A teenager has become the youngest professional falconer in the UK after receiving a government backed grant to start his business.
Falconry is the art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game.
The Denbighshire Free Press has more:
Peter Wright, of Llangywer, near Bala, was 15 when he was awarded Â£1,000 by the Llwyddoâ€™n Lleol (Succeeding Locally) scheme which aims to help youngsters in North Wales aged 11 to 19.
What kind of business can someone into falconry start? According to the BBC, “the birds of prey are used for pest control and falconry displays, while hawks have been specially trained to deliver rings to the best man during wedding services.”
Interested in finding out more about falconry? Here are some excellent resources I dug up:
- An introduction to Falconry/ (article)
- Falconry: Art and Practice (book)
- Falconry: The Essential Guide (book)
- Starting a Falconry Pest Control Business (forum thread)
- Abatement Falconry Business Models (article)
- Falconry in Pest Bird Management (article)
- The US Falconry Revival Couldn’t Get More American (article)
- Farmers using falcons to chase winged pests (news)
- Talon Falconry is a soaring success (news)
- Falconry School Business In Auchterarder For Sale (business for sale)