Thursday, July 6, 2023

Falconry, Wildlife Rehabilitator, and Leashed Tracking Dog Handler Exams Set for Aug.


Examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2023. The registration deadline for these free online exams is August 9, 2023.

Free study guides, the link to the registration website, and directions on how to register is provided on each of the individual license webpages. An email acknowledgment of registration will be sent to applicants, and later, an additional one-time link to access the website on the day of the exam.

For questions or assistance, please email us.


Photo at top courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS.)

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  1. I was excited to read your article about the upcoming falconry, wildlife rehabilitator, and leashed tracking dog handler exams set for August. It’s fantastic to see these exams being offered, as they play a crucial role in ensuring the expertise and competence of individuals involved in these important fields.

    Falconry, wildlife rehabilitation, and leashed tracking dog handling are all significant areas that contribute to the conservation and welfare of wildlife. These exams serve as a benchmark to assess the knowledge, skills, and understanding required to work in these fields responsibly and ethically.

    The opportunity for individuals to obtain certification in falconry demonstrates a commitment to the ancient art of falconry and the conservation of raptors. It highlights the dedication of those passionate about these magnificent birds and their preservation.

    Additionally, the wildlife rehabilitator exam plays a crucial role in maintaining high standards of care and rehabilitation for injured or orphaned wildlife. It ensures that wildlife rehabilitators have the necessary knowledge and expertise to provide appropriate treatment and support for animals in need.

    The inclusion of the leashed tracking dog handler exam showcases the importance of properly trained dogs in tracking and locating missing persons or animals. This certification process ensures that handlers possess the skills to work effectively with their dogs and contribute to search and rescue efforts.

    I commend Adirondack Almanack for sharing this important information with your readers. The availability of these exams not only promotes professionalism and competence but also contributes to the preservation and well-being of wildlife in the Adirondack region.

    Thank you for highlighting these upcoming exams. I hope they are successful in attracting individuals passionate about falconry, wildlife rehabilitation, and leashed tracking dog handling, and that their participation leads to a positive impact on the conservation efforts within the Adirondack area.

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