Falconry is the sport of hunting wild quarry with trained Falcons, Hawks and Eagles. This ancient sport is alive and well and can be found being practiced in most countries. In the United States the sport is highly regulated at both the State and Federal level. Other countries also maintain a permit systems to legally hunt with and house a Raptor. As with any hunting sport, always check with your local government on the legalities pertaining to the sport. Falconry Hunting Outdoors Recreation.
Falconry is the hunting of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Falconry is the hunting of wild animals in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey. There are two traditional terms used to describe a person involved in falconry: a falconer flies a falcon; an austringer flies a hawk or an eagle. In modern falconry, the red-tailed hawk, the Harris's hawk, and the peregrine falcon are some of the more commonly used birds of prey. The practice of hunting with a conditioned falconry bird is also called "hawking" or "gamehawking", although the words "" and "hawker" have become used so much to refer to petty traveling traders, that the terms "falconer" and "falconry" now apply to most use of trained birds of prey to catch game. Many contemporary practitioners still use these words in their original meaning, however. In early English falconry literature, the word "falcon" referred to a female falcon only, while the word "hawk" or "hawke" referred to a female hawk.
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- Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital - The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is the world's foremost falcon welfare institution, and the first of its kind.
- Animal training - Animal training refers to teaching animals specific responses to specific conditions or stimuli. Training may be for purposes such as companionship, detection, protection, and entertainment.
- Anti-hunting - Opposition to hunting is espoused by people or groups who object to the practice of hunting, often seeking anti-hunting legislation and sometimes taking on acts of civil disobedience, such as hunt sabotage.
- Car hawking - Car hawking, or drive-by falconry is a modern falconry technique which relies upon the use of a motor car or other motor vehicle as a base from which to hunt wild quarry species with a trained raptor.
- Falconer's knot - The falconer's knot is a knot used in falconry to tether a bird of prey to a perch. Some sources show this knot to be identical to the halter hitch, but with a specific method of single-handed tying needed when the other hand is occupied holding the bird.
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- The International Centre for Birds of Prey www
Probably the most significant collection of Birds of Prey in the world, International Centre for Birds of Prey, with around 300 birds of prey and owls. Leading the world in captive breeding, having bred 50 species so far.
- Multilingual International Falconry Forum www
Multilingual international falconry forum with discussion and for sale sections International Falconry Forum.
- Mobile Ridgeside Falconry www
Mobile Falconry display team. Falconry. Also pest control and tuition. Ridgeside Falconry.
- Falconry Loch Lomond Bird of prey Centre www
Falconry centre near to loch lomond run by Stewart Robertson Loch Lomond Bird of prey Centre.
- White Alaska Falcons www
White and Silver Gyrfalcons owned by Falconer Lee Merrick. Falcons. Includes contact information and photographs. Alaska Falcons.
- Forum Falconry Forum www
Forum for falconers of all levels to talk about the sport. Falconry Forum.
- Falconry Falconry Pro www
Falconry Information site with legislation links apprenticeship schemes etc. Falconry Pro.
- An Kielder Water Bird of Prey and Falconry Centre www
An opportunity to meet, Water Bird of Prey and Falconry Centre, see and hear Owls and Birds of Prey (falcons, hawks, buzzards, vultures) from around the world and learn about the ancient sport of falconry. Kielder Water Bird of Prey and Falconry Centre.
- Details Steve Wright Falconry www
Details of Falconry Displays, Wright Falconry, Corporate Events and Hands-on Hawking Activities. Lists of books, articles. Steve Wright Falconry.
- Directory Raptor's Nest www
Directory of links for raptors and related falconry items and websites. Raptor's Nest.
- Counterpart PBS: A Falconer's Memoir www
Counterpart to the TV special, Falconer's Memoir, Dan O'Brien explains the attraction and meaning of falconry today, more than 4000 years after it began in China. Classroom activities. PBS: A Falconer's Memoir.
- Specializing Gauntlet Birds of Prey www
Specializing in courses and educational presentations for schools. Birds of Prey. Includes details, prices and contact information. Located in Knutsford, Cheshire, UK. Gauntlet Birds of Prey.
- A North American Falconers Exchange www
A Falconry Discussion Forum aimed at bringing falconers together. North American Falconers Exchange.
- Smallgame Gunflint Falconry Hunts www
Smallgame hunting with a trained bird of prey; educational sessions available. Falconry Hunts. Privately owned. Gunflint Falconry Hunts.
