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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!

Peregrine Spring by Nancy Cowan

Purchase New York Times Bestseller Nancy Cowan's biography Peregrine  Spring, a master falconer's extraordinary life with birds of prey.

 Available in local bookstores and on Amazon.

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 include a North American Goshawk, 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, Nancy 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

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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April 9, 2016
Boothbay Register: Nancy Cowan’s Life With Raptors

Juniper Point author publishes “Peregrine Spring”

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March 30, 2016
Audubon: How to Train Your Raptor—A Master Falconer Shares Her Story

In “Peregrine Spring,” Nancy Cowan reveals how she's spent decades working with birds of prey and their "wild instinct."

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