Falconry Bibliography 2014

The following reference materials and websites were used to develop the Florida Falconry Exam

  • California Hawking Club, Apprentice Study Guide,Western Sporting, 2009
    (Note:  this book is written with California’s falconry rules in mind.  As such, the rules and regulations may be inaccurate for Florida, but the other content is very good for a beginning falconer studying for the test).
  • California Hawking Club, Apprentice Manual, Western Sporting, 2004
    (Note:  this book is written with California’s falconry rules in mind.  As such, the rules and regulations may be inaccurate for Florida, but the other content is very good for a beginning falconer studying for the test).
  • Beebe, Frank, L., Webster, Harold, M., North American Falconry & Hunting Hawks, Northwoods, 2013, 9th edition (2 volumes)
  • Oakes, William C., The Falconer’s Apprentice, A Guide to Training the Red-tailed Hawk, Eagle Wing Publishing, 2001
  • Kimsey, Brian A. & Hodge, Jim, Falconry Equipment, Kimsey & Hodge Publications, 2007, 4th printing
  • Beebe, Frank. L., A Falconry Manual, Hancock House, 2008
  • Clark, William, S. & Wheeler, Brian, K., A Photographic Guide to the Hawks of North America, Princeton University Press, 2003

The Modern Apprentice (Instructional web site)
http://www.themodernapprentice.com/ 

Florida Administrative Code, Rule 68A-9.005
https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?title=MISCELLANEOUS PERMITS&ID=68A-9.005

Falconry Resources

The following reference materials and web sites are listed as additional reference materials and/or resources to aid potential falconers in their pursuit of the sport of falconry

Further Reading

  • Brewer, Gary, Buteos and Bushytails, GLB Publications, 1995
  • McGranagham, Liam., The Red-tailed Hawk, A Complete Guide to Training and Hunting North America’s Most Versatile Game Hawk, Northwoods, 2007
  • Beebe, Frank L., The Complete Falconer, Hancock House, 1992
  • Coulson, Jennifer and Tom, The Harris Hawk Revolution, Parabuteo Publishing, 2012
  • Glasier, Phillip., Falconry and Hawking, Batsford Publishing, 1998, 3rd edition
  • Mavrogordato, Jack G., Trilogy: A Hawk for the Bush, A falcon in the Field,&Behind the Scenes, Western Sporting, 2005
  • McDermott, Michael, The Imprint Accipiter II, Including Tame Hacking, Western Sporting, 2009, 2nd edition
  • Mullenix, Matthew, American Kestrels in Modern Falconry, Western Sporting, 2004, 3rd expanded edition
  • Walker, Adrian, The Encyclopedia of Falconry, The Derrydale Press, 1999
  • Woodruff, Ben, Trapping Essentials, An Illustrated Guide to Trapping Raptors, Western Sporting, 2008

Field Guides

  • Clark, William, S. & Wheeler, Brian, K., Hawks of North America (Peterson Field Guide), Houghton Mifflin Co., 2001
  • Dunne, Pete, Sibley, David & Sutton, Clay, Hawks in Flight, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988

Websites

Information and clubs:

Equipment and Supplies:

 



FWC Facts:
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