Quote Originally Posted by Sayloth View Post
. . . how should I go about introducing myself? Am I being to timid or should I have already called the falconers given to me by the DGIF?
Sorry, meant to address this part of your post and hit "post quick reply" too soon!

My personal recommendation would be to call the folks, that the DGIF provided info on, and let them know where you obtained their phone number and that you will be at the meets. Also let them know you are interested in becoming an apprentice and look forward to introducing yourself to them at the meets, if they will be there. If they live a reasonable distance from you, heck I'd go ahead and ask if you can drive over "now" and beat some brush for them on some hunts. Nothing wrong with letting them know you are READY to get started.

Again, enjoy your falconry journey!