Alabama held it’s first ever falconry meet in 1996. This meet was organized by Roy Crowe. The meet eventually led to an organized club. The first president of “Falconers and Austringers of Alabama” was Eric Storey. The small group soon gained attention from Auburn University who were looking for someone to train their newly acquired eagle mascot. Roy continued to fly and share his experience with the growing falconry community in the southeastern United States and has left a foundational influence on the quality, ethics, and tradition of falconry in our community. Since that time, the club has slowly grown and the faces and names of both the members and the club have changed. However, we remain dedicated to the pursuit of falconry and raptor conservation in the state of Alabama.