Free Flight Program

 

Volunteer	Mike	P.	training	the	peregrine	to	the	lure	(a	 padded	leather	prey	with	bits	of	meat	secured	to	the	lure.	The	peregrine	learns	to	 chase	the	lure	for	a	food	reward

Volunteer Mike P. training the peregrine to the lure (a padded leather prey with bits of meat secured to the lure. The peregrine learns to chase the lure for a food reward

CFBP is a leader in the field of free flight conditioning. This requires the skill of a general or master falconer, who utilizes the art of falconry to prepare the raptor for free flight. Raptors fitting the criteria for this program may be:

  • Young raptors with no hunting experience
  • Wing or leg injury needing further evaluation
  • Vision issues
  • Spinal injuries


The raptor is housed with the falconer during the training and conditioning period. This is a lengthy procedure and commitment from the falconer. All of this is accomplished with special permits granted to CFBP from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

The	falcon	learns	to	grab	the	lure	and	bring	it	to	the	ground.	 The	balloon	height	is	slowly	raised	up	to	1500	feet	to	challenge	the	peregrine	and	 condition	the	raptor	for	release.

The falcon learns to grab the lure and bring it to the ground. The balloon height is slowly raised up to 1500 feet to challenge the peregrine and condition the raptor for release.

a	helium	balloon	with	a	long	line	lure	attached	t o	it.	The	 falcon	learns	to	fly	up	to	catch	the	lure.

a helium balloon with a long line lure attached to it. The
falcon learns to fly up to catch the lure.

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