Often referred to as the Sport of Kings, Falconry is the oldest field sport in the world.
Falconry is the oldest field sport in the world. Long before the introduction of the shotgun, it was at the forefront of hunting upland birds. It became the Sport of Kings in the far east and middle east many years before it came to North America. Imagine the ability to coordinate three species. Man, dog, and bird of prey working in unison for the same goal in hunting. Explore the hidden world of falconry in this Gun Dog Confidential film presented by MassWildlife. Follow Arthur, a Falconer in Massachusetts along with his German Shorthaired Pointer, Felix. These two hunting companions have a third unlikely hunting partner: a Redtailed Hawk. How do you train a dog that is bred to hunt birds to work in unison with a bird? Watch this full film to be released on September 4th, 2017 and find out!
To find out more check out the Massachusetts Falconry and Hawk Trust: http://bit.ly/MAFalconry
Last modified: January 8, 2018