- Specializes Ireland's First School of Falconry www
Specializes in lessons with Harris hawks and hawk walks at Ashford Castle. First School of Falconry. Includes details, photos, rates, shopping and contact information. Ireland's First School of Falconry.
- Specializes Pacific Northwest Raptors www
Specializes in training and working with captive-bred birds of prey, Northwest Raptors, training their handlers and in educating the public about raptors. Pacific Northwest Raptors.
- The 2009 Festival of Falconry home page www
The official site for the 2009 Festival of Falconry to be held in Reading UK. Festival of Falconry home page. All arrangements should be confirmed through this site only. 2009 Festival of Falconry home page.
- For Raptor Repertoire www
For the falconer and raptor rehabilitator. Repertoire. Includes message board, photographs and poetry. Raptor Repertoire.
- Offers Falconhigh www
Offers an interactive flying display of Eagle owls, Falconhigh, kestrels, red-tailed hawks, Harris hawks, Saker and Gyr falcons, and Peregrine falcons. Includes venues and booking information. Falconhigh.
- A Online Falconry www
A site dedicated to the pursuit of modern falconry. Online Falconry.
- Photos, Italian Falconry Portal www
Photos, Falconry Portal, videos, links, chat and information about falconry in Italy. Italian Falconry Portal.
- Falconry Heart of England Raptors www
Falconry courses, England Raptors, hawking parties, The Scottish Hawking Experience, online equipment store, map and schedule. Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK. Heart of England Raptors.
- Based Yarak Birds of Prey www
Based in South Oxfordshire, Birds of Prey, offering advice on falconry, raptor rescue, falconry equipment, and courses. Yarak Birds of Prey.
- Promoting Cumbrian Falconry www
Promoting the ancient art of falconry through a full series of hands-on and interactive displays, Falconry, events and courses. Includes details and contact information. Located in The Coniston Hall Estate near Skipton North Yorkshire, UK. Cumbrian Falconry.
- Find Cheshire Falconry Centre www
Find out about displays with birds of prey including Eagles, Falconry Centre, Owls, Kestrels, and Hawks. Cheshire Falconry Centre.
- Website The Welsh Hawking club www
Website for members of the Welsh Hawking club and those wishing to join. The Welsh Hawking club.
- Offering UK Falconry - Countryside Hawking www
Offering educational visits, Falconry - Countryside Hawking, displays, courses, photos, booking and contact information. UK Falconry - Countryside Hawking.
- Articles The Falconers Web www
Articles on many aspects of falconry. Falconers Web. Features health problems and care, captive breeding, and raptor management. The Falconers Web.
- Renaissance Birds of Prey by Accipiter Enterprises www
Renaissance Faire falcon shows, Prey by Accipiter Enterprises, public awareness lectures and demonstrations, falconry apprentice program, and workshops. Birds of Prey by Accipiter Enterprises.
- Falconry Steven Jaremko's Falconry Page www
Falconry and hawking photos, Jaremko's Falconry Page, videos and illustrations. Beautiful shots of Steven's Harris. Steven Jaremko's Falconry Page.
- Falconry hawksrus.com www
Falconry experience site with details of services offered, hawksrus.com, contact pages, gallery and links. hawksrus.com.
- Forum, Falconry Questions Forum www
Forum, Questions Forum, dedicated to falconry. Falconry Questions Forum.
- Active Apprentice Falconry Forums www
Active falconry message boards with topics from finding a sponsor to health and training. Apprentice Falconry Forums.
- Traveling Skyhigh Falconry www
Traveling display of birds of prey located in Scotland. Falconry. Falconry displays for any event, at any venue. Birds of prey for film and television productions. Skyhigh Falconry.
- A Falconry World www
A site dedicated to the art of falconry. World. With daily posts about the sport including equipment, training and stories from the season. Falconry World.
- Offering Dartmoor Hawking www
Offering displays, Hawking, 1/2 day experience, hunting days, talks and educational presentations. Includes booking and contact information. Based in Dartmoor National Park, UK. Dartmoor Hawking.
- An Richard III Society - Fifteenth Century Life: Falconry www
An article on the origins and functions of medieval falconry by Shawn E. III Society - Fifteenth Century Life: Falconry. Carroll. Richard III Society - Fifteenth Century Life: Falconry.
- A International Falconry Forum www
A public discussion site for sharing knowledge and experience, Falconry Forum, helpline to track lost birds, and breeders showcase. International Falconry Forum.
- One Perthshire Falconry Services www
One of Scotland's foremost Falconry schools. Falconry Services. Full information on all 21 species of British bird of prey, photos, bird calls, information on all our services and about our breeding program Perthshire Falconry Services.
