Forest Dweller, What ForestFalcon is saying, and I think in a VERY nice way, is that the birds that we keep are in no way "Pets". But for the hunting aspect of the sport, falconry would be just "petkeeping". But, true falconers hunt with their birds. Your original e-mail showed some of the mis-information that many rehabbers think about falconers. My suggestion is similar to FF's...Find a rehabber and learn their techniques for healing first. Believe it or not there are many rehabbers that are also active falconers, hunting their birds on wild game. But hunting is a key piece of the situaiton. -Joby
with all due respect forestdweller if your not in it for the hunting dont get into falconry, not only will you be wasting your time, but the time of your sponsors and more importantly the birds you have in your care.
The whole point about falconry is the hunting and using a hawk/falcon to do it with. My sponsor is a rehaber and a falconer and to be honest the two really dont over lap. From my observations unless its a falcon you dont do any falconry with them, just the oposit.
Hey Guys its me agin ive been going threw a work problem for the past couple years but i have it all settled out now. Im ready to start on this adventure and im looking for a general or master to talk to around the murfreesboro area and i would love to pick your brain if u have the time and desire to teach a fast learner.
Im gonna post my number any one in the area wana call me prety much any time can i love to talk about falconry so call me and maybe wwe can get together and have luch some time. my number is (931)492-2042 you can call at any time if i dont pick up i will call back as soon as i wake up.
there i a few more out at my in laws place but i did not want to drive out there (about 20 Min's) away. all the spots i have posted today are within a 5 min drive of my house and there are no gun hunters allowed because of the proximity of the House. lol gun hunters bah get a real skill.
Post by whitefalcon on Dec 8, 2010 14:49:25 GMT -5
Hello, Friends...I am new to this particular forum, but felt inspired to join, as I have been extremely interested in falconry for quite a good while now. I took a 3 hour class at the Greenbrier Inn in WV last year, and was able to handle some incredible birds! It was a sublime day. Ever since that positively inspired day, I have been doing research on the sport, the birds, and reading The Art of Falconry, etc. Now I must find somebody intelligent and capable in this sport who would be willing to help me out with an apprenticeship. I live near downtown Nashville, but am able to travel within a reasonable distance (considering the amount of training that I both need and is utterly vital.) If anybody can help me with finding an apprenticeship, or is willing to meet with me to discuss an apprenticeship, I would be forever indebted. Thank you and please feel free to send me a private message anytime, so that I may contact you! I look forward to any and all help.
I am in Nashville and am currently preparing to take "the test". I have met some great folks locally and am looking forward to this wonderful experience. Since getting the bug, I have noticed a lot of red tails and coops in the area. I suppose it is all in what you are looking for.