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Plato
10-22-2015, 12:25 AM
I've been reading for a while, and figured I would go ahead and introduce myself. My name is Fox (I promise, it really is) and I just finally got back into Falconry after an absence of ten plus years.

I grew up in the United Kingdom, where I was fortunate to be able to learn Falconry through volunteering at a Falconry center in my teens before pursuing the sport on my own. The center gave me exposure to all sorts of birds I likely never would have gotten to work with otherwise, so I really do feel very fortunate. Once I moved to the USA, between life circumstances and apartment housing I wasn't able to pursue falconry. Now that I'm finally in a position to do so, I've been fortunate to find someone willing to take me on as an apprentice.

I just recently trapped a redtail. I'll likely make a separate thread about her, with obligatory feet pics. My first ever wild hawk. It's an immense privilege...never something I would have been able to experience in the UK.

gemiller
10-22-2015, 08:29 AM
Welcome to NAFEX and good luck with that first passage bird. I've not experienced non-wild birds on my glove, but I know it's the envy of many people overseas!

Breeze
10-22-2015, 09:02 AM
(welc) and enjoy that passage Red tail! Look forward to hearing more about your experiences.

vampdragon
10-27-2015, 12:11 PM
Fox, where are you located in OK?

Plato
10-27-2015, 10:16 PM
Thank you for the kind comments, all. And Daniel, I am in the vacinity of Norman.

vampdragon
10-27-2015, 10:24 PM
My ex-wife (one of those rare good separations) is moving to Norman this coming weekend. If you are looking for a hunting partner, I'm sure I can help you two hook up.

Plato
11-26-2015, 05:57 PM
Apologies for never responding to you, Daniel. Haven't been on NB for a while. I'm always up for meeting new friends, but hunting partners might be a way off since the bird has asper.