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Ohio School of Falconry

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Come Fly with Us!

The Ohio School of Falconry was founded in 2014 with the goal of making the falconry experience accessible to people from all walks of life. Located at historic Camp Mary Orton in the scenic Olentangy Highbanks area of Columbus, Ohio, the school is licensed at both the state and federal levels to provide a variety of hands-on falconry programming.

So, whether you’re interested in one of our existing falconry courses, or one tailored specifically for your audience, The Ohio School of Falconry can provide you with the experience of a lifetime!

A 5-Star Falconry Experience

"My boyfriend and I were surprised with a “Walk with Hawks” experience for Christmas. We weren’t yet familiar with falconry and didn’t know what to expect from the class, but we were delighted with the experience! Joe was an excellent instructor and told us the interesting history of the sport, in addition to guiding the interaction between guests and the hawks. It was incredible to be so close to such beautiful birds, and we were amazed by the intelligence and cooperation they displayed. Would definitely recommend this class!"

– Marisa Sorboro

"Getting the opportunity to see and interact with beautiful birds of prey would have been awesome under most circumstances, but Joe was so much fun to work with! His personality and passion for what he does made the experience extra special. I would love to come back to work with this school again!"

– Kaitlyn Rogers

"The Walk with Hawks was an experience my dad and I will never forget. My dad had been wanting to fly birds of prey for over twenty years and he wasn't disappointed at all. Joe was very educational and informed us appropriately about not only the basics of falconry but also what was required to pursue the full-time lifestyle. It was also very hands on too, allowing us to fly the birds to our gloves in different scenarios, and even off leash! I highly recommend the Ohio School of Falconry to everyone! Definitely five stars!"

– Josh Saker

"I cannot recommend this highly enough! Joe was an excellent instructor who shared tons of knowledge, answered all of our questions, and threw in some humor along with it. He made even the shyest young participant feel comfortable with the birds. You could tell this is truly his passion."

– Mary Nelson

"What a wonderful experience enjoying the beautiful day with the raptors! The whole family went for daughter's birthday and it was a one-of-a-kind experience. Joe was a delight- passionate about the birds, and funny. We learned a lot from him. Our excursion ignited a desire for Samantha to learn falconry herself. She had a memorable time handling the hawks! I highly recommend Joe and Ohio School of Falconry!"

– Rose Sorge