I got an email today from the New York State DEC Special Licenses Unit today with a scanned copy of my state falconry permit! Things are moving along now, which is a huge relief. Now the US Fish and Wildlife Service can start processing my federal permit, and hopefully I’ll have that in a couple days. The DEC is sending, along with a hard copy of my license, the Raptor Capture Authorization form, which I’m going to (hopefully) fill out as soon as I can and turn it around. In the meantime, it’s time to start looking for immature Red-Tails!