Arrington discusses the history of falconry, one of the oldest sports which employs animals for sporting purposes. While falconry is still practiced in many places, its popularity has diminished. Few people have the time it takes to capture, tame, train, and hunt falcons. North Carolina games laws do not permit the taking of game birds or protected birds by means other than those listed in the hunting regulations. While falcons can be used within the state, they can be legally used only on unprotected species.