I sent away for material to study for and take my FWS test for falconry. It all arrived today.
I will definitely take the test. I will then decided on how much more I’m going to do toward getting a raptor to hunt with. I’ll need to find someone to sponsor me as an apprentice, work with a redtail or kestrel, learn. Apprentices work only with redtails or kestrels because of their availability. They can go on to other raptors later on.
Having working dogs I understand the need they have to work and the responsibility it takes to have a working, hunting, prey-driven animal. I’m not afraid of the work or the commitment. And I’ll only do it if I can fulfill that commitment to the bird.