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Hours of Operation:

We are a "by appointment only facility" please visit us by means of booking one of our experiences or courses.

Raptor Hill Falconry

The Virginia Falconry School

1810 Panorama View Dr. 

Stanley, VA 22851

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 Falconry Experience

This is our Open-Enrollment type Experience.

You will be in a small group setting with other guests.  

Experience Highlights

  • First, delve into the rich ancient history between humans and raptors in our Tudor style classroom. Here you will be exposed to the equipment, training techniques, natural history,  care and management of raptors.

  • You will then be fitted with your gauntlet as you learn how to call a raptor to you!

  • Witness the aerial acrobatics from some of the fastest animals on our planet.

  • With nature as our classroom, experience the thrill of our trained raptors flying to your gloved arm from over 100 feet away and more!

  • Gain knowledge on current issues facing these spectacular predators and learn some simple solutions you can participate in to insure their future existence.

 

Details Unique to this Experience

  • This experience an open-enrollment type. You will be attending this experience with additional guests you may not know. However, to be sure that each guest receives adequate time with the bird, we have keep the group size small to only 6 participants.

  • If you are looking for an experience that is private, for your group only, please see our Private falconry Experience. 

  • This is a great experience for those guests traveling alone or do not meet the minimum group size for other experiences.  

Additional Information

Spring/Summer:

Please dress appropriately, closed toed shoes and bug spray.  

Fall/Winter:

Raptor Hill is located on the side of a mountain, as we hold our experiences later in the afternoon, the temperature can drop significantly so, please dress appropriately.  

Raptors flying to your

gloved arm

Raptors flying free

around you

Holding raptors on your

gloved arm

 Some walking over uneven ground required.

EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUICK DETAILS: 

 

Duration:  Plan to be here for 1.5 to 2 hours so you will haver adequate time with the raptors.

Ages: Participants must be 7 and up            Children under 6 are free

(Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Participants: (Ages 7+) $99 Each

Observers:  $30 Each

Maximum Group size:Participants 

Minimum Group Size: 2 Participants

 (For a guest with special needs, please contact us.)

Note: Classes & Experiences fill up very quickly. Our first availability may be 5 to 7 months  from today.