Monday, December 14, 2009
Gonzo's old anklets had seen better days and I had been procrastinating about changing them. I was in the weathering area yesterday when his jesse broke at the leash hole. I had some back ups, but they were too thin. I wanted to beef them up a bit to cover his tarsus for squirrel hunting.
I am not a big fan of the Brewer Chaps. I know that there are a lot of disciples out there, but I am not convinced.
I've used them on both harris' and red tails, and I worry that the bird may have slower foot speed when using them, resulting in more bites instead of fewer. I have had the pleasure of meeting Brewer and I agree with about 90% of what he says. His book was one of my main teaching tools when it came to learning about squirrel hawking.
So anyway, we took off the old anklets and replaced Gonzo's jewelry. He's ready for more squirrels.