Falconry

Self-Paced | taught by Ben Woodruff
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Ben Woodruff
Ben Woodruff
Naturalist

About the instructor

Self-Paced: Take at your own time at your own Pace.

Have you ever been inspired by the sight of a falcon or eagle soaring in the sky? Have you ever wondered how falconers train birds of prey to fly free and come back? Have you ever dreamt of becoming a falconer and training your own falcon or hawk?
Our falconry class offers in-depth look into the oldest field sport in human history.


Join us on a one of a kind journey, covering human history and culture, biology, geology art and philosophy.


This course is designed to not only teach you about falconry, but also prepares you to become a falconer if you are interested in getting your license.


Falconry is not merely keeping an exotic pet. It requires knowledge of the birds themselves, knowledge of training techniques and specialized falconry equipment that has been fine-tuned over the past 5,000 years.
Topics Covered

  • how the crusades and the Renaissance permanently changed the way falconry is practiced today
  • training and upkeep of individual falcons, hawks, and owls in captivity
  • how they hunt in the wild
  • biology
  • follow the training and upkeep of individual falcons, hawks ad owls in captivity
  • learn how they are trained to fly free, hunt in the wild, and still return to the falconer
  • review falconry equipment
  • learn the specifics of how and why certain equipment is used
  • how to keep a bird happy and healthy
  • legal requirements for keeping a bird of prey

We will be reading "My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George.


Course Curriculum

Laws and Regulations