Montevallo, Ala. – Buster Brown and Greg Ames of Georgia Mountain Falconry visited the University of Montevallo campus on March 16 to speak to students in the President’s Outdoor Scholars Program.
Brown and Ames have more than 35 combined years of experience in falconry and explained to the students the importance of using falconry as a tool for conservation. Georgia Mountain Falconry breed Harris hawks and Aplomado falcons and had several birds on display for students during the visit.
Students who attended received a better understanding of the opportunities to work in falconry as a means of conservation, as well as what it takes to become a licensed falconer.
After the presentation Dr. John W. Stewart III and students in the program experienced hunting near campus with the Georgia Mountain falconry hawks.
The President’s Outdoor Scholars Program was established in August of 2015. The program was created to provide outdoor-minded students the opportunity to attend college, while applying their passion for the outdoors and gaining insight into future employment opportunities within the outdoor industry with an emphasis placed on conservation and game management.
About The University of Montevallo
The University of Montevallo seeks to be unique in higher education in Alabama, by providing students from throughout the state an affordable, geographically accessible, “small college” public higher educational experience of high quality. Settled within an atmosphere of national historic beauty and offering a tradition of innovative cultural expression, we seek to provide professional programs supported by a broad base of arts and sciences that are designed for intellectual and personal growth in the pursuit of meaningful employment and responsible, informed citizenship.