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Old 27-03-2016, 01:08 AM
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Default Anyone around?

Anyone around still in the lincs area?

Complete newbie here looking to find a mentor or someone that would just be happy to let me watch and learn from them?
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Old 29-03-2016, 10:52 AM
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Nobody?
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Old 29-03-2016, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: Anyone around?

Hi Iain

Keep plugging away there are a lots of experienced Falconers in your area.

It is a big commitment for someone to take a newbie under their wing and you will find it difficult.

I will offer you a day out hunting next season if you’re prepared to travel a couple of hours.

Another way is maybe to volunteer your services to a local falconry centre, I am sure they would be happy to use and abuse you and in exchange help you with the basics and maybe more.

See if you can find a local falconry club, most falconers can be bribed with beer!

You might read on the forum some negative comments about falconry clubs, my experience is some people don’t find falconry clubs their cup of tea but often the attitude is what do I get out of the club when the correct attitude is what can I offer the club.

Why not have a day out at the British Falconers Fair, for someone new to the hobby you would find it a great day out with many of the falconry suppliers selling their good and some flying displays also many of the clubs have a stand.

http://www.countryfairs.info/ffindex.html

Good luck with your quest

ATB
Clive
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Old 29-03-2016, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: Anyone around?

That's very generous of you, thank you.

There is an "owl" centre local to me, that I believe also has falcons, hawks, buzzards etc, I had thought about popping over for a chat with them about volunteering, I may do that in the morning
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Old 29-03-2016, 06:12 PM
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Good luck with that Iain, I hope things start to kick off for you.

Best Wishes,

Bradley
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Old 31-03-2016, 08:12 AM
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Iain,
Good Morning, I am in the Wolds nr. Market Rasen. Been trying to be a Falconer for 46yrs. F.Redtail and F.Ferruginous. You are welcome to inspect my Mews etc. when passing. tel. no. 01673 828589.

Ian.
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Old 31-03-2016, 04:08 PM
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I'm near Sleaford but will be tied up till after the breeding season. Give me a shout after August for a day out or get in touch if you want a chat
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