Brooke, I recommend calling FWC to schedule your test and studying now, as you don't need a sponsor to take an exam.

Since sponsorship is a 2 year commitment people typically wont sponsor someone they don't know. Best way to get started is to get out in the field with falconers and get to know people.

You can look into the two clubs in Florida, the Florida Hawking Fraternity and the Florida Falconers Association. You can also check out florida gamehawkers on facebook. We frequently post about planned hunts and invite out apprentices and pre-apprentices to join us.