falconry hawk sitting on a gloved hand

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 Casper Regional Office.


Study materials for the Falconry Exam:

  • California Hawking Club Apprentice Study Guide – www.calhawkingclub.org
  • North American Falconry and Hawks (library) 


Exams will be graded at the Casper Regional Office and potential falconers will be notified of their test scores, 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).


Wyoming Falconry Permit Application
Falconry Facility Inspection Form
USFWS form 3-186A 

Falconer with his female peregrine