At Wildfell, we love our 12 and 20-bores. Yet, before firearms there was falconry. Though uncommon today, hunting gamebirds using falcons and hawks has never lost its efficacy. So, even if you’re a dedicated wingshooter, take the opportunity to see how it’s done the medieval way.
Join a master falconer from New England Falconry hunting primarily pheasant, experiencing human and hawk working together like hand-in-glove (And you’ll need the glove. Talons are sharp!). This 3-hour session begins with a short primer on falconry history followed by direct instruction on handling and flying a raptor, and then onto the hunt. With success, you’ll have game meat that can turn any meal into a gourmet dinner.