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Welcome to Falconers-United! We are all either bird lovers, falconers, or the likes! We support the use of birds of prey for hunting. If you are interested in falconry, a good place to start learning before you make any final decisions is on The Modern Apprentice.
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the-gaywolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the request :love:
Mararda Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the request of my red kite painting for your lovely group. :) 
Broadwinger Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!! :D
stl3094 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014

ow,realy awesome place ,tank you.

DYWPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the request!! :hug:
Just-Raowolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey there,
I'm looking for assistance into the purchasing of my first bird, and was hoping that the dA falconry community would be able to help me out. If anyone here has any ideas on the issue, or would be able to provide any help at all, it would be much appreciated.
The Journal concerning the matter can be found here.
Many thanks to all or any who can provide assistance, and I look forward to feedback soon ^ .^
NIGHTFURY18 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You usually do not purchase your first bird and it's not that simple. You have to go through all the required steps of legal falconry, such as taking the exam, building a mews, finding a sponsor, and making the commitment to actually aquiring one.
Just-Raowolf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student General Artist
My apologies if this message came across unclearly - in the UK, where I live, there are far fewer legal steps in order to keep and fly a bird of prey. In fact, it is not even necessary to have any kind of qualification - I, however, have taken my Lantra qualification, including aspects of written theory and practical examination, as well as having been trained by several different falconers across the UK, and passed. I already have all housing and equipment either prepared or being sorted out at this very time, as well as being in contact with the falconers - who I suppose may be considered sponsors of a fashion - I did my training with.
The issue is not a lack of knowledge surrounding falconry, nor that I have merely made an out-of-the-blue decision to buy a hawk. I have a serious form of Obsessive Compulsive that borders on Asperger's, making it very difficult for me to communicate across the telephone - it does not affect my learning or influence me physically, but merely makes what most people would consider to be everyday tasks, for instance talking on the phone, very difficult for me. What my plea was for was help with the initial communication with a breeder, as well as to see if any UK falconers on dA perhaps had a contact that would be useful for physical assessment and the first casting and equipping session, as all of the falconers I am already acquainted with live quite a long way away.

I am aware that in the US it is more of a custom to capture birds of prey for hunting, as opposed to breeding them, however in the UK this is illegal; it is instead done that birds are bred in the country, then sold to falconers and centres at the breeder's discretion. Obviously this presents some problems with inbreeding or disreputable breeders, hence why I was also looking for someone with more experience to accompany me on a visit to the breeder and to see the eyasses where they have been reared. I am also aware of the differences between taking on an adult bird and an eyass, however it is accepted and recommended etiquette for beginners to purchase a young Harris' hawk as their first bird, so this is also a much-considered decision.

I thank you for your concern on the matter, however I am already aware of all connotations surrounding purchasing, training and hunting a bird of prey. After posting this plea for help on dA, I came into contact with an experienced falconer in the UK who has agreed to help me with this step.
Thank-you again for taking the time to word your concerns appropriately - I understand that you must have a lot of trouble with people deciding one day that they would like a hawk and buying one with no prior knowledge. If you have any other discrepancies, I encourage you to visit the Lantra website, where you will be able to see the kind of qualification I have completed.
NIGHTFURY18 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist


I apologize if I offended you in any way, I have no intention to come off that way, but I do get quite alot of people asking where to purchase a hawk rather casually, like 'where is the store you buy them at?' or the like. I understand that you are not asking that, and I am very sorry that you have that disorder, I know that's hard... I have an ED along with agoraphobia and major panic disorder, so I kind of get how frustrating that all is. That's great that you are still pusuing this, and if I could help you with this, I really would love to but don't have any knowledge on the details that come into play in the UK, since I live in the Western US. Again, I apologize and don't mean to offend you or put you off in any way. If you need any links to breeders in the US feel free to consult me.

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CanadianRy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Thanks for the requests!
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