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Falconry is a sporting event unlike any other field sport in the world. The process of becoming a falconer is a minimum of 2-year commitment where you learn about the health, care, and regulations that guide this sport of falconry. All falconers begin at the apprentice level. At this level, your focus is to study the regulations, husbandry, and training process needed to hunt with a raptor. You will be guided by your sponsor during this time where they will help you understand the proper techniques that you will need to care for a raptor falconru captivity.


Please remember we are training a wild raptor to use its instincts to hunt with us.

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It requires a serious commitment on your part maintain your bird’s health and well-being. The vendors are well known to have books, supplies and packages to help the potential apprentice: When you are ready to become further involved in this rewarding, yet challenging sport, please join our club via this link: About Falconry About Falconry.

Begin reading all you can about falconry. The books listed below are considered to be highly recommended at the apprenticeship and form a beginning library on Falconry: As an apprentice, you will work with either a passage Red-Tailed Hawk or an American Kestrel during your apprenticeship period.

Spend your time reading about these birds and their life histories. Most sponsors will recommend that an apprentice falconer begin with the Red-Tailed Hawk.

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Start studying for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Falconry exam. There are a number of resources that will focus your learning.


Colorado Parks and Wildlife CPW Commission Regulations Chapters W regarding importation of raptors and waste of wildlife D2W small apprentide hunting requirementsW migratory bird hunting requirementsand W all other regulations related to falconry. These regulations can be found on the internet at: Meet the membership and ask questions about falconry.

Study then schedule your falconry test with the CPW.

Most sponsors will look favorably on someone that has put the time into learning about falconry then completing this test. When your facility has been inspected, you will be sent your Apprentice Resident Falconry License at which time you will work with your sponsor to obtain your first raptor.

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