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Falconry Experience

Hunting for falcons is not an easy task, yet Bedouins have been doing it for ages and are eager to pass on their skills


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For Bedouins falconry is both a hobby and profession providing them with considerable profit. The hunting process is considered the most important part even though occasionally there is no catch. Bedouins actually consider falconry as a kind of sport and a great adventure at that. Instead of cooking or selling these soaring predators hunters will train the falcons to the point of friendship.

Though hunting season starts in mid-September​, preparations begin already in August. Falcon hunters live in tents set in the middle of the desert, and in the daytime they hunt for falcons using pigeons as bait. The hunting season lasts until late November, anyone interested may join the hunters and learn the art, though Bedouins traditionally hunt in male groups, and women receive their share later.

Jafr village is renowned as the most popular site for falconry.

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