- Features Isle of Skye Falconry www
Features a range of birds from around the world, Skye Falconry, from a barn owl to an African Lanner falcon. Provides flying demonstrations and displays, courses, hawk walks and informative talks. Includes details, photos and contact information. Located in Kensaleyre. Isle of Skye Falconry.
- A The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre www
A collection of over 50 birds of prey for you to see, Cornish Birds of Prey Centre, with regular flying displays. The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre.
- Roy Falconry Canada www
Roy Priest's Falconry Home Page contains information on; B. Canada.C. Falconry Clubs, links, pictures, Falconry mailing list, breed registry, books-videos and a trading post. Falconry Canada.
- Site American Kestrels in Falconry www
Site for falconers to see some American Kestrels in action. Kestrels in Falconry. Kestrel videos, falconry info, games and links. American Kestrels in Falconry.
- Lantra Amews Falconry www
Lantra accredited centre for training in Hampshire, Falconry, UK. Find out about courses, hunting days, and events. Amews Falconry.
- International The Falconry Directory www
International Online Market Place for everything to do with Falconry. The Falconry Directory.
- Scotland's Raptor World Scotland www
Scotland's newest visitor centre. World Scotland. With emphasis on education, its hands on approach provides an unforgettable day for all the family. Raptor World Scotland.
- Information Falconry and more www
Information on Falconry and various Hunting Disciplines related to Falconry Falconry and more.
- Offers Devon Bird of Prey Centre www
Offers demonstrations and classes for beginner falconers. Bird of Prey Centre. Provides description of services, photos, and events schedule. Devon Bird of Prey Centre.
- Reunites Independent Bird Register www
Reunites lost, Bird Register, found, and stolen hawks, falcons, and owls. They issue uniquely-numbered rings for all birds of prey. Based in Warwick, UK. Independent Bird Register.
- Nottingham Hoots Owls www
Nottingham based Owl display team site. Owls. Site includes details on Owl rescue, picture gallery, news and contact details. Hoots Owls.
- Bavarian Falkenhorst Schloss Aschbach www
Bavarian falconer and breeder of eagles, Schloss Aschbach, hybrids, gyr, saker, and peregrine falcons. Provides details, history, photos, and contact information. CITES registered breeding project. Falkenhorst Schloss Aschbach.
- Raptor Raptors for Sale www
Raptor related classified site allowing users to submit birds for sale. Raptors for Sale.
- Organization Ohio Falconry Association www
Organization representing licensed falconers in the state. Falconry Association. Includes information on programs, regulations, and news. Ohio Falconry Association.
- Contains The Florida Hawking Fraternity www
Contains the Club's Constitution, Florida Hawking Fraternity, Membership form and a range of Legislative and Compliance Links. Located in Kissimmee. The Florida Hawking Fraternity.
- Features Steven's Hawking Page www
Features details of hawking trips to the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands. Hawking Page. Includes brief article about the subject, photos, list of terms, links and wallpaper downloads. Steven's Hawking Page.
- Contains Charlie Kaiser's Raptor Gallery www
Contains photos of wild and falconers' birds, Kaiser's Raptor Gallery, and links to related sites. Charlie Kaiser's Raptor Gallery.
- Site American Falconry Magazine www
Site offers subscription services and past issues, Falconry Magazine, as well as links and tips for beginners. American Falconry Magazine.
- Books, The Falconry and Raptor Education Foundation www
Books, Falconry and Raptor Education Foundation, Links, and good old fashioned education on Falconry in the modern United States. The Falconry and Raptor Education Foundation.
- Offering Pirotta Falconry Equipment www
Offering hoods, Falconry Equipment, gloves, bags, telemetry, blocks and transport boxes. Includes order information. [Italian and English] Pirotta Falconry Equipment.
- Falconry Falconry Supplies www
Falconry Equipment for bird of prey enthusiasts, Supplies, includes online ordering, news and events Falconry Supplies.
- Traveling Sky High Falconry www
Traveling Bird of Prey display team site. High Falconry. Located in Ayrshire, gives details of Pest Control, School Visits, Breeding and Photo Galleries of Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Owls Sky High Falconry.
- Offers Flying High Falconry www
Offers supervised falconry hunts. High Falconry. Provides prices, details, and photos. Flying High Falconry.
- Alexa: Falconry Hunting
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Falconry Hunting
- DMOZ: Falconry Hunting
dmoz.org Directory: Falconry Hunting