Hunting with golden eagle

Salbuurun - hunting games of the Kyrgyz people with birds of prey and dogs.


Hunting with a golden eagle and a falcon is traditional for nomads. The hunter stands on a hill and releases the taigan (hound dog), which drives the game out of the shelter. After that, the golden eagle or falcon comes into play.


The objects of such joint hunting are hares, foxes, wolves, jackals and even roe deer. In this type of competition, participants test their golden eagles in two exercises: in the first, the golden eagle must fly as quickly as possible to the call of the owner from a certain point and sit on his hand. In the second, the rider tiesthe dummy carcass of the victim to the horse and starts galloping. The golden eagle must reach the dummy and grab it.

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