Welcome Cole, you are taking all the right steps. Just be aware that it will be a slow process. You should join the OFA and follow them on Facebook. There is a meet coming up soon and you can try to network there. That info will be on the FB page. It might also help if you were a bit more specific about where you live. There’s only about 120 practicing falconers here and we’re fairly spread out. So patience and diligence are virtues. Were in the middle of our hunting season now so it shouldn’t be difficult to find someone that’s willing to take you along hunting.