Requests for Falconry Presentations

Hi Falconers, we’ve been getting a couple of requests for falconry presentations.

If you’re interested in doing a falconry presentation at one of these events, please contact the emails associated with them. You may discuss with them individually options for compensation and/or hunting on local properties.

What: Falconry presentation for 6th graders

Dates: Anytime between November through January.  

Times: Student core classes go from 8:15-1:20, during the day, except for their lunches which run from 11:20-12:25.  

Location: River Bend Middle School, 5601 Wallace Martin Way, Raleigh, NC 27616

Email: Amy Pluhuta and Sheree Small

Details: I am a middle school teacher and our 6th graders are reading “My Side of the Mountain” that discusses falconry in great detail.  I was wondering if there was anyone that would be willing/able to come in and do an on-site field trip/demo for us? Students will learn about falconry from the Middle Ages.  Then starting in March, the students read Frightful’s Mountain which is a novel pulled from the perspective of a falcon, what they hunt, feed from, etc.  Basically, we would love for the kids to learn more about Falconry and Falcons.

What: Falconry demo to to kick off a golf tournament

Date: Nov 8th, 2021

Time: 10:30AM (event starts at 11AM)

Location: Firethorne Country Club (1108 Firethorne Club Dr, Marvin, NC 28173) 


What: Falconry presentation for an Artist’s Market near Saxapahaw

Date: 11/20/21

Time window: 12-6p

Location: Steel String Brewery’s Pluck Farm, 6901 NC-54 W Mebane, NC


Details: Artists market & beer event with a Renaissance Faire theme…1st annual event on a 57 acre farm, beer, live music, wooded trails, disc golf, yard games, family friendly! 

P.S. Just a friendly reminder for falconers and useful info for the public about federal/state regulations regarding educational programs:

(8) Use of falconry raptors in conservation education programs . If you are a General or Master Falconer, you may use a bird you possess in conservation education programs presented in public venues.

(i) You do not need a Federal education permit to conduct conservation education activities using a falconry raptor held under a State, tribal, or territorial falconry permit.
(ii) You may present conservation programs as an Apprentice Falconer if you are under the supervision of a General or Master Falconer when you do so.
(iii) You must use the bird primarily for falconry.
(iv) You may charge a fee for presentation of a conservation education program. The fee may not exceed the amount required to recoup your costs.
(v) In conservation education programs, you must provide information about the biology, ecological roles, and conservation needs of raptors and other migratory birds, although not all of these topics must be addressed in every presentation. You may not give presentations that do not address falconry and conservation education.
(vi) You are responsible for all liability associated with conservation education activities you undertake ( see 50 CFR 13.50).

(9) Other educational uses of falconry raptors . You may allow photography, filming, or other such uses of falconry raptors to make movies or other sources of information on the practice of falconry or on the biology, ecological roles, and conservation needs of raptors and other migratory birds, though you may not be paid for doing so.

(i) You may not use falconry raptors to make movies, commercials, or in other commercial ventures that are not related to falconry.
(ii) You may not use falconry raptors for commercial entertainment; for advertisements; as a representation of any business, company, corporation, or other organization; or for promotion or endorsement of any products, merchandise, goods, services, meetings, or fairs, with the following exceptions:

(A) You may use a falconry raptor to promote or endorse a nonprofit falconry organization or association.
(B) You may use a falconry raptor to promote or endorse products or endeavors related to falconry, including, but not limited to items such as hoods, telemetry equipment, giant hoods, perches, materials for raptor facilities, falconry training and education materials, and scientific research and publication.

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