My name is William and I'm newly introduced to falconry. As a child I read everything I could on raptors and falconry, and I gladly paid the late fees to the Bowie Public Library[emoji16] .

At 38 I have started the journey. I'll try to keep you posted.

I attended two VFA events this year, and was graciously welcomed by everyone and learned more from two hunts and talking to some highly skilled falconers than I could have dreamed. I witnessed two kills and got a taste of why humans have done this for thousands of years.