The ‘sky killers’ are falcons, falcons, and eagles are now preferred, raised, and trained by many young people in the Hanoi capital.
For nearly 10 years now, it seems to have become a habit, every morning Duong Tien Sinh (23 years old, in Nam Tu Liem district, Hanoi) goes to the vacant lot near his house to train birds of prey.
Besides Sinh, there were also about 4-5 people participating in training and demonstration of the art of taming birds of prey at this land.
Every morning Sinh and everyone else spends 1-2 hours, both letting the birds practice flying and hunting outdoors, while taking advantage of exercise.
Sinh’s group trains birds of prey in the morning at an open field in Nam Tu Liem district, Hanoi.
“My group has more than 10 brothers who are playing bird of prey art. The birds the group is currently using are falcons, falcons, eagles.
Previously, accidentally watching on a TV program was interested and excited when watching birds of prey, so I learned about birds and it took me nearly a year to buy the first bird.
In Vietnam, this subject has not yet developed, so it is very difficult to find and buy birds. There are few vacant lots in the capital, so it is difficult to play birds.
That’s why the members of the group have to go far to the suburbs to train birds…”, Sinh shared.
To serve bird training, team members use modern equipment such as Flycam, GPS navigation.
Currently, Sinh’s bird of prey eats an average of 8,000 VND/day.
A bird costs about 800,000 VND – 2,000,000 VND. However, the GPS locator mounted on the bird is up to 20,000,000 VND.
Currently, the GPS locator costs about VND 20,000,000.
“To conquer fierce birds such as falcons, eagles, falcons, birders take at least 3-6 months to get used to.
In the future, the bird and the trainer will be like friends, and the bird will listen to the person’s commands. When they reach a high level, they can release birds to fly in the sky and know how to listen to the signal to turn back, or attack their prey at the command of the master…”, Sinh said.
The art of training birds of prey originated in the Middle East and was introduced to Vietnam about 10 years ago.
GPS locator mounted on birds of prey to conduct positioning when birds fly away.
To own these “sky killers”, players must have a legal license.
The most striking features of birds of prey are their bright eyes, claws and sharp beaks.
The birds of prey have the ability to rush as fast as the name and have a rather aggressive and combative nature.
To train the birds to get used to the exercises, the player must initially find a way to “tame” them by using devices such as number rings, hoods, standing bridges, anti-twist leather straps to keep birds calm, obedient and less aggressive.
After about 3 – 6 months of training the birds can obey the commands of their owners.
In addition, players also have to use navigation devices, modern training equipment such as Flycam, GPS navigation.
Especially indispensable bells, whistles, fake hunting bait, three-layer leather gloves….
Mr. Tran Huy Hoang (SN 1987, in Tay Ho district, Hanoi) has been involved in the training ground for birds of prey for about 6 years. Birds of prey were bought by players at a very young age to make training easier. easier.
According to bird owners, training birds of prey must have patience.
According to Mr. Hoang, raising wild birds is very difficult, requiring patience as well as understanding the behavior and food preferences of each species.
During the training process, if the breeder shows an overly imposing attitude, or shouts or threatens, the birds will not cooperate, do not listen to the commands and automatically leave.
Not only that, birds of prey are used to flying, if kept in cages for too long, they will soon fall ill.
Duong Tien Sinh shared that falcons are high-speed predators, when they rush to their target (prey) they can reach speeds of 60km/h.
To coordinate birds of prey, bird trainers mainly use food to lure. Every day, the player will have to balance the amount of food divided by the ratio of 1/10 of the weight of the bird.
Falcons, eagles, falcons… are “sky killers” trained for about 3-6 months and can obey the commands of their owners.
Keyword: The “sky killer” hobby of Hanoi’s youth