The art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game.
The sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks.
The art of training falcons to capture wild game or fowl for a human hunter. Also known as hawking.
The taking of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat, using trained birds of prey.
hunting with the aid of birds of prey (hawks, owls, falcons).
The sport of hunting with a trained hawk or falcon, as well as the art of training these birds to hunt in partnership with humans.
the art of training falcons to hunt and return
the sport of taking game by means of a trained raptor
a sport which uses eagles to hunt
Falconry or hawking is the art or sport involving raptors (birds of prey) to hunt or pursue game. There are two traditional terms used to describe a person involved in falconry: A falconer flies a falcon; an austringer flies a "true" hawk (accipiter). In modern falconry, buteos are now commonly used, and the words "" and "hawker" have become so much used to mean petty travelling traders, so the more loosely used term "falconer" now applies to all people involved in falconry.
Training raptors (birds of prey) is a complex undertaking. Books containing hundreds of pages of information and advice by experienced falconers are still rudimentary at best. Many important details vary between individual raptors, species of raptors and between places and times.