I know I saved it in my favorites somewhere%^&$ blast it I'll find it. In the mean time their are falconers that have had retrievers retreive or attempt to retreive the downed game as well as the raptor with bad consequences. Only be carefull. I myself have no experience with raptors and dogs except I too am a Lab guy. A master falconer that lived down here trapped a tiercel Harris and you would swear my dog midnite had wronged his HH in a previous life or something. No amount of proper introduction would change that HH's mind, that my dog had done him wrong. For that matter no dog could get near this Harris without the same response. The trapping site of this hawk is on a ranch with a high density of all native wildlife. Many a deer hunting morning that I saw first one, then when the coast is clear the rest of the pack of coyote's come into view. If I want to fly a HH over a dog I will have to start with an eyess to have a chance at it cause the passege birds may have had too many run ins with the coyote packs already. jim
Harris's are difficult to fligh over dogs and it hass something to do with competing with coyotes so I'm told. Eyesses train best to dogs and from what I've heard more than one harris and it's impossible to introduse a dog as the birds encourage each other to scream at the dog. So I've heard.