Falconry presentation on tap for this month


Last updated 1/11/2023 at Noon

Molly the Harris Hawk. PHOTO PROVIDED

Sisters falconer Hank Minor will present an engaging and informative look at the art and practice of falconry on Sunday, January 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Community Hall, 301 S. Elm St. in Sisters.

In The Art of Falconry: Ancient Sport in a Modern World, Minor will offer a brief history of the sport and the types of raptors, quarry, equipment, and facilities employed — and then bring out the star of the show: his female Harris hawk and hunting partner, Molly. They will share stories of hunting with these magnificent birds of prey. Ample time will be allowed for questions from the audience, and photographs are encouraged.

Minor is a licensed master falconer, having actively flown hawks on game for the past 15 years. He is a member of the Oregon Falconers Association, and is a past member and president of the New York State Falconry Association. He has trained and flown several types of raptors over the years and has hunted his birds across the country. He considers his ability to practice falconry a privilege, and looks at each outing with his hawks as an opportunity to learn and to improve his art.

This is an in-person program presented in partnership with the Deschutes Public Library. Masks are optional at all in-person library events. All ages are welcome.


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