Welcome to the "Pennsylvania Falconry & Hawk Trust"

Message from the webmaster: Please be patient while I populate and wrap up the new websites content and structure. There will be various changes over the next few weeks. I will be working diligently with the club editor and other club members to get information that is deemed necessary to be posted on the website published.

The goal is to have a publicly accessible website with useful information and resources to help out aspiring and seasoned falconers alike. This includes club information, falconry information, and useful resources like vendors. Do not hesitate to submit something you think should be posted on the website through one of the various contact forms or to your club board contact directly.

"My lord shall never rest; I'll watch him tame, and talk him out of patience. - Shakespeare"

Upcoming Events

  1. 2019 PFHT Winter Field Meet

    January 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 5, 2019 @ 11:55 pm
  2. NY State Falconry Association 2018 Fall Field Meet

    November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 4 @ 11:55 pm
  3. 2018 NAFA Annual Field Meet

    December 2 @ 8:00 am - December 7 @ 5:00 pm
  4. NJ Falconry Club 2019 Annual Field Meet

    February 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 9, 2019 @ 11:55 pm
  5. 2018-2019 PA Falconry Season Comes to a Close

    March 31, 2019

Important Pages

Board Members

If you're looking to contact a regional director or other board member, this is the page that will help you make that contact!

Event Calendar

This will take you directly to our event calendar. Here you can find local PA meets as well as nearby state club meets!

About the Club

This page is where you learn about PFHT's mission, objectives and current direction.

Apprenticeship

So you're interested in Falconry? This page will help you start gaining an understanding of the steps and processes to do that.

Wingbeat – Annual Publication

Here you can access the current and past Wingbeat annual journal publications in a digital format!

Creance – Quarterly Publication

Here you can find copies of old and current creance newsletters.

Why are you a falconer?

Since I was kid, hunting in my dad’s fields during deer season, I was always fascinated watching the Harriers and Kestrels go cruising through looking for mice. Over the years, I had worked to get myself closer to nature by hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and even wildlife photography. However, as soon as I learned about falconry, I was instantly hooked. To me, falconry is one of the closest ways we can get to nature. It is also the best ways possible to see what these animals are truly capable of, all while maintaining a strong hunting partnership. This sport bridges a huge gap between man and the wild while teaching you something that we have lost through the years, a respect for nature.

I originally pursued falconry as an extension to my outdoors nature. I know it eventually consumed me, like it does for many others. I look forward to every flight, and every moment I get to spend with the birds in the field.

What's your attraction?

If you asked someone why they pursued falconry you will get a different answer from everyone, but some common trends occur.

Some reasons include a direct connection to nature, to build a bond, a new way to hunt, "just because", etc. It's important to consider what exactly allures you to it, and make sure than the reasons match the results.

Archimedes Takes a Grey Squirrel

Capturing film footage of falconry

Capturing footage of falconry is often considered taboo. It shows a very primal path of the cycle of life that many people aren't comfortable with.

This website will be showing falconry footage that entails exactly what falconry is; a hunting tradition and sport.

The video to your left is a short film edit of a squirrel hunt with a passage male red tail. This was this birds third squirrel of the season. The bird was trapped on Halloween weekend and started hunting just shy of 2 weeks later.

Meet the Website Team

Patrick Miller

President

Cindy Fry

Editor

Gregory Miller

Webmaster

Seth Roy

Website Editor/Reviewer

PFHT Facebook Feed

1 week ago

Dani Brown

Hello everyone,

I’m sure you’ve seen it by now but I’m so close to the target number of responses! Please share with Falconers not on Facebook too if you can.

My name is Dani and I’m a North Carolina Falconer conducting a survey of Falconers in Canada, Mexico, and the US for my Master’s Degree thesis. The topic is the bond Falconers feel towards their birds, what they observe their birds doing, and how they interpret those behaviors.

If you’re willing, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey : canisius.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6Vk9WAFPSm6riM5
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