They are neat birds the only thing I dont like about them is they over heat fast. Dave had two pairs he tried to bred but didnt have any luck. I got footed by a hen he had while moving her they have some powerful feet. I wouldnt think they would make good falconry birds most owls dont granted there has been a few falconers that had luck with gho but notice the key word few.
Post by harrishawker79 on Feb 27, 2007 16:10:31 GMT -5
thanks for the replys yeah i knew dave had the pair but he never got them to bred i think its due to the high temps they cant deal with them at all im not looking for one it was my buddy trying to do him a favor. but its looking like he may end up with a gho or a hh. well thank you for ur time if any of u come a cross a breeder please feel free to drop me a line
Frank Beebe had a passage snowie back in the sixties and he recalls them as being excillent birds, big strong, socialized rather quickly. I don't remeber what exactly he hunted with herbut he said she was better than one would have thought. Next time I talk to him I'll see if he remembers what he hunted with it.
Post by harrishawker79 on Feb 27, 2007 23:47:45 GMT -5
from what i have read they can take duck and pheasent rather easy they r rather good birds just they only come in to usa every like 3 years or so and i cant find a state that allows trapping of them wish i could for as alaska does not regulate them u can shoot them there if i found a state that allows trapping i could get one or well help my buddy get 1. im a harrishawkman forever
I know a falconer who has one and he's thinking about breeding it. I'll ask some more questions next time I see him. He originally got it for falconry, I think. It had some fungus or something that caused it to lose one eye.