With extremely limited numbers of Passage Falcons being taken under licence once again in The States for the purposes of falconry, a whole raft of interest has surfaced amongst falconers new and old regarding them. Up until approximately forty years or so then certainly the flying of a passage falcon, as opposed to an eyass, would have been a far more likely prospect for a European falconer. With the dramatic drop in wild populations of raptors across the globe then sensibly legislation came in to severely restrict access to wild populations and the focus, certainly for the majority of the falconry community across the globe, shifted to the domestic production of raptors. As methods and techniques became honed and success was gradually brought about the legislative powers decided that in many countries falconry could be self sustaining in terms of its supply of hawks for sport. Therefore the passage falcon gradually became something modern falconers tended to read about as opposed to something they actually handled and flew.