Join Master Falconer Steve Hein, Wildlife Center Director, for active participation in natural predation. The drama unfolds before your eyes. Marvel at the power of the Red-tailed hawk and the sheer speed of the Peregrine falcon. Take to the field for the experience of a lifetime!
Also, during the exclusive day:
•Learn about raptor ecology and the sport of falconry as it is practiced in the modern age.
•Take to the field, hunting Red-tail Hawks, Peregrine Falcons and Harris Hawks for squirrels, rabbits, or ducks.
•Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the $2.3 million Center.
•Look behind the scenes at our raptor husbandry and training facility.
•Witness overhead a direct flight of the free-flying hawks, owls, and falcons during a raptor demonstration.
Details about the Hunt:
Location: Statesboro, GA
Clothing: Clothing and footwear should be appropriate for outdoor experience.
Health: Guests should be in good physical health. The hunt is by foot and requires a bit of walking.
Number of People: 6-8 people are included in the Falcon Hunt.
Age: Participants must be at least 10 years of age.
Hunting Season: Excursions are available from October through February, in adherence with the seasons set forth by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Overview of the Excursion:
Evening before the hunt (optional): If you arrive the evening before the hunt, meet one of your falconry guides and an avian hunting partner in a relaxed setting. He will instruct you in the basics of falconry and resolve the optimum hunting schedule for the next day. We recommend the Harris hawk searching through bottomland hardwood forests for challenging grey squirrels and the Peregrine falcon stooping for waterfowl.
Day of the Hunt: Get up early and head to the fields (around 8:00 a.m.). While the outcome is never certain, the awe and thrill of hunting with these magnificent partners is guaranteed! An exhilarating morning, a well-earned lunch, and more hunting is promised for the afternoon. Late afternoon brings you back to The Center for Wildlife Education for an up-close study of a variety of raptor species, a behind-the-scenes tour of the facility, a flighted raptor demonstration, and terrific photo opportunities.
To make a reservation contact:
Steve Hein, Wildlife Center Director
Phone: (912) 478-0831
Fax: (912) 478-1779
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org