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falconry

[fawl-kuh n-ree, fal-, faw-kuh n-] /ˈfɔl kən ri, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən-/
noun
1.
the sport of hunting with falcons, hawks, eagles, etc.; hawking.
2.
the art of training hawks to hunt.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; falcon + -ry, modeled on French fauconnerie
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  • They were desalination, falconry, and camel breeding.
  • falconry is not a sport that puts much meat on the table.
  • Geese may be taken by falconry during any open goose season.
  • Crows may be taken by falconry during the open season.
  • All bag and possession limits apply to falconry hunting.
  • falconry is caring for and training raptors for pursuit of wild game, and hunting wild game with raptors.
  • These include everything from bait dealers to boat docks, from scientific collectors permits to falconry.
  • In falconry, the bird for the yeoman is a goshawk, a forest bird.
British Dictionary definitions for falconry

falconry

/ˈfɔːlkənrɪ; ˈfɔːkən-/
noun
1.
the art of keeping falcons and training them to return from flight to a lure or to hunt quarry
2.
the sport of causing falcons to return from flight to their trainer and to hunt quarry under his or her direction
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Word Origin and History for falconry
n.

1570s, from French fauconnerie, from faucon (see falcon).

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