Nature Center holding falconry program

Published 4:28 pm Saturday, November 17, 2018

Falconry, the sport of hunting wild game with a bird of prey, may be the oldest human-animal partnership around.

How can you capture a wild hawk and, within a month, begin hunting with her?

Kirk Payne, a Rochester area science teacher/naturalist and a licensed falconer, will share an overview of this ancient sport, plus stories from his experiences in the field at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. If his early fall trapping season was successful, Payne will be joined by a young Red-tailed hawk in training.

Email newsletter signup

The program is co-sponsored by Austin Audubon and Friends of the Hormel Nature Center.

RSVP by Monday, Nov. 19 by emailing or by calling 507-437-7519.