Eagle Falconry Revival

Wyoming Eagle Falconry Initiative

The International Eagle Austringers Association (IEAA) Board is funding a concerted effort to reestablish falconers' access to immature Golden Eagles in Wyoming.    We plan to financially support a small group of falconers/scientists to be on the ground in Wyoming during the 2019 lambing season to document Golden Eagle predation. These falconers and/or scientists would live near the lambing grounds and work directly with ranchers in order to; witness lamb predation, have USDA on site to confirm, and secure a USDA Form 37 documenting eagle depredation. While the IEAA is planning to take the lead on this, we are hoping for matching funds from NAFA, other falconry groups, and from the eagle falconry community to fund and possibly expand this program. There is a desire to have the depredation documented in a scientific manner and to potentially publish the results. We are focused on Wyoming because of the State's extensive history with eagle falconry, the State's proven willingness to give falconers access, and the presence of key Wyoming ranchers expressing an interest to participate. It is currently proposed for at least two, and hopefully more, $500 grants to falconers and/or scientists who are willing to do this for a ten day period. The IEAA Board has committed $1000 for this. We plan to ask  Western State falconry groups to pitch in and we are confident some individual IEAA members will pitch in. We are establishing this "Go Fund Me" project to solicit help from falconers throughout the World. We hope that everyone who reads this request will be inspired to help by giving to this effort during this Holiday Season.   Your financial help with this effort will go along ways to ensuring there is a future for Golden Eagle falconry in the United States. There are fewer than 100 eagle falconers in the United States.  While we are likely the smallest group of hunters in the U.S., our gratitude for your help will be unlimited.  We have a one page description of this effort that can be distributed to folks who are interested and qualified to participate in the field.  Folks having an interest in being actively involved in this should contact Mike Barker or Linda Kellogg.

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  • Jeannine Dwyer 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • North American Falconers Association 
    • $1,500 
    • 11 mos
  • Albert Eddins 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 11 mos
  • Anne Price 
    • $30 
    • 11 mos
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Mike Barker 
Bozeman, MT
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