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Raptor Hill Falconry

1810 Panorama View Dr. 

Stanley, VA 22851

Hours of Operation:

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

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 Hours: We are a “by appointment only” facility. So please come and visit us by means of signing up through one of our experiences or courses.

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  What awaits...   

   Experience Medieval Falconry! 

Step back in time to our Tudor style classroom, which contains art and artifacts pertaining to the ancient sport of Falconry.

This will enhance your experience by creating an atmosphere of the medieval type.

With our royal Falcons atop gilded perches you will learn about the biology of raptors, the ancient history of Falconry, conservation concerns and our training techniques. Finally, you will adorn your gauntlet for once in a  lifetime experience as our well trained falcons demonstrate their flying ability and fly to you for a fantastic photo opportunity!

 

 Hours: We are a “by appointment only” facility. So please come and visit us by means of signing up through one of our experiences or courses.

Falconry Experiences & Classes

Private Falconry Experience

A unique encounter and experience with a bird of prey for your private group

2 Participant Minimum

 

Rates:

- Participants (Ages 7+):  $125 each

- Observers:  $30 each

   (age 6 and under free observer)

Duration:

1.5 hours - 2 hours

 

About:

Falconry’s 4,000-year-old history is revealed during this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We include an overview of the fascinating natural history, training and conservation methods of these majestic predators. Start off in our Tudor style classroom and get exposed to the equipment, field training techniques and care of these magnificent raptors. Then, with nature as our classroom, experience the thrill of partnering with a raptor as each participant has the opportunity to have a bird of prey fly to their gloved arm. Imagine the bird dropping from 20 feet high or approaching from 100 feet away as it is called to your glove! An unforgettable opportunity to fly one of our falcons.

Private V.I.P Ultimate Falconry Trifecta

A private experience with several species of birds of prey

2 Participant Minimum

Rates

- First 2 Participants (Ages 7+):   $225 per person 

  price includes 1 free observer for each of the first 2 participants

- Additional Participants (Ages 7+):   $175 each


- Additional Observers:  $30 each

  (age 6 and under free observer)

* If Your Group Contains More Than 6 Participants Please Call Us. *

Duration:

2 Hours - 2.5 Hours

 

About:

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore several species of raptors. Included is everything our Private Falconry Experience (please see our Private Falconry Experience description) offers plus a chance to handle either a Barn Owl or Eagle Owl and one of the smallest members of our feathered team, an Eurasian Kestrel or American Kestrel.

Private Owl Experience

Up Close & Personal Experience with our Resident Owls!

2 Participant Minimum

Rates

- Participants (Ages 7+):   $95 each

- Observers:   $30 each

   (age 6 and under free observer)

  

Duration:

1.5 hours - 2 hours

 

About:

The Owl has been both persecuted and adored by humans for thousands of years. Their natural history is full of curiosities. You will meet two of our resident owls in an up-close and personal experience. Learn about their amazing adaptations for survival, conservation efforts and how you can help aid in their continued existence. The experience includes an opportunity to hold each owl for photos and the possibility to witness one of our owls in flight.

1/2 Day Falconry Course

For guests that are strictly interested in the hunting sport of Falconry. Learn more about how to obtain a falconry license & experience the thrill of a trained raptor flying to your gloved arm!

2 Participant Minimum

Rates

- Participants (Ages 7+):  $175 each

*No observers*

 

Duration:

3 hours - 4 Hours

 

About:

Falconry is one of the most regulated sports in the United States. There are numerous requirements that must be met in order to obtain a falconry license. For those who have a strong interest in the sport of falconry, Raptor Hill offers this half-day falconry training course. You will become more familiar with sport of falconry, the laws and regulations governing falconry, raptor housing requirements, captive care and the required steps and procedures to become a falconer.  This intensive course will help you to begin the process or help you to decide if the sport of falconry is suited for you.

NOTE: This course does not guarantee or issue you your license.  

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