Hello all!

I was encouraged by my cousin to join the boards. I was introduced to falconry through her (well, was introduced by staring longingly at her facebook photos and chatting with her- she lives in FL).
I've been sitting on the idea of pursuing my apprentice licence for quite a while, and I've finally decided to go for it. I'm joining NAFA and GLFA and will hopefully meet some people through there (and through here!). As soon as I'm confident that I've stuffed my brain enough I'll take the test (sometime between now and December) and then work on finding a sponsor. I'm praying that it won't be too hard to find a sponsor down here (I'm located in Shorewood - right next to Joliet, about an hour south of Chicago).

I would love to meet any falconers in the area (or anywhere in a 40 mile radius, really) to see their setups and their birds.