The Ontario Hawking Club (OHC) was founded in 1984 by a small group of dedicated falconers. The mission of the OHC is to protect and preserve the art of falconry in Ontario by:
- Providing communication and interaction between falconers
- Promoting high standards of practice and ethics with hunting birds of prey
- Working with the government and other organizations to promote a legal environment in which the traditions of falconry can flourish
- Encouraging the conservation of birds of prey and their quarry based on biologically sound management practices
The OHC Today The focus of The Ontario Hawking Club is the use of raptors for hunting.
If you are interested in raptors but not interested in hunting with them, there are several facilities in Ontario that offer interesting, educational opportunities to observe, and perhaps even hold on a glove, a bird of prey.
Mountsberg Conservation Area https://www.conservationhalton.ca/mountsbergraptorcentre
Wye Marsh Wildlife Center https://www.wyemarsh.com/birds-of-prey
Luther Marsh Outdoors Day – held the third weekend of September annually http://www.youthoutdoorsday.com/
Membership in the OHC is open to all persons of a good moral character having a positive interest in falconry. The Ontario Hawking Club is proudly affiliated with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and the North American Falconers Association (NAFA).