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Austin5133
10-28-2015, 10:14 PM
I have interest in the sport of falconry. I am hoping to understand the sport and how falconry can be adopted into one's lifestyle. I hoping to get into contact with some falconers in the Wyoming area. I'm a 27 year old social worker in Worland Wyoming..


Thanks for you time :)

Austin Yeoman

Ally
10-29-2015, 08:50 AM
Welcome Austin! A big chunk of my family is from Basin, it's AWESOME country for falconry over there. Taken the hawk down with me a few times while visiting and it's been a ton of fun.

Not a whole lot of Wyoming folks, but hope someone will chime in. Good luck!

Austin5133
10-29-2015, 01:52 PM
Thanks Ally nice to meet you,

Agreed, this part of Wyoming seems to be a good area for falconry. I've been a rock/ice climber for a number of years and this area offers plenty of alpine adventures. Yes i'll patiently wait to cross paths with a master falconer, in the mean time ill reasearch & study falconry.

Cheers

Austin Yeoman

Dakota
10-29-2015, 03:07 PM
Hey Austin, I know a lot of Wyoming falconers, I am sure you meet some great people over there. Just thought I would say hi since your a social worker, I am too. We are a rare breed in this sport. Flying my bird after work is the best de-stresser I know of.

Austin5133
10-29-2015, 05:08 PM
Nice to meet you Dakota,

I sure that flying a falcon after work is a huge stress relief. I have been a social worker for about 3 years now. I was a probation and parole officer for a year but then found my nitch with incarcerated juvenile's. What type of social work are you involved with?

I would be ever so grateful to have the opportunity to meet these Wyoming Falconer's you speak of.

:) Austin Yeoman

Dakota
10-29-2015, 06:31 PM
You might find some on facebook, Randy Money in Buffalo. Jeff O'dell is on this site you can send him a message he is under the name"sharptail". Allen Beski is in Cheyenne. There are several longwingers in the Sheridan area. Try joining there club. I worked geriatrics the last six years, but now work as a counselor for a mental health service. I got my start in west Texas running wilderness trips for ajudicated teens. Done it all, child protection,TANF, uname it. Welcome aboard, I home you get you permit soon and start enjoying the life.

Austin5133
10-30-2015, 08:28 PM
Thanks Dakota for relaying the info, I've had a couple contacts with Wyoming falconer's, so I'm sure it won't be long until something pans out. I searched "Randy Money" on Facebook but no luck. I'll track down Jeff O'Dell and Allen Beski and shoot him a message. I recently ordered an apprentice study guide from a falconry company in Sheridan Wyoming. I'll look into joining their club after i get my feet wet with the sport. Your experience in social work is very impressive, its comforting to know that I'm not the only social worker that sees the benefit in falconry.

Cheers

Austin Yeoman