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About Harry McElroy



     I worked as a psychologist and retired in 1984 to concentrate on falconry, writing, and to travel. My motivation for writing is to have other falconers consider my rather oddball techniques. During the 60 years that I have flown hawks, my ambition has been to simplify the process. My hawks are free lofted and flown in the free fight system. I developed the 22 hour weight control system and have used it with all hawks. My system is centered around adjusting taming and training to the individual, and I adapt various techniques used by falconers to obtain maximum performance. My charges are maintained on a whole bird small, mammal ration, and they are kept at flight weight the entire season. Their weight is controlled during the molt to maintain training.