They do have all the neccisary equipment for a falconer to "survive" and I respect Brad for that but I still shop around for equipment at a cheaper price.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion................ and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish."
So far I've had all good experiance with Northwoods and I do everything over the phone that way if I have a problem I have a name to blame. I've had some good conversations with the staff and even gave Brad a hard time over the phone once, It was early in the morning and he was having one of those days, And of course I can't have a simple address or simpler I think that's what confuses some people. I agree that some of their stuff is pricy and a lot of my stuff i find at the local feed and ranch supplier, but books, grease, and other such products I get through them.
Post by CaliforniaFalconer on Mar 29, 2005 11:50:12 GMT -5
Brad is top notch, and we get all our supplies for work from Northwoods. Even had Brad out here for a visit a few weeks ago.
His prices are steep, but if you can your order in, everyone is always courteous and friendly, and if there is any problem, they are always willing to correct it.
Regarding their astroturf...I thought the same at first, but the reason for the price is that they dont use cheap crap...theirs is the same that is NFL uses. If you have a kestrel, I would urge you to spend the extra and buy it. It is MUCH safer for their feet and not as easy for them to chew through...did I mention it is better for their feet...?! lol
I have ordered a few books from WSP and all of them have come in a very quickly, I am usually suprised when I see the UPS man with a package only 2 days after I order them. However, I have never ordered off of NorthWoods but they are very over-priced which most falconry items are if you buying them instead of making them. Like the perches for example can be made for 15-20 dollars and they sell them for $125 you just need a welder, rebar, and some rope and/or astroturf to wrap around the top.
P.S. this is my first posting. Just thought I would put in an opinion.