When people find out I do falconry, they inevitably ask how you train a bird to follow you in the wild and hunt. So, we made a video showing a glimpse of the training process. This video starts AFTER the trapping, the initial manning process, and getting the bird to jump to your first. I’m hoping to do a video about manning soon, and I’ve already done one about getting the bird to jump to your fist.

Here’s a couple things to note about the video:

One, a five minute video can’t cover a process that takes three weeks of daily training! I tried to keep the basic progression but nothing can replace the feel of seeing a bird grow to trust and respond to you.

Two, there are a lot of differences between falconers in the training process. I train the way I was taught to train, but others have slightly different methods. It’s all good.