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Local Falconers Keeping Ancient Sport Alive

September 17th, 2017

A piece in the Tullahoma News about us back in 2017.

From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Middle Tennessee Raptor Center

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An ancient sport has found a home in Middle Tennessee

December 23rd, 2015

Our good friend, Master Falconer Don Hervig, was interviewed back in 2015 by Roots Radio WMOT 89.5. Click the link below to see what he had to say about falconry.

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Ian Turner of East Coast Falcons release

Birds of prey protect beachgoers from seagulls in Ocean City, N.J. for fourth year

June 6, 2021

For the fourth year in a row, the Jersey Shore community are turning to birds of prey to protect people from seagulls that have wreaked havoc for plenty of beachgoers.

Our own MTRC VP, Ian Turner, was featured for his abatement work this summer on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Check out the article by WHYY's P. Kenneth Burns!

The Ocean City Boardwalk Raptors: Video with YouTube Link

June 4, 2021

Ocean City, N.J., owls, hawks and falcons to keep seagulls away from its boardwalk. This is the video that accompanies the article on WHYY featuring MTRC VP Ian Turner.

WHYY is greater Philly’s NPR and PBS station. We enlighten and inspire through information when you need it, entertainment when you want it & education when it counts - TV, radio, online & in the community!

The Case for Greater Conservation Efforts  of Birds of Prey


A farmer who sells their bushels of grain to market should thank raptors for their pest control services. Just as dogs are considered man’s best friend, hawks and owls could be considered a farmer’s best friend.

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