different types of trapping by Ben Woodruff
Bird Trapping & Bird Banding – covers raptor
trapping and bird traps from around the world
by Hans Bub