Wildlife Commission to Host Falconry Workshop in Raleigh August 22nd in Raleigh

By / Fishing / Monday, 27 July 2015 04:00

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 25, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host an “Introduction to Falconry” workshop, presented by the N.C. Falconers Guild, on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Centennial Campus Center for Wildlife Education in Raleigh.
Falconry is hunting by means of a bird of prey, with strict state and federal requirements in place for owning a raptor and hunting with it. Participants at the workshop will learn about raptor identification, anatomy and care of raptors, the history of falconry, bird training and falconry equipment. Trained raptors will be on hand. The N.C. Falconers Guild was founded in 1987 to assist and advance falconry and bird-of-prey issues through education and support.
“Anyone wanting to practice falconry in North Carolina must complete an apprenticeship and hold the necessary permits and licenses,” said Tammy Rundle, the Wildlife Commission’s permits coordinator. “The workshop will cover the regulations that falconers are bound by and guidelines for the application and permitting process.” A $35 advance registration fee covers the workshop and lunch. Space is limited. The minimum age for participation is 12 and anyone younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information on the Wildlife Commission’s four wildlife education centers and other activities and events, visit www.ncwildlife.org/learning

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