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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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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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March 4, 2016
Concord Monitor: Falconer Pens Memoir of 30 Years Working with Birds of Prey

Nancy Cowan has been a falconer since the beginning.

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July 13, 2015
Concord Monitor: Deering Bird Survives World’s First-ever Falcon Cataract Surgery

With a huff, and a puff, and a cock of her head to the side, Banner the lanner falcon announced yesterday at 4 p.m. that yes, she had made it through her surgery just fine, thank you. Would everyone please stop staring at her now?

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April 2, 2015
The Hippo: Predatory Instinct

How to become a falconer

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September 30, 2014
WMUR: Falcon Undergoes Landmark Eye Surgery

WATCH: A blind falcon in New Hampshire has undergone landmark eye surgery.

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February 18, 2014
NH Magazine: Interview With Nancy Cowan of the NH School of Falconry

Nancy Cowan’s NH School of Falconry is one of only a handful of schools in the nation that teaches the art.

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