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Touch the Wild in a Way You Never Dreamed Possible!

The New Hampshire School of Falconry in Deering is a premiere educational experience in the sport of falconry in New Hampshire. Located on twenty-nine acres of woodland, cascading streams, gardens in flower during the spring and summer, and towering maples that glow with brilliant colors during fall foliage season, beginners and advanced students alike will find adventure!

We welcome you to sign up for an experience with master falconer Joe Ford, Nancy's former apprentice, at the New Hampshire School of Falconry.

Touch the Wild! Fly a Hawk!

Adventure awaits during one of the many classes, workshops, and walks offered at the school. 

All levels of experience have an adventure in their future with a falcon, classes include the adult and child Falconer's Workshop for beginners or the Walk with a Hawk for returning guests, a group demonstration, or a Hunt in the Field with a pointing dog.

Meet the New Hampshire Crew

Named “One of New England’s Top Five Animal Experiences” by Yankee Magazine

Licensed under US Fish & Wildlife Service and NH Fish & Game Department

South-Central Location is Reached by Highways From All Directions

A Pictorial Reference to Our Cast of Characters and Their Activities

New Hampshire School of Falconry possesses four birds: three Harris’s Hawks and a Peregrine Falcon. On the property are the falconry birds of Jim and Nancy, three for each. Jim’s birds includes a Tri-bred gyr/peregrine/saker falcon and a Black Gyrfalcon. Nancy has a White Gyrfalcon, a Harris’s Hawk, and a hybrid Gyr/Peregrine. Additionally, the school possesses on a NH Fish and Game Exhibitor’s permit, a raptor not indigenous to North America, a Lanner Falcon. The gallery photos show our raptors in the setting of home and field as we work with them daily.
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The New Hampshire School of Falconry
In the News

January 15, 2022
Nancy Cowan, falconer and author, dies from COVID complications

Before they arrived at his parents’ house in Deering, Jim Cowan warned his future wife that his mother and father were unique. Elizabeth waved it off as something unspectacular, a quirky trait that Cowan saw as embarrassing. Sure enough, though, the couple pulled into the driveway and saw Nancy Cowan out front, wearing a protective […]

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January 13, 2022
Obituary: Nancy Cowan, Master Falconer

CONCORD, NH— Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, Master falconer, teacher, speaker, dogsledder, historian, and bestselling author Nancy Cowan, founder of the New Hampshire School of Falconry, died Saturday morning, January 9, at Concord Hospital of Covid-19. She was 74. Born Nancy Young in Ottawa, Kansas, March 12, 1947 the second child of Frank M. Young and […]

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August 5, 2016
Yankee Magazine: Animal Close-Ups - Best 5

Where in New England can you experience close encounters of the furry and feathered kind? Here are 5 of our favorites.

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