Falconry in Kazakhstan

A historical profession inherited by the August of his son in Kazakhstan. Their gun hunters and their ammunition… Claws! 

Falconry in the Berkuchi tribes of Kazakhstan is a well-established tradition of the foot and of the professions inherited by the August to his son in those homes. The French photographer, “Glye Santantônio”, lived several months later, after which he came back with the finest pictures of how these birds were captured and tamed, which records the artistic aspects of this distinctive way of hunting, and also records the spectacular views of the maze of Kazakhstan.

It is a unique relationship blended with love, friendliness and mutual respect linking a man and a falcon as the following investigation tells:

The signs of great happiness appeared on the face of “Apalright Terlipife” when the snow took a heavy fall on the mountains of Kazakhstan, as the next morning when the sun releases the men’s families, the traces of animals will appear visible on the snowy Earth. So I hesitated inside the traditional tent made of felt the laughter of “the first” son of “Abright” The happy one who is still 13 years old and who was taken by his father to hunt with him in the Falcon continue that ancient tradition.

In light of the Snowy dawn, the effects of the incentives of wolves and the people of Kazakhstan do not like to kill these animals, but if they do express their appreciation of the Dead wolves. This tradition has its roots in the reign of the Hounsnu people when they were wiped out by a war and only one child was left alive, and his wolf vowed and nurtured him and saved his life. It is at the heart of this care that a nation of tough men came out of the Mongols.

Inside the felt tent, which is filled with the scent of skin, ground, blood and sweat, “Aberight” and his son practice rituals dating back to ancient times, they test the strength of the rope and the ring that surrounds the Falcon’s motivation.

The “first” relationship with Falcons began when the mother of a female hawk trained to hunt was brought home about seven years ago, and was no more than the age of five, where he showed great passion and tried repeatedly to catch her as his father.

As the days passed, this female Falcon became a key member of the first two family, named “Thinghir”, after the highest peak in Kazakhstan. He began to go out with his father and uncle to learn from them the way of fishing with the “Thinkgrey”, where he acquired an experience that is enormous compared to his little age.

The first two families live in a simple wooden house in the capital of Kazakhstan, where horses are their only means of transport. “Horses have always been the primary means of transport for the vast majority of the people of Kazakhstan, and those who use other means are considered by the population to be foreigners,” he explains.

He and his son, as all fishermen in that country, use only female falcons, are heavier and more powerful than males. It weighs six kilograms, and its wing extends to 3, 2 meters.

They also use the “Beganay”, a thick leather glove worn by men to protect their fists from the tentacles of that bird of prey. They then ride their horses according to the common ideals of “the two wings and the Kazakhstani horses”.

And… After everything is done, the hunt can begin, and Abhaq and his son have the right to dream of catching a bumper, a skilled hunter, and the Falcons kill only to eat… She is now starving starved after her friends forced her to fast until her weight fell to 4 kilograms.

The woman is a golden hawk of the kind preferred by the Hawks ‘ coaches and hunters. The Falcons are common in this region, and there are about 100 pairs of them in Kazakhstan. The female Falcon needs six weeks before practicing hunting and Tans to the company of humans. After completion of their training, the price of a group of horses can be reached.

When it’s time to catch.

Suddenly, Kazakhstan, with a five-fold area of France and its 13 million inhabitants, appears to have been paralysed. Everything’s in place. Until the Sun sat east on the edge of the globe. Apalam, his son, and their horse and bird, do not stir and look like carved statues motionless. Everyone is in a state of utmost anticipation. Nature seems to be aware that a disaster is about to occur, and the fox could have smelled of death, especially if we knew that the Falcon’s gaze was eight times the human eye, and that Bird could see a rat on the ground flying at a height of 500 meters.

It seems that “Thinghri” saw something as she took a run on the snow and then started flying and flying and flying.

The fox is in the trap

This time the prey was a fox: O Moment of Misfortune: you can see his fruity, clearly spotted. There’s the “Thinkgrey” flying and chasing it and then the victim is strong, so the speed of the top-down Falcon Swoop can reach 200 kilometers per hour. In the last second, the “Thinghri” publishes its wings and stick its eight claws on the back of the fox those claws whose strength equals the strength of steel balls and can become alternating: an axe or knife or blades in the sharpness of razors. She is a ruthless claws. The Fox is trying–here–to show some resistance, but he soon surrenders.

Once the “Apright” is summoned “Thinkgrey” Even Leave Prey Behind And come back To get On Hand Covered With the glove, Lost Won . From New -With fur Fox Can Displayed For sale… On It No Can Bonus “Thinkgrey” Today I am cutting off Of Meat Fox Grievances Lost Half Her beak In Field The battle.

That may mean–under normal circumstances–the death of the Falcon as it will not be able to eat anymore, but the “Thinghri” is protected by it, “the first two”-the son-will take care of it until the beak returns to its normal state in the same way as the fingernails grow.

The people of Kazakhstan consider the Falcons to be the best value of friends, as they are partners of men: The female falcon is hunted to eat and the man becomes richer.

Long season

The falconry season lasts seven months from October October to April April, and snowfall is a catalyst for easy catching of birds that are usually hungry or cumbersome from long migration journeys.

Falconry is the most difficult task facing Apia and his son, as it requires a great deal of experience, patience and courage.

Apalright uses a wide-area network that is specifically made for falconry. After setting it up on one of the peaks, it connects a rabbit as bait to lure the prey. And hiding with his son nearby. As soon as they watch the Falcon, they go on the rabbit until they apply the net on it to make the first two laughs happy with the new hunting.

The “Apalright” and the first two go home with their precious catch to begin the next stage of work, which is no less difficult than the fishing itself, which is to train the falcon to catch.

The Falcon should be deprived of sleep first before being trained as the weary bird fears the trainer and cannot resist it.

Apright is “To secure Falcon I am tying Feet Even No Uses Claws In Attack One. And uses In That The “Arjak” Which is Words About Rope Solid Made Specially Else Purpose.

Training process

The Falcon is also undergoing special training aimed at normalizing life near the human being without fear.

He lays a band of skin over the eyes of the Falcon and thus cannot see anything about it at all during the first days of training. The band is called “Tomagga” and helps to calm the bird and end its resistance to families.

This is followed by the temptation of the bird to accept the training, by offering pieces of meat at the hands of the trainer, so the bird gets accustomed to his trainer and begins the relationship of intimacy and friendship between them.

“Apright” confirms the need for the trainer to show a kind of respect and friendliness towards the bird in order to accept to be a later partner in the fishing operations.

“The bird must be rewarded whenever it succeeds in learning something and should never be punished for not hating its trainer,” he said.

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