From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - November 16 Is World Falconry Day
Austin, Texas -
Falconry associations worldwide, including members of the International Association for Falconry and Birds of Prey and the Texas Hawking Association, will be celebrating World Falconry Day November 16.
“The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Hawking Association have been working together for 33 years to keep falconry vibrant in Texas,” says Steve Oleson, THA president.
Falconry, according to Oleson, is “a hunting tradition defined as ’taking quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of trained birds of prey.’”
State regulations provide the legal framework which allows individuals to practice falconry in the state. Texas law requires newly permitted falconers to serve a two-year apprenticeship, learning from a more experienced falconer... more on World Falconry Day in Texas