Post by greenfield on Jan 18, 2015 14:03:02 GMT -5
Hi all im new to this and am looking for some advice before i delv in. Im verging on starting my falconry training but would like some more info about owls. What are the best breads for hunting in open areas and whats best for tight spaces.
Everything ive read so far has advised on getting as much info as possible before jumping in talons first, excuse the pun ! so here i am.
Post by robhawkyyz on Jan 18, 2015 15:26:06 GMT -5
you best bet is to get into the diurnal raptors and work from there. if you are in the states you will not find much info on owls other than some have done it and it always seems like it's a pain... I'm sure you have all the time to prove me wrong but, your best bet is to start off like a " normal, abnormal person " and become a falconer.
Post by Falcon Boy on Jan 18, 2015 18:27:57 GMT -5
You're really asking about a lot of different things...
1) pest control, aka abatement 2) becoming an apprentice 3) owls
1 & 2 require different permits. To my knowledge you cannot get a falconry pest control permit without having a falconry permit and being a master-class falconer.
As far as owls, honestly as Rob said I would even think about them. As an apprentice you can't have one anyway. If you're interested in falconry mentioning owls will cause most people to turn away, esp. at first.
so I suppose the real starting point is, what is it you're looking to try and do? Get rid of pest animals, become an apprentice, or have a pet owl?
I don't mean any of the above to be condescending, just trying to understand what it is you're looking to do.
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