Becoming an apprentice

The Alaska Falconers Association's purpose is to improve, aid, and encourage competency in the art and practice of falconry among interested persons. We want to help anyone interested in becoming a falconer and provide resources to those at the apprenticeship level. All apprentice must have a sponsor, that sponsor must...

The Process of Finding a Sponsor

In order to be a sponsor, a falconer must have had their general permit for a minimum of two years or be a master falconer. Currently, there are 54 actively permitted falconers in Alaska. How many of those are retired or not practicing fluctuates as career changes or other circumstances...

Is Falconry Right For You?

Tell someone you’re a falconer and instantly you have their attention.  The intrigue of falconry for almost anyone can’t be denied. After all, you have somehow managed to convince a wild bird of prey to let you hunt with them and actually trained this wild bird to return to you on command....

Getting Started in Falconry

If you’re reading this, you have probably spent at least a good part of your life with a deep admiration for birds of prey. Consider yourself lucky, most people will go through life and never really notice them sitting on a power pole or soaring high above open plains looking...