The South East Falconry Group
Supporting falconers & hawk keepers in the South and East of England

Our Mission


The Group was formed in 1981 just prior to the implementation of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. In 1994 the SEFG became the first falconry club since the introduction of the above Act to receive ‘Recognised Club Status’ by the then Department of the Environment, Transport and Regions’ (now known as the Animal and Plant Health Agency). We play an active part in defending the practice of falconry though our membership of the Hawkboard (HB) and by keeping the art alive through a comprehensive winter hunting programme and summer flying displays at country fairs and shows. The SEFG along with other members of the HB, lobby the DEFRA and other agencies regarding potential changes to the law (both UK and European) and on policies that may impact on falconry or hawk keeping.