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Golden Eagle Audubon Society's 2021 Banquet

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 1:00 AM - 4:00 AM

Join us to raise funds for a great cause! This year we are also excited to host this annual event at the renowned Riverside Hotel.

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We are pleased to have Lauren McGough as our keynote speaker for the evening. Lauren McGough will present her program titled, “Life as a Mongolian Eagle Hunter and the Role of Falconry in Eagle Conservation.” McGough has been a licensed and practicing falconer since age 14. She has been particularly enamored with golden eagles as hunting partners, a unique branch of falconry that has only a handful of practitioners in the United States. After spending nearly two years as an exchange student in the United Kingdom and learning the strong European tradition of eagle falconry, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with dual degrees in zoology and international studies. In 2009, she was a Fulbright Scholar to Mongolia, where she apprenticed herself to local eagle masters and trained eagles for hunting foxes on horseback. She loved Kazakh eagle culture so much that she earned a doctorate in social anthropology from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Most of all, McGough has enjoyed bringing the eagle training techniques she’s learned abroad back to her home country, where she teaches golden eagles in need of rehabilitation how to hunt on the great plains. The past two years she has also been using this technique to rehabilitate eagles in South Africa.

Proceeds from the event will support GEAS' mission to protect essential habitat for birds and other wildlife in Southern Idaho.

In addition to our dynamic presenter, we will have a silent auction and raffle during the social hour, starting at 6:00 PM. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

Tickets are $65 per person.

If you prefer to pay by check, you can print a paper registration form here:

Additional donations may be used for scholarship tickets to the event for students or teachers, or will be used to support ongoing GEAS programs.

Safety Guidelines: GEAS asks that anyone unvaccinated wear a mask when not seated at their table. Vaccinated individuals are encouraged to do what makes them feel most comfortable.

Cost: $65
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