Flying any bird will require a lure - this should be appropriate for what type of quarry you are hunting. If you are hunting rabbits, you will want a lure resembling a rabbit to be drug on the ground. If you are hunting birds, you will want a feathered lure to swing in the air. These don't have to be exact replicas of the quarry, but many falconers take pride in creating very realistic and fancy lures. In reality, a stuffed glove can be put on a rope and used as a lure, but there are some more interesting lures to be made.
For lures to be used for stooping birds - a swinging lure
Two notes on lures - first, the lighter weight, the better. If you are using a pole lure, you can actually injure yourself from swinging this around too much. You'll be pulling fast and can end up pulling a muscle or ligament. A heavy weighted lure can also kill a bird if it hits her while she's flying. A light-weight lure will injure a bird far less if at all. Additionally, avoid any holes or metal (snaps, swivels, or clips) exposed on the lure itself. A bird that happens to strike this could catch a toe in it or could again injure herself. Getting a toe caught in a lure when the bird is going 90 - 100 mph means that you could kill the bird or rip a leg off if you aren't careful.
You will need:
For a simple lure: Any two matching wings - two left wings, two right wings, or a left and a right wing of any species. Place the first wing on the table with the top side up. Place the second wing on the first wing with the top side up. Make sure the wing butts overlap, but that the tips are spaced apart.
For a spinning lure: two wings from the same side - two left wings or two right wings. The wings will be positioned so that the undersides of the wings are facing each other - the outside of the wings will be facing the outside. Place the first wing with the top placed down on a table. Place the second wing over the first with the top facing up, slightly askew so that the wing butts match, but the tips are slightly off. The advantage of the spinning lure is the appearance of beating wings - the alternating colors is exciting and there is a whirring sound created.
Kestrel/Merlin lure should be about 1 - 2 oz
TIP: To keep lures from smelling, tuck a dryer sheet in with them when storing.