Experience the thrill of having a hawk drop 70’ from the canopy above and land gently on your glove while you learn about falconry and the lives of birds of prey.
Introduction to Falconry – Izaak Walton League (Medina)
Duration: 2 hours
Group size: Up to 12 guests
Minimum age: 9 years (for participants)
Introductory courses are offered at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday between April 1 and December 31.
- Participant Ages 9 +
- Observer Ages 9+. Someone who does not handle a hawk, but may otherwise fully participate in the program.
Learn about this most ancient of sports, as you handle and fly one of our trained hawks to your glove at the beautiful Izaak Walton League’s Medina location! As a result of participating in this course, you will learn…
- about the history of falconry, its origins and growth throughout the ages.
- about the important role that raptors (hawks, eagles, owls and falcons) play in their ecosystems and Falconry’s key role in raptor conservation efforts.
- the Five Skills of the Falconer (the basic skills that falconers use every day when trapping, training, and hunting, with their birds) as you work “hands-on” with one of our hawks.