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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Gordon T. MellorGordon T. MELLOR

Falconry involves the use of trained birds of prey to hunt wild quarry in its natural habitat. First developed in Asia, falconry was introduced to Europe by nomadic tribes. It became closely linked with social status and was known as “the sport of kings.” In the twentieth century, North America developed a modern tradition of falconry that has become the envy of falconers worldwide. ...

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