I think it depends on the game you will be flying. Tiercels can handle feather much easier, while hens will take care of the hares easier. Tiercels also take hares solo [ask raptrlvr, he catches jacks with his] but they will take a beating from a big hare. Personally if i get a harris' it will probably be a tiercel, but its personal preference for them and taking feather.
Falcon Boy Apprentice Falconry Administrator
Ethics make the individual, not the other way around.
Apprentices are only allowed to trap redtails or kestrels. In Alaska, goshawks are allowed. Harris Hawks are not allowed until general clasification is reached.
This was typed after I cut down part of a storm damaged tree with a chainsaw in my backyard. My back told me I had screwed up after I came in. The pain meds. make me a bit drifty. I should stay away from any forms of communication while on them. I'm going to try accupuncture next fall. Letting a redtail foot me. Might work.