Issued to any person at least 12 years of age, in possession of raptors to take game or nongame birds or mammals.
Must also possess a hunting license.
Issued to any nonresident who wants to take raptors in from the wild in California and is licensed to practice falconry in another state.
How long does it take to become a falconer?
Falconry is not an “overnight” achievement. Becoming a Master falconer takes at least seven years; finishing your apprenticeship alone will take at least two. Your hawk requires a significant amount of time, every day, 365 days a year, and a bird in training requires substantially more time.
How do I get my falconry license?
First you take a written test on biology, training, and veterinary aspects of raptors, to pass you must score at least 80%. Next you have to find a sponsor to train you. Click here for more information on finding a sponsor. He will have a general or master falconry permit, and sponsor your two year apprenticeship.
How much does it cost to become a falconer?
To fulfill the basic requirements, one might start off spending as much as $2000: $200 for books; $200 for a five-year falconry license; $50 for an annual capture permit; $50 for annual hunting licenses and stamps; $200 for hawk furniture; $200 for a year’s supply of hawk food (assuming you quickly catch on to the
Can I own a Falcon?
You see, you can’t actually own a falcon just because you have a little cash in hand. Owning a falcon requires a person to first pass a Federal Falconry exam, and then take at least two years of apprenticeship with a master falconer or general class falconer in order to get a state and federal license to own a bird.
Is owning a hawk legal?
Hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls are all covered by federal law, which forbids you from having any native North American bird as a pet, or even having a single feather unless you are a Native American (Native Americans are allowed wild bird feathers as religious objects, and you can’t just claim you’re Native American,
Do falconers make money?
Alternatively, some falconers earn an annual salary by working for pest control corporations. In this line of work, falconers earn a basic salary of around £20,000 per year, increasing to around £26,000 at a more experienced and expert level.
How many falconers are there in the US?
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