Welcome to the Falconry Fund The new source dedicated to the preservation of falconry in the modern world

Falconry, The Ultimate Bond With Nature

A total new perspective.

Our Mission Statement

The Falconry Fund is a new 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to support and protect the various arts and practices of falconry and the cultural and environmental assets that make it possible. The Falconry Fund, Inc., seeks to become a vital and effective nonprofit charitable organization based in the United States to serve falconers on the North American continent and elsewhere so that this art and practice may be pursued without undue restriction and free from current or potential threats by incompatible human activity.



Our Board of Directors

Allen has flown most North American raptors utilized for falconry but his favorite remains the Peregrine Falcon.  Allen has been involved with The Falconry Fund since its’ inception and assisted the organization in obtaining its’ non-profit status. He is also a Certified Financial Planner® and assists clients with estate planning, charitable giving and legacy planning.

Alan Ayers

Allen has flown most North American raptors utilized for falconry but his favorite remains the Peregrine Falcon. Allen has been involved with The Falconry Fund since its’ inception and assisted the organization in obtaining its’ non-profit status. He is also a Certified Financial Planner® and assists clients with estate planning, charitable giving and legacy planning.
Carter has been passionate about falconry since the first grade when he was introduced to falconry by a local falconer who brought a bird to school.  Later, his mom gave him the Peterson Field Guide that got him even more fascinated with birds of prey. He became licensed at the age of 13, and since that time he has been  practicing the art. Carter spends countless hours through many venues advocating and fighting to preserve the sport of falconry.

Carter Wilford

Carter has been passionate about falconry since the first grade when he was introduced to falconry by a local falconer who brought a bird to school. Later, his mom gave him the Peterson Field Guide that got him even more fascinated with birds of prey. He became licensed at the age of 13, and since that time he has been practicing the art. Carter spends countless hours through many venues advocating and fighting to preserve the sport of falconry.
Mark Adam has been a practicing falconer for almost 40 years.  While Mark has flown and handled most of the North American species of raptors, he currently enjoys flying his hybrid gyr/peregrine and peregrine falcon on grouse out west every year. Mark is currently President of Falcon Environmental Services – a company he founded almost 30 years ago.  He is a dynamic leader with vision, organizational skills and a record of accomplishments.

Mark Adams

Mark Adam has been a practicing falconer for almost 40 years. While Mark has flown and handled most of the North American species of raptors, he currently enjoys flying his hybrid gyr/peregrine and peregrine falcon on grouse out west every year. Mark is currently President of Falcon Environmental Services – a company he founded almost 30 years ago. He is a dynamic leader with vision, organizational skills and a record of accomplishments.
Doug believes we are conservationists first, hunters and anglers second. He served as North Pacific Director for NAFA, and is a founding member and past president of Washington Falconers Association. He is a founding member and director of North American Grouse Partnership, a past director for River Restoration Northwest, and a founding member and past director for Inland Northwest land Conservancy.

Doug Pineo

Doug believes we are conservationists first, hunters and anglers second. He served as North Pacific Director for NAFA, and is a founding member and past president of Washington Falconers Association. He is a founding member and director of North American Grouse Partnership, a past director for River Restoration Northwest, and a founding member and past director for Inland Northwest land Conservancy.
Steve Chindgren is a world-renowned falconer who was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve’s drive, dedication, and passion to the sport is unparalleled. He has produced eight different films on the sport of falconry, including the popular Red Grouse Hawking Scotland and House of Grouse. Steve is the Author of the 200 page coffee-table book: The Art of Hawking Sage Grouse

Steve Chindgren

Steve Chindgren is a world-renowned falconer who was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve’s drive, dedication, and passion to the sport is unparalleled. He has produced eight different films on the sport of falconry, including the popular Red Grouse Hawking Scotland and House of Grouse. Steve is the Author of the 200 page coffee-table book: The Art of Hawking Sage Grouse
Dwight Lasure has flown a number of species of birds used in falconry but most enjoys trapping, training and hunting with peregrines.  Dwight is one of the founders of the falconry fund.  With three decades of wall street experience, he manages securities across global markets.  Dwight has also created private alternative funds that combine market profits with philanthropy.  Additionally, he is credited with achieving a passage peregrine take for Pennsylvania falconers.

Dwight Lasure

Dwight Lasure has flown a number of species of birds used in falconry but most enjoys trapping, training and hunting with peregrines. Dwight is one of the founders of the falconry fund. With three decades of wall street experience, he manages securities across global markets. Dwight has also created private alternative funds that combine market profits with philanthropy. Additionally, he is credited with achieving a passage peregrine take for Pennsylvania falconers.
My personal falconry goal is to continue to successfully hawk ducks while attempting more difficult quarry in the form of various species of prairie grouse.  I have a Ph.D in Quantitative Biology and work as an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington.  I enjoy participating as a trustee of The Falconry Fund, as it allows me to give back to the art that has given me so much.  I hope all of our efforts lead to the preservation of falconry as a viable form of recreation long into the future.

Corey Roelke

My personal falconry goal is to continue to successfully hawk ducks while attempting more difficult quarry in the form of various species of prairie grouse. I have a Ph.D in Quantitative Biology and work as an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington. I enjoy participating as a trustee of The Falconry Fund, as it allows me to give back to the art that has given me so much. I hope all of our efforts lead to the preservation of falconry as a viable form of recreation long into the future.
Ralph Rogers is a Montana contract wildlife biologist with two grown kids who are also professional wildlife biologists.  He has been a falconer for 54 years flying primarily long-wings at prairie grouse. Ralph has been involved in NAFA leadership since 1984 and has served the IAF as Vice President and NAFA representative.

Ralph Rogers

Ralph Rogers is a Montana contract wildlife biologist with two grown kids who are also professional wildlife biologists. He has been a falconer for 54 years flying primarily long-wings at prairie grouse. Ralph has been involved in NAFA leadership since 1984 and has served the IAF as Vice President and NAFA representative.