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Falconry - New England Falconry, Hadley, MA

New England Falconry is located on open meadows and forestland in beautiful Western Massachusetts. Federal and State permits allow us to provide you with the extraordinary opportunity to handle and free-fly a trained hawk.

You will experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation.

Each activity is always unpredictable and exciting, especially the incomparable thrill of a raptor returning to your glove.

Participation in an activity at New England Falconry will not qualify you to be a falconer but you will gain a special insight into the challenges of falconry and the relationship between hawk and falconer.

Duration: 1.5 Hours
Free-fly hawks through fields and forest as you experience falconry and learn about the lives of raptors and their conservation.

 

When:  Saturday, May 4th, we need to be there ready to go at 11 a.m., it is little over a 2 hr. to get there.  Let's pick in and plan carpools and head out by 8:30 a.m.

I recommend carpools...this one is a drive.....If your willing to drive please shoot me an email and let me know where your coming from.

COST IS $35.00 Per Person (whether you chose to watch or participate)

NON REFUNDABLE

(This event normally would run about $130/pp, this is a super group rate!)

RSVP's ARE CLOSED.

Falconry happens rain or shine unless major downpours are predicted.

Directions: From the North take I91 south to exit 24, Route 116 south to Route 47 south, travel 7.5 miles look for New England Falconry sign on left.

From the South take I91 north to exit 19, Route 9 east to Route 47 north, travel 2 miles look for New England falconry sign on right

New England Falconry is just north of Huntington Road and just south of the Porter Phelps Huntington House

Hawking Glove Provided

We will stop at McNallys for lunch in Westminster, MA

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  • Nancy M.

    Thanks Judy and everyone for the awesome pics

    May 7, 2013

  • Cheryl W

    Had a great time! Beautiful day.

    May 6, 2013

  • Christine28

    Loved the company and the experience! Would do it again.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Patty

    Will be posting some photos today since I don't usually use my computer on the weekends!

    May 6, 2013

  • Patty

    What an absolutely amazing experience! Everything about the day was perfect!

    May 6, 2013

  • Deb

    Wonderful!

    May 5, 2013

  • Karen l.

    Always, always enjoy our meetups!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    It was unreal being that close to that beautiful creature. I want to do it again! Thanks so much Sue for all the work you do. And the group was great!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Lisa B

    Wonderful experience! Beautiful day! Great new friends!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Jacquelyn

    great!

    May 4, 2013

  • Jody

    Wow, what a wonderful day - the entire event, weather and of course the great company were all perfect!!! Thanks Sue for all your work organizing this outing.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Carol S.

    EXCELLENT - just as good the second time as the first time

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Sue

    What a perfect day with 13 wonderful ladies! As usual the birds were beautiful. Thank you all for attending and to those that drove the long haul to get out there....Drivers that volunteered to drive your the best! Hope to see you all again soon.

    May 4, 2013

  • Sue

    We r here at park and ride:)

    May 4, 2013

  • Sue

    Hi Ladies......we have a last minute cancellation anyone interested in taking Lisa's place at $37.50 (to include paypal fee)?????
    If yes email me asap. Thanks

    May 3, 2013

  • lisa

    I'm sorry ladies, something has come up and I am unable to join you tomorrow....have an awesome time, the harris hawks are beautiful!

    May 3, 2013

  • Patty

    Thanks, Sue,that's good to know. I prefer unscented sunscreen myself, but having a hard time finding anything unscented with an SPF higher than 10!

    May 3, 2013

  • Patty

    It's going to be hot and sunny in Hadley on Saturday. I
    will try to find unscented sunscreen, but that's a bit of a crapshoot.
    I'll do my best, but can't promise anything on that front.

    May 2, 2013

    • Sue

      I am only allergic to perfume smells if it is a tropical smell I should be alright:)

      May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has the time been finalized on when we are meeting at Tewksbury Park & Ride?

