All of you blokes should be able to help me out, I hope. I'm 18 so age shouldn't matter on this.
I live in Illinois, but am moving to Texas in a few years.
I don't know much about falconry laws/regulations, I just know a little on how to do it once it's legal.
Is there a way I can get my license now that way when I head to Texas I can start doing my falconry? We don't have a place for a bird right now, simply no room for one, but we will have room down in Texas. I thought it would be good to get the training and license now that way I am ready when I move.
I just don't know if it is possible to get the license without actually having a bird and a place for one.
Like a firearm owners id, if you will. You can get one, but you don't have to get a gun right away.
You have to build a Mews just to get your apprentice license once you get your license there is nothing making you get a bird but you have to have a bird before you can advance to general. If you cant get a bird now where you are I would just start to do as much research as you can. Try to get as much info as you can and just get ready for when you move start saving up money for a mews and collecting equipment and try and meet up with some local falconers to go out hunting.
Ox... part of the IL licensing requirements is an equipment and mews inspection by the state DNR. You'll also need a sponsor. Not having these = no permit. Better to wait til you move. In the meantime, you can be making/collecting equipment, reading books, and going hunting with IL falconers, and attending my seminars. See my byline below... l l l V
Post by robhawkyyz on Feb 27, 2010 12:06:45 GMT -5
you could do it but , it sounds like a hassle, unless you have a sponsor lined up for TX. i'm not sure how they look at it or allow it ( out of state sponsor in TX. ) but if you had someone as a sponsor in Texas i think it would not be a crazy transfer but , probably easier to wait. what part of Texas are you moving to ?
I think I'll just do as you all said then and start saving money for a mews and start gathering equipment. I'm moving down near Dallas for a few years (my spouse is going to a veterinary college there for a few years at College Station) when she's done there, we will be moving to Amarillo unless we find another area we like.
No matter how anxious I am over this, patience goes a long way.