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Falconry Experiences

At Angus Falconry we can offer you a wide variety of Falconry Experiences. These range from Handling Sessions aimed at introducing you to a number of hawks and falcons, to Hawking Days and Hawk Walks for the more advanced or enthusiastic consumer.  Most of our Experiences are based at the Brechin Castle Centre, and you can find out more about this centre here.

 

Please provide payment on the day, or contact us beforehand to arrange alternative payment.  Vouchers are available on request.

 

Please read on for further information, or jump to any of the following sections:

 

Meet the Birds

Handling Sessions

Hawk Walks

Falconry Tuition

Falconry Events and Corporate Days

Experience Hunting with Goshawks

Experience Hunting with Falcons

General Information

Contact Us

 

Meet the Birds

This session is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and fly a variety of Raptors including Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Eagles.

 

Our Falconers will introduce you to the birds, instruct you in basic handling and then allow you to enjoy the thrill of having our birds fly directly to your gloved hand.

 

As well as getting to handle native and non-native Birds of Prey, you will also learn about their Ecology and Biology, and explore the different styles of flight and hunting utilized by each different species – from the Great Grey Owl of the Arctic, to our native White Tailed Sea Eagle.

 

Please be aware – this activity is for a minimum of 2 participants, not including spectators. We will contact you if you order beneath this amount.

 

Prices

 

1.5 Hour Session

£54.17 Add to cart

Spectator

£8.33 Add to cart

 

Handling Sessions

This is a great session for those wanting to simply hold and admire a variety of different Raptors.  You will be instructed in the basics of holding and handling the birds safely and then be introduced to a range of different species from small Falcons, such as the Kestrel, through to the enormous White Tailed Sea Eagle.

 

There are numerous opportunities for photographs and our expert falconers will be on hand to provide detailed information about each species of Hawk, Owl, Falcon and Eagle as you encounter them, as well as insight in to the art of Falconry.

 

Please be aware – this activity is for a minimum of 2 participants, not including spectators. We will contact you if you order beneath this amount.

 

Prices

 

1 Hour Session

£37.50 Add to cart

Spectator

£8.33 Add to cart

 

Hawk Walks

This unforgettable and unique experience provides an opportunity to discover more about the art of Falconry and fly one of the most popular birds used in modern Falconry; the Harris Hawk.

 

Starting with instruction on basic handling techniques, you will be given a Harris Hawk to fly during a walk at one of our many venues throughout Scotland, under the direction and supervision of our Falconers.

 

Available for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 participants per session, plus up to 2 spectators. Please ensure you read the General Information section below to ensure you are wearing suitable clothing and are prepared for the event.

 

Prices

 

45 Minute Session

£25.00 Add to cart

Spectator

£8.33 Add to cart

Falconry Tuition

Angus Falconry Services can offer specialist tuition to those wishing to pursue a more in depth insight into the daily management and husbandry of Raptors or for those looking to take up Falconry for themselves.

 

Falconry requires absolute dedication, time and considerable investment.  Proper tuition is imperative in even the most basic skills required to safely manage and maintain a Hawk or Falcon in captivity.

 

If you have a genuine interest, why not call us for advice as to how best to proceed.  Be prepared, it may be that Falconry isn’t for you.

 

If it is, our expert Falconers can help you learn the basics and/or hone your expertise in the more complex areas of the sport, and are on hand to answer any questions.

 

Prices

 

£ POA

 

Falconry Events

At Angus Falconry Services we have been holding Falconry Events for a variety of occasions for many years. We’ve been present at corporate days, weddings, parties and public events, and as we recognise that every event is different, the services provided for the day are tailored to meet your requirements.

 

We will arrive with a selection of birds, from Sea Eagles to Barn Owls. Handling experiences will be suitable for all ages and abilities, as you will be able to handle birds from the calmer, quieter owls, to the large Sea Eagle for the more adventurous amongst you!

 

We will also provide flying demonstrations, and have a variety of birds on display to allow you to view many of our hawks and falcons in all their glory. The more adventurous participants may even want to try flying our birds for themselves! We’re on hand to answer any questions you may have, and will take photographs throughout the day, all of which can be provided on request.

 

Experience Hunting with Goshawks

The European Goshawk is revered as one of the most efficient and deadly of all Birds of Prey, and is used extensively by Falconers throughout the world in the pursuit of a range of quarry from small game birds such as Partridge to Blue and Brown Hare.

 

Experience the thrill of hunting game with these fast, agile Hawks. Arguably the most adept hunters of all the birds used in modern Falconry, you will join one of our expert falconers in the field, and observe the relationship between bird, falconer and dog in the active pursuit of quarry on our extensive hunting grounds in the beautiful Scottish countryside.

 

This specialist experience is limited to 2 participants per session.

 

Participants must possess a reasonable level of fitness as these sessions cross potentially challenging terrain. To take part in this event, you must read the General Information section below to ensure you are wearing suitable clothing and are prepared.

 

Prices

 

2.5 Hour Session

£62.50 Add to cart

Half Day Session

£79.17 Add to cart

Unfortunately we cannot permit spectators to accompany these sessions.

 

Experience Hunting with Falcons

When we think of Falconry most people picture a hooded Peregrine Falcon or a Peregrine Falcon stooping at speed toward its prey. Join one of our expert falconers and a selection of our outstanding hunting Falcons and Pointers to witness this incredible spectacle unfold before you.

 

Peregrines and Peregrine Hybrids are used in the pursuit of game including Partridge, Duck and Pheasant on our extensive hunting grounds. Watch in awe as the falcon turns and stoops from high above in pursuit of its quarry.

 

Opportunities to observe falcons flying ‘out of the hood’ in direct pursuit of quarry, such as Rooks and Seagulls, are also available. Large Falcons, including Gyr Hybrids, power off the fist as the falconer removes the hood, in direct pursuit with breathtaking agility and prowess.

 

These sessions are available for up to 4 participants.

 

Participants must possess a reasonable level of fitness as these sessions cross potentially steep, rough terrain. Before taking part you must read the General Information section below to ensure you suitably clothed and correctly prepared for the event.

 

Prices

 

Half Day Session

£79.17 Add to cart

Unfortunately, we cannot permit spectators to accompany these sessions.

 

General Information

 

All of our Falconry Experiences are available throughout the year, however we reserve the right to cancel if the weather conditions on the chosen day(s) are unsuitable. If you are unsure regarding the suitability of the weather we recommend contacting us, and familiarising yourself with our cancellation policy.

 

We provide everyone with specialised safety equipment appropriate for the chosen event, however we strongly recommend that you wear clothing and footwear suitable for outdoor pursuits. Difficult and changeable weather can be common in Scotland, so you should check the weather forecast in advance and dress accordingly, particularly if you are taking part in one of the Hunting Days, or a Hawk Walk. If you need advice closer to the time of your event we are more than willing to help. Regardless of the event, long sleeved tops are recommended, and please bear in mind that you are going to be handling birds of prey. Therefore you will need to follow instructions at all times, behave responsibly, and take due care throughout your experience.

 

Contact Us

 

If you would like to enquire regarding any of our Falconry Experiences, for bookings or general information, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below, or the further details provided on our Contact Page.

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