Post by ColdZeroUK on Feb 18, 2005 14:33:25 GMT -5
Am i the only one who thinks its too easy to get hold of birds of prey in england? Right now (if i had the money) i could buy any number of ealge, owl, flacon or hawk without any proof i know what i'm doing. Why is this?
Also, if there are any falconers on this board, i am finding it difficult to find any falconers in my area. The only contact i have had so far is when i was taught for 5 days.
But I am a moderator on the UK equivelant site to this although I think its best to frequent both equally as much as each other as they both have differeing info and totaly differing styles but many joint members
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Email me and I will happily sort you out with a couple of members that I know of in your area.
And I could not agree more about the fact that I can buy whatever bird I like here in the UK.
We need legislation and apprentiship schemes not 100% the same as the USA but definately similar to protect the birds we love from people who think that a snowy owl for £300 would be a great household pet for their 7 year old son. Harry Potter has alot to answer for
firstly hi to all the uk falconers i too live in england im in leeds west yorkshire.. right i have been looking for a reputable breeder as i have liked falconry for only a few months(dont get me wrong i have liked the sport for years. but recently about two maby three months ago my freind told me about his day with the birds and i fancid trying it myself. only difference was i didnt know how to. so i got on the net found some info and the ibr found a reputable breeder who told me a few more bits and then on telling him i had never done this before he straite away said he wouldent sell me a bird untill he was happy so now i meet him regularly to learn from him how to train how to make my equipment and how his birds are with me i have choosen to take in to my care a male harris hawk and i am looking forward to training my own but i do agree that it is simple for any one to get a bird and should be as i have had to do to gain mine which is june(fingers crossed). SPUD
hi all, right i found my breeder via the ibr he is one of their recomended site's breeder's/info he also does days out flying but he has been very helpful and it is very easy to get a raptor in the uk. but what we need is more breeders like him dont know then no bird untill you know.... spud i'll sort out and post his details as soon as i can on both sites. so keep eye out