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
The MFA is committed to conserving falconry, raptors, their prey species, and the habitat they live in. Click the button below to read our stance on sage grouse conservation.
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.