Definition of falconer
: a person who breeds, trains, or hunts with hawks
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Nothing was as good as a falconer with his bird, but that cost a couple of hundred dollars a day.
Peyreigne is one of about 13 active falconers in the state and 5,000 in the country.
Sixty-eight boxes are occupied by hungry barn owls; during the harvest, a falconer comes to some vineyards every day, launching a bird of prey to scare away other birds with a taste for grapes.
Over the past five years, falconers across the country have received 144 licenses for commercial bird abatement through falconry, according to data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
California operators got about a third of those, with 51 such licenses given to master falconers, including 23 that were issued in 2016.
Falconers-in-training must pay for expensive permits and licenses.
In order to join this legacy, prospective falconers have to have as much stamina as their birds.
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Definition of falconer for English Language Learners
: a person who hunts with hawks or trains hawks for hunting
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