It's a process for sure. Requires a certain degree of lifestyle change. Being in Central TX you should have plenty of falconers within a hour or so drive. Ask around and see if any of them are willing to take you hunting so you can get a better feel as to what it's all about.(if you haven't already). A red tail is a good bird, powerful and robust. While you are locating a sponsor, consider where you will get your food.(raising quail and rabbit is a good source and fairly cheap to get in to).

btw, try to remember to add your name to the post, that way we know who we are speaking to.

Have a blessed day,