Good luck Cliff, there are some falconers in your part of the state who are members of Great Lakes Falconry Association. Check them out; they will have a field meet coming up later in February. I went to their Feb. meet 2 years ago, and it was what really got me in hot pursuit of apprenticeship. Redtails, goshawks, harris' hawks, and peregrines were all doing their thing that Saturday. It's worth your time to go and get a view from the field, and watch the falconers handle their hawks....i think i just talked myself into going again this year...lol.
scott