View Full Version : Hi from Southern WI/Northern IL

06-17-2012, 01:19 PM
Just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. My names Michael Iím 24, I currently live in southern WI and grew up in northern IL. Iíve worked in agriculture all my life and recently made a career change freeing up time and I am finally able to pursue falconry. I recently started volunteering with a raptor rehab facility and plan to take full advantage and whatever knowledge I can get my hands on. I hope to get out on as much as I can this winter on hunts and meets. And I pray by this next time next year Iíll have located a sponsor and will be ready to trap my first red tail. As of now Iím just taking it one day at a time and trying not to rush into things. I look forward to getting to know everyone one on here and hope I can take full advantage or everyoneís knowledge and experiences. Thank You for your time Mike

06-18-2012, 12:20 AM
Welcome aboard Mike!

Keith Denman
06-18-2012, 12:24 AM
Welcome aboard Mike and good luck on your pursuit

06-18-2012, 10:21 AM
WELCOME and GOOD LUCK on your journey!!

06-18-2012, 11:30 AM

06-18-2012, 04:23 PM
Thanks for all the respones nice to meet everyone. Rich were are you from in IL?

06-19-2012, 02:28 AM
presently 2o minutes south of LaSalle off 39, on Rt. 17. Originally from Chillicothe, north of Peoria. been around awhile ;)

06-19-2012, 08:30 AM
Welcome to NAFEX, and good luck!

06-19-2012, 09:09 AM
Sounds like you have the right attitude and that's important, good luck!


Tom Scheib
06-19-2012, 04:52 PM
When ever you feel you are ready, the Wisconsin Falconry Association is the group to contact, and Dave Noble is the person to speak with.

06-19-2012, 04:53 PM
Hi Michael-

Check out our club @ http://www.wisconsinfalconers.org/.

Emily & Xena, West Bend, WI

06-19-2012, 09:32 PM
Thanks guy’s I’ve been on the wisconsinfalconers site a few times. I haven’t joined yet though ill get right on it. Also I contacted the DNR a while back and received my packet from them. I still have a lot to learn before I’m ready to take on a bird of my own but it wouldn’t hurt to get in touch with some local falconers in my area. Ill contact Dave next chance I get. Thanks once again for the words of advice.