Hawking is the practice of hunting animal
s with hawk
s or other birds of prey (eg falcon
s). It used to be practiced greatly in England
for both sport
control (damn rabbit
s) and is not done as much now.
There is still a use for hawking and it is still used as pest control today, many people also do it as a sport. It can be done at stocked game reserves and in the wild. It's even possible to make quite a good living at it. Apparently a hawker can make upwards of £1000 a week for flying their hawk every day as pest control at such places as landfill sites, golf courses, sports fields and other open areas where rabbits and the like are considered a pest.