5 day falconry courses are run
throughout the year for people who want to get their own bird. The course
concentrates on the training of a Harris Hawk
which is regarded as the most suitable bird for beginners. Using our Harris
Hawks students will be taught the basic training techniques. We cover all
aspects of basic falconry such as manning, hooding, flying weights, basic
equipment, housing, general husbandry, coping and imping, fitting equipment,
falconry knots, creances, lures, slipping, flying free etc.
I only take 4 people at a time so lots of individual attention is given to
each student. There is a written exam on the final day which you must score
over 75% to pass. Successful students will receive a certificate.
It is impossible to teach somebody to be
an expert in 5 days, however on completion you will have gained enough
knowledge to get started.