The Ontario Hawking Club maintains a supply of bands which are designed specifically for wild birds and meet MNRF requirements. These bands fit any raptor and can be applied without special tools.

To order a leg band from the Ontario Hawking Club, you will need to supply your falconry license number. Bands are supplied only if you meet ALL of the following conditions:

  1. You are a licensed Ontario falconer holding an Apprentice, General Falconry or Commercial falconry licence. You must supply your falconry licence number.
  2. You may not transfer the band to any other person.
  3. You may not use the band for anything other than a raptor caught under your falconry licence. It cannot, for example, be used for an unreleasable rehab bird, or  a captive bred bird that was not banded with a seamless band.
  4. Only one leg band per year will be provided- please be careful not to loose or damage it.

Bands will be mailed out using Canada Post,  please allow 2-3 weeks for your band to arrive. If you are planning on trapping in the fall, it’s a good idea to order the band in the summer so that you will have it when you go trapping.

Band application instructions are here: Leg band instructions

If you have questions, please contact:

To order a leg band:

Send an email to: and include

  • your falconry licence number
  • your home mailing address
  • let us know if you are an OHC member OR a non-OHC member

OHC  members: bands are free of charge

Non- OHC members: Bands cost $20.00 for non-members and you should allow 3 weeks for your band to arrive.

There are three payments methods but in all cases you must provide your falconry licence number and physical mailing address.

  1. You can pay on-line using the PayPal link below. You do not need to have a PayPal account, you can use the service as a one-time “guest” with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard) or a debit card. Please be sure that your correct home mailing address is provided.
  2. You may mail a cheque for $20.00 to: Louise Engel, 1118 Effingham Rd, Fenwich,  ON, L0s 1C0. Cheques should be payable to The Ontario Hawking Club.
  3. You can send an e-transfer to:  Please use this password: falconry



One Leg Band
Falconry licence #:
Goshawk Wild take permit #: