Falconry/Raptor Capture Information

Becoming a Wyoming Falconer

Refer to Chapter 25, Falconry and Raptor Propagation Regulation for specifics.
  • You must be at least 12 years of age and if less than 18 years of age, have a parent or legal guardian who is legally responsible for the falconry activities.
  • Testing:  You must pass the Wyoming falconry exam.  Call to schedule a time to take your exam at one of the WGFD Regional Offices or the Cheyenne Headquarters.  Exams are graded at the Cheyenne Headquarters office.
    • Study materials for the Falconry Exam:
      • California Hawking Club Apprentice Study Guide –
      • North American Falconry and Hawks (library) 
  • Exams will be graded at the Cheyenne Headquarters office and potential falconers will be notified of their test score, along with instructions for obtaining a permit (permit application, facilities inspection, etc.).
  • All apprentice falconers must have a sponsor (must be a Wyoming licensed General or Master falconer).

Raptor Capture License Application

Nonresident Raptor Capture License: Download Application Form
t Raptor Capture License:  Download Application Form

License to Hunt with Falcon

Download the Resident/Nonresident Multi-Purpose License Application form, check "License to Hunt with Falcon" 
Purchase online License to Hunt with Falcon Permit 

  1. ​Click on above link,
  2. Select "Individual Sportsperson Purchase" button,
  3. Conduct printer compatibility test,
  4. After successful printer test, click on "Proceed,"
  5. Comlpete your Sportsperson ID data
  6. Select "Other Stamps/Permits and Licenses,"
  7. Continue through purchase.
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