Any Falconers around here?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Chickenrandomness, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Hello. To you falconers, please tell me about red tailed hawks? i'm soon to be an apprentice and want to start out with them. [​IMG]
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Not a licensed falconer here but I have rescued and patched up many birds if prey...redtails twice. I have a dear friend who rehabbed a redtail and released her at my wedding...I have her hood. They are wonderful raptors to start with not temperamental like peregrines or such a handful as eagles and ospreys can be. I think you will enjoy working with them. They are easily going in personality and very trainable and bond well with their keepers/handlers.
     
  3. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    How amazing for you! I am jealous, I have always wanted to do that but just assumed (there's that hated word) that I wouldn't be allowed to. How do I go about getting started? and am I too old? I adore Red Tail Hawks.
    Best wishes to you!
     
  4. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    Quote:I have wanted to do it to one day I read a few biiks but I can't remember what there called.
     
  5. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked into this, before you can get a bird you have to have someone apprentice you. Where I am it is hard to get anyone to spend time with a apprentice. It is neat tho, you have to take a test and catch your own bird. Some zoos offer raptor classes. When I get more time I will do it. It is very time consuming.
    Brian
     
  6. [​IMG] I just got another person interesded in falconry!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Danceswithchicks

    Danceswithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I want to do falconry,but I don't know where to start. Help!
     
  8. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    I have been interested for a very long time, I just hadn't a clue how to get started. I pretty much gave up on the idea and started rescuing parrots. Last Christmas, I had an injured owl stay with me for a few days while I found a rehabber that could take him. She talked me through giving him injections (head trauma - steroids) and feeding him F/T mice (cut into little bite sized pieces and shoved down his little beak. That was a pleasant way to spend Christmas day. (Actually, it was - I loved almost every minute of it). Everrett is recovered and released now, but, I helped. It was a good feeling. I really, really want a raptor now.
     

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