Hey everybody. I’m from Orlando Florida and have some questions. I know I need a sponsor and so I’m looking for a falconry club or something similar in Orlando but haven’t had any luck, so I’m wondering if you all could help. Also, I’m unsure if an apprentice permit would allow me to have a falcon or if I need a higher permit.
Hello there, before you start your career as a falconer i would continue to heavily research the sport. It seems as though your knowledge of falconry is limited so far. Before you can train a bird of prey you must go through extensive prerequisites. You must start with an apprentice permit in order to gain the experience needed to continue the sport on your own. Study the sport, spend hours researching, read every book you can get your hands on and search for a sponsor. It isn't easy to find a sponsor, there are very few falconers out there, though with some perseverance you should be able to begin the process of becoming a falconer.