The Hawk Conservancy Trust, in association with Amews Falconry, is offering a rewarding opportunity to achieve the nationally recognised Lantra qualification. This 4-day course in bird of prey management and husbandry has the option of an assessment to achieve the Lantra Award.
The course is designed to teach the beginner, with little or no knowledge, how to prepare for, source, select and care for birds of prey.
The course will take place at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, and will cover the following topics:
- species suitability,
- essential falconry equipment,
- feed and food preparation,
- purchasing your first bird,
- manning and initial training techniques,
- weighing and weight management,
- making and fitting essential falconry equipment and flying a bird free,
- picking up and carrying,
- flying to the fist on a créance (training line).
The course runs over four days (10am – 4pm). There will be additional homework between sessions. Participants will be assessed on the final afternoon on the practical elements of the course. Following the course, there is an extended period for workbooks to be completed and assessed to attain the Lantra Award.
Lunch, tea and coffee, all your training and equipment and Lantra certificate, if attained, are included in the price. Also included is a complimentary adult admission ticket to the Trust.
Sorry, there are no dates available at present. If you call our main office on 01264 773850, they may be able to help.
To book your place, please call the Hawk Conservancy Trust office on 01264 773850 between 9.00am and 5pm.
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