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Cranefest 2016 
Each year the Michigan Hawking Club is invited by the Michigan Audubon Society to display our raptors at Cranefest in Bellevue, Michigan.  Club Volunteers are requested to bring their raptors for impromptu hawk-talks and display. Check out the Event Calendar for more information!


The Michigan Hawking Club welcomes you to our website.


The Michigan Hawking Club is a non-political, non-profit organization whose purpose is preservation of the sport of falconry and conservation of birds of prey.  


The goals of the MHC are…

  • To provide communication among, and to disseminate relevant information to, club members.
  • To promote scientific study of raptorial species, their care, welfare, and training.
  • To promote conservation of birds of prey and an appreciation for their value in nature and in wildlife conservation programs.
  • To promote recognition of falconry as a legal field sport and support the practice of falconry to the highest standards. 
  • To establish traditions which will aid, perpetuate, and further the welfare of falconry, and the raptors it employs.  


Please take time to explore this site and learn more about the MHC and the time honored sport of falconry.



J.T. holds up

* J.T. holds up 'Spectre' for a photo op. Photo by Julie Lerini


The Michigan Hawking Club is proud to be affiliated with...

North American Falconers Association (NAFA)

Michigan united Conservation Clubs (MUCC)



 2016 Club Officers


 President - Jeff Alkire        Secretary - Christopher Martello     Treasurer - Gregg Agoston


Public Relations - Michael Azzopardi