Apprentice Requirements


Red-Tailed Hawk


Most apprentices come into falconry as absolute beginners with little or no prior knowledge. Falconry is not an “overnight” achievement. Do you have the time, money, access to land, efforts, ethics, permits and personality for falconry?
Becoming a Master falconer takes at least seven years; finishing your apprenticeship alone will take at least two.
Sponsorship: All new falconers are required to have a sponsor.
The information on the next page will help you to have some basic information as an apprentice and decide if it something you wish to further pursue.

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Helpful Links

State of Wisconsin falconry license information –

NR18 rules and regs –


Stacy Rowe at Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: (608)-266-7012


For Propagation permits


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 3.
Phone: (612) 713-5421
FAX: (612) 713-5393
or F&W contact liason – Rick Rottman E-mail:
Webpage –