Hunting Experience Full Day

This is the most comprehensive introduction day to the art of falconry.

You will be enthralled as the birds get the chance to show what millions of years of evolution has shaped them to do.

After being fitted with a glove and having had your safety briefing you will handle one of our team of hunting hawks.

After your early two course hot lunch, we head in the 4 X 4 vehicles to the hunting grounds. Using various methods to flush a variety of game, the falconers will attempt to show you the birds using 100% of their instinct, experience and skill to catch their prey as they would in the wild. Possibly the highlight of your day will be the last half hour or so as we set up a short flight with one of the eagles. Very different to the flight and strategy of the hawks, with truly unbelievable power and grace ….. you’ll have to come along and see it to believe it, and we KNOW YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT!

The full day can also be taken as an experience rather than a hunting day. For those who really would enjoy the comprehensive day with the birds, but have no desire to witness game being taken, this day really is the perfect package. The guest will fly with owls, hawks, buzzards or vulture, falcons and eagles, and spend some time learning what makes them tick.

Each of these days is different. Being so lucky to have a broad range of species available to us here means that as the seasons change, we can fly birds better suited to the current climate and conditions. Thus, through the year, the full day (more than any other) changes accordingly. As winter approaches, you’ll join us as we begin exercising Golden Eagles and perhaps peregrine falcons.

In late summer we’ll be working with new untrained birds that we have bred here so you can see some of the back ground to training a bird of prey from the start.

In spring we’ll be hand raising baby owls! You’ll join us all the way through a variety of species, learn about them and their specialities and niche, and of course fly a multitude of species for your pleasure.

Upgrade Your Experience – Video Upgrade Package

We can fit an eagle on any of those days, with a full HD, on board, back pack mounted video camera. We have used this equipment, developed here at Elite Falconry, on national TV shows like The One Show and BBC TV’s groundbreaking Winterwatch shows. In superb full HD quality, the eagle will record his or her view of the location we are flying from their point of view. That will include you on the ground, and the view as seen by the bird as it returns to your gloved fist. The footage can be reviewed on the day of your experience, and once edited, will be made available for you to keep.

If you have any questions about what packages we offer then please contact us at info@elitefalconry.com or call us on Tel:01592 722143.

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1st November 2018 – Important Message
Please note, the UK as a whole, has seen a decline in rabbit numbers by 60% since 1992, and in Scotland, rabbit numbers are down by 80% since 1995. Vast areas have seen the entire eradication of rabbits‎ where once they were at huge population levels.This decline has been caused by a disease called Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD).

The VHD virus has already seen and evolution to VHD2. The affects are devastating and while vaccines are available for pet rabbits, no programme for wild rabbits is planned.

With the very real possibility of the extinction of rabbits in the UK, and considering the knock on effects to wild predators and other UK flora and fauna, we at Elite Falconry have chosen to suspend all rabbit hunting activity for the foreseeable future to reduce further pressure and impact on the remaining populations.

We have removed our former product, The Premier Experience due to this decision, and our standard hunting day will no longer feature any rabbit hunting and will centre around game bird species.

We will work where possible with authorities to try to exact pressure to react to this horrible decline in rabbit numbers.

We will update you as the situation evolves, hopefully with an improved outlook.