The Montana Falconers Association (MFA) is an organization comprised of licensed falconers and supporters in the state of Montana. Falconry is a hunting sport that involves the taking of wild quarry with a trained bird of prey (hawk, falcon, eagle, or owl) and requires a high level of knowledge and skill in both hunting and animal husbandry and handling techniques. For more details on the regulations and processes for obtaining a falconry license in Montana, please download the Montana Falconry Guidelines
The purpose of the MFA is to promote the art and practice of falconry and to encourage conservation and research to perpetuate all raptors, all game species, and their associated habitats.
A young peregrine falcon about to be released to hunt. Photo by Jack White
Both licensed falconers and supporters can join the MFA. Your membership dues help support our continued mission to protect raptors and their game species and to continue the practice of an ancient art that has been dubbed an intangible cultural heritage.
The MFA was established in 1971 and has played critical roles in conservation efforts throughout the years, including playing an integral role in saving the peregrine falcon when pesticide use decimated their population.
Are you interested in pursuing this sport? Take some time to read through some of the helpful articles and resources provided on this site.
The MFA is actively involved in current conservation efforts for raptors, prey species, and their habitats. Click here to see what is happening in the state of Montana and how you can help!