Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Christine Peyreigne, of Weston, is currently the state’s youngest and only female General Class Falconer. She will give a presentation with her two falconry birds, Theron and Milo. Theron is a three year old Red Tailed Hawk who has been trained by and has been hunting with Christine for over two years. Milo is a twenty year old Harris Hawk, who was transferred to Christine from another falconer this past January.
Falconry, the sport of hunting with a bird of prey, is more of a lifestyle than a sport, as you are responsible for the daily care of a wild bird of prey, and must attend to his/her needs on a daily basis. It is not a sport for everyone, but can be a highly rewarding sport to those with a passion for wildlife and getting up close and personal with what these birds do naturally. Come out and learn about the history of this sport, meet Theron and Milo, learn about what is involved with training a wild bird of prey, and watch Christine and Theron as she puts him through some of his training for you to see. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask all your questions and learn more about this little known sport!
Children under 12 are welcome and free of charge!
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Cost: $20 per Person
Instructor: Christine Peyreigne