The Northern Wings educational center and its authorized trainers offer training in falconry allowing, subject to the success of the course, the obtaining of a falconry license from the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks of Quebec.
The courses are offered to those who demonstrate a deep interest in falconry, which is 100% committed to art and their main partner: their bird.
An extremely limited number (five (5) to ten (10) students per cohort) of people can register for the training which is held once a year.
The training lasts twelve (12) months; in accordance with the new regulations in force in Quebec on September 8, 2018 which must be respected by all falconry centers as well as the falconers themselves, a year of training must be planned for students in order to obtain their Class permit 1 of falconry. The letter allows the individual to take advantage of a bird of prey while respecting different criteria (bird species, habitat, etc.).
In the following program, you will learn:
- The introduction to falconry.
- Birds used in falconry.
- Presentation of relevant literature and readings.
- The essential equipment of the falconer.
- The arrangement of aviaries.
- The anatomy of birds of prey.
- The care of the bird.
- Quebec regulations and laws according to the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.
- The diet of the bird of prey.
- Caring for your bird.
- Prevention of trauma and potential dangers.
- Appropriate handling of the bird.
- Training in assisted flight (with claim) and free flight (without ties).
- Birds of prey native to Quebec and Canada.
At the end of the training, you will get a certificate from the falconer who taught you, allowing you to validate your license with the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks of Quebec.
Our organization is non-profit; we are above all an educational center with the right to provide recognized training in falconry. As a result, all the profits generated by the training is reinvested in the welfare of the birds, their care, supplies, equipment and facilities.
Duration: 1 year (12 months)
Price: 775$ CAD.
*Furthermore taxes; payable in cash, by interac transfer, check or, via our website, by credit card or paypal. Payment by check will confirm registration upon receipt only.
To Register, please contact us via email or our facebook page.
*For non-resident's who are interested in taking the course, please contact your local ministry if falconry is a legal sport in your province before contacting us.*