    April 30, 2013

    • Sue

      Lisa is driving her own car/bike

      May 2, 2013

    • Sue

      Jody & Deb meeting us at falconry

      May 2, 2013

  • Jackie

    Have a great time everyone! I went last year, and the experience was surreal. I still get goose bumps when I think about it!

    April 28, 2013

  • Sue

    Cheryl is driving too.....Cheryl who is riding with you? I remember you said that but that's what happens when we plan carpools months in advance...lol Also why I use this discussion area to remind me!

    April 19, 2013

    • Christine28

      Cheryl I thought that I was riding with you. What time and how do we connect?

      April 20, 2013

    • Cheryl W

      Hello Christine. There is a park n ride at exit 42 off of 93 in Andover. Did you want to meet there? Just have to check how long it will take to get there.

      April 20, 2013

  • Deb

    Sue, - Jody & I are driving from the south shore and 2-3 others are welcome to join. We'll be leaving Weymouth area about 8:15 and then heading to Newton for Mass Pike.

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Sue

    LADIES: Looks like we are going to need a third car for this event. Here is what we have now:
    Car 1: Cindy, Jan, Lisa room for one more
    Car 2: Carol, Sue, Jackie, Theresa, Judy, Nancy,
    Car 3: South Shore Ladies: Carol & Deb
    No Rides yet: Lisa (Wilmington), Chris and Cheryl

    April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have Patty riding with me along with Lisa and Jan so my car is now full.

      April 19, 2013

    • Jody

      Sue, I am South Shore too.

      April 19, 2013

  • Jody

    Sue, I still plan on doing too.

    April 19, 2013

  • Patty

    Hi Cindy,

    would it be possible for me to ride with you? I sent you an email asking you if you still had room for one more, but hadn't heard back.
    You're in my neck of the woods, so to speak.

    thanks,
    Patty

    April 19, 2013

  • Patty

    Hi, I am signed up to go to this event & I really want to go, but I need a ride. Does anyone have room in their car?

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sue. I have room for one more. I have Jan & Lisa riding with me. If this works, let me know.

    March 26, 2013

    • Christine28

      I'd like to ride with someone and help pay for gas

      March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have room for one more but live in Peabody, if that works for you, you are more than welcome to join us.

      April 5, 2013

  • Lisa B

    Oh, I forgot all about this when I planned my trip to Costa Rica. Fortunately I get home on May 3rd!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Sue

    Carols van: Carol, Sue, Jackie, Theresa, Judy, Nancy Mc.

    March 26, 2013

  • Carol S.

    I'll drive again

    1 · February 27, 2013

    • Nancy M.

      Sue do you have me down as needing a ride too? I know you messaged me when the person who offered me a ride ended up not going.

      March 11, 2013

    • Nancy M.

      Carol is it alright with you if I go in your car too? I'll be happy to pitch in for gas :-)

      March 12, 2013

  • Jody

    Hi Deb, I am in Kingston so if I get off the waitlist would love to talk about riding together.

    March 11, 2013

  • Deb

    Thanks for expanding the group size. Will be driving from Weymouth and happy to offer a ride to any in the area.

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am coming from Peabody if anyone needs a ride

    February 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jan, sounds good the more the merrier. Lisa will also be riding with us. We can make arrangements later. Can't wait.

      March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sounds great, can't wait

      March 5, 2013

  • Christine28

    Yes

    March 2, 2013

  • Sue

    This event is now sold out (it was a pay up front event with spot secured by paypal or check), there is a waitlist if you are interested please sign up on waitlist. Thanks

    February 27, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    This sounds great! Anyone from the general Billerica area feel like driving?

    February 27, 2013

    • Nancy M.

      Great! Do you mind if I tag along? Of course I'll pay for gas :-)

      1 · February 27, 2013

  • Sue

    ONLY 4 spots left ladies.....last year this was a sell out QUICK ....Don't miss you!

    February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Went last year. It was fantastic.

    February 27, 2013

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