Falconry is the hunting of wild game in its natural state and habitat with a trained bird of prey.
The mission of the Ontario Hawking Club (OHC) is to preserve and enhance the art of falconry in Ontario by promoting high standards of practice, a strong sense of community, and a legal environment in which the traditions of falconry can flourish.
The Club supports a vibrant community of falconers and fosters the exchange of knowledge and skills between new-comers and those with years of hunting experience. As active conservationists, we also work to further public understanding of falconry and raptor conservation issues.
The OHC holds various events throughout the year – a spring Orientation Workshop, an annual Member’s Meeting, a Summer BBQ, Apprentice Seminar, and our annual fall Field Meet. The Field Meet includes a banquet and a keynote presentation by a leader in the world of falconry or raptor conservation. All of these events are great opportunities to connect with other falconers and share hunting experiences, as well as meet and learn from a variety of respected names in North American falconry.
The OHC works closely with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) to develop the regulations and policies that govern the practice of falconry and to educate MNR field staff about our sport.
If you are as serious about hunting with a bird of prey as we are, why not join the Ontario Hawking Club?