Falconry is the art or sport of training raptors to hunt or pursue game.

Traditional views of falconry state that the art got its start in Asia, however beyond opinions archaeologists have found solid proof of falconry in the Middle East dating back to the 16th century BC. Though these renderings of raptors atop a clenched fist are, according to some researchers, purely religious it puts a shadow of doubt on those traditional views.