Longwings, Broadwings, & Shortwings: What’s the Difference?

Longwings, Broadwings, & Shortwings: What’s the Difference?

The most important tool in a falconer’s arsenal is, of course, their raptor. To find success in falconry—and truly experience the joy of the sport—you must care for, get to know, and build a relationship with your bird. Falconry has a long history behind it, and there are many different birds that have been used…

3 Things Every Aspiring Falconer Needs to Know

3 Things Every Aspiring Falconer Needs to Know

So, you want to get into falconry. Maybe you saw something about it online, witnessed a falconer in action, or just stumbled upon the fact that the sport even exists. However you got here, you’ve now discovered the one-of-a-kind magic of this ancient practice—and you want in! Getting into falconry isn’t like picking up a…

The History and Value of the Ancient Art of Falconry

The History and Value of the Ancient Art of Falconry

The ancient sport of falconry interests many people, but the time and effort to master the skill makes it a sport for only the most dedicated. However, you can still learn more about the history of falconry and its use today. The sport helps everyone to develop an appreciation for the beauty, intelligence, and value…

Equipment Needed To Get Into Falconry

Equipment Needed To Get Into Falconry

If you’re interested in falconry, you need a few supplies before you can properly work with the birds. Here are some must-have pieces of equipment to invest in as you get started in the sport. Aba An aba is a form of a restraint for a hawk or falcon. It is primarily used to calm…

In California, Falcons are Keeping Nuisance Birds off Farms

In California, Falcons are Keeping Nuisance Birds off Farms

Historically, the ancient sport of falconry was developed to hunt small game with trained raptors. Since humans first started training raptors more than 3,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, however, the principles of falconry have found a number of other practical applications as well. In recent years, falconers have even found work protecting agricultural lands from…

How to Trap Your First Bird

How to Trap Your First Bird

If you’re thinking about trapping your first bird, you will want to be sure that you have all of your trapping equipment ready and of course your trapping and falconry permit in hand with you at all times. Besides these things you will want to be sure to have all of your tethering supplies such…

How To Get Started In Falconry

How To Get Started In Falconry

Mike’s Falconry Supplies is always happy to work with both veteran falconers and newcomers alike. If you have little or no experience in falconry, there are a few things you can do to get started. Although falconry can seem daunting for those who are new to the art, taking your first steps into this exciting…