Does the sight of a soaring bird of prey make you catch your breath? Does the world of falconry intrigue you? Perhaps you are considering taking up this ancient sport? This book will guide you through the basics of choosing an appropriate species, building suitable accommodation, equipping your new bird, ensuring proper diet and care and training your bird to fly free and hunt quarry. This is no small undertaking; beginners must be prepared for this sometimes overwhelming, but always challenging sport.