Someone has answered my prayers! A falconer named Brian posted a reply to my question on the forum and offered to help me trap a Red-tail. He traps near Monroe, NY, which is only a 3 hour drive away from here. I made tentative plans with him to meet him on Saturday and go trapping on a ridge where he seems to have a great deal of success; he trapped 8 birds last weekend! Hopefully the next time you hear from me I’ll have a Red-tail of my own.