Our passion for the outdoors and the natural world is realized in hunting, angling and simply observing the wildlife around us. Pineo Falconry began when Doug Pineo started hunting with hawks in the early 1960s. Back then, most game hawkers had to make our own gear, because virtually no commercial sources were available. Doug is pretty handy, and found a lot of pleasure in making his own hoods, gauntlets, hawking bags, lures, swivels and even bells. Soon enough mentors like Corny McFadden were asking for hoods, and things took off from there. In 1968, at age 18, Doug published his first price list, and made hoods, gauntlets, hawking bags, lures, leashes, and bells for other falconers in America and England. Today, Pineo Falconry sends American-made falconry equipment all over the world. Here at Pineo Falconry, we don’t try to sell you everything. We try hard to bring you only the most inspired designs in technical falconry furniture, executed in the best and most durable American-made materials to enhance your game hawking experience, and the safety and comfort of your game hawks.
We pursue a strong business and environmental ethic. Our guides are figures like Aldo Leopold, seminal American conservationist and father of modern wildlife management; Climber, angler, surfer, ironsmith and 1950s falconer Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia. We know you share our enthusiasm for game hawking, and hope you’ll join us in our commitment to conservation. Pineo Falconry donates a minimum of 1% of all sales to ecological restoration and other efforts supporting conservation, and the rich, diverse traditions of angling and the hunt.
We strongly support the North American Falconers Association (NAFA), to which Doug has belonged since 1967. We urge all falconers to join and maintain their membership in NAFA, which has made and kept falconry legal in the USA since 1972, and has been an all-volunteer organization since its founding in 1962.