National Geographic : 1942 Feb
"Show Me a Partridge-I'm Ready" When the falconer suspects a partridge is about to flush, he grasps the neck and leg straps and pulls the goshawk to a horizontal position. When the game rises, the falconer throws the hawk forward as an athlete hurls a discus (page 255). The push helps the falcon overtake its quarry. From This Indian Sage, Bapa Learned the Falconer's Art Seventy years old, the veteran trainer could still tramp allday with a goshawk on his wrist. TheMaharaja's trappers and shikaris came from all parts of India. Each exchanged his special knowledge ofhunting ortrapping for training in another branch ofthe sport.