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Eagles & Ag 2024: February 8th thorugh February 11th

Eagles & Ag 2024 Schedule

Tours & Event Details:

Thursday, February 8th - Opening Reception & Photography Exhibit: $30 per person - From 5:30 – 7:30pm Help us kick off the weekend back at the Minden CVIC Hall. The event features the work of area wildlife photographers and there is an expected visit from several falconers and their birds for up close viewing. Have a glass of wine and an hors d’oeuvres or two while you meet fellow enthusiasts.

Friday, February 9th – Wetlands Tour: $95 per person - Tour time is 8:00am-11:00am (Attendees need to arrive at 7:30am for check-in). There are a number of beautiful wetland treasures in the Carson Valley featuring large numbers of waterfowl and migrant birds. We’ll visit a few great spots with hopes of catching some of these unique birds. A short hike on level ground is part of this tour. As in all the tours, spotting scopes, binoculars and/or cameras are recommended.

Friday, February 9th – Guided Tour of Local Barns: $95 per person- Tour time is 1:30pm to 4:30pm. A bus tour where guides with local history will take you to a few magnificent barns int he Carson Valley to see inside an outside of timber framing and weathered wood.

Friday, February 9th – Eagles & Agriculture Falconers’ Dinner: $85 per person - From 5:30pm to 8:30pm. We’re finalizing our Ag speaker and a number of area falconers and their birds are scheduled to join us as well. Of course, the great dinner provided by local caterers doesn’t hurt, and there’s exhibits from Carson Valley Photo Club for attendees along with a raffle. This event will be hosted at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden

Saturday, February 10th – Eagle/Ranch Tour: $95 per person - Tour time is approximately 8:00am to 11:30am (Attendees need to arrive at 7:30am for check-in). The pinnacle of the Eagles and Ag weekend, participants of this tour will enjoy a private “behind the scenes” look at area ranches. Learn about Carson Valley ranching, conservation and have an opportunity to view/photograph eagles, hawks, owls and other birds of prey.   Eagle/Ranch Tour leaves from the Carson Valley Inn.

Saturday, February 10th – Owl Prowl & Historic Barn Tour: $95 per person - Tour time is 1:00pm to Dusk (Attendees need to arrive at 12:30pm for check-in). Visit historic barns on area ranches and view owl habitat. Weather permitting, one of our local falconers will provide a demonstration of the sport of falconry. Owl Prowl & Historic Barn Tour leaves from the Carson Valley Inn.

Saturday, February 9 & Sunday, February 10 – Photo Workshop: $125 per person Saturday evening classroom seminar taught by long time Northern Nevada instructor Craig Moore from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Sunday from 7:00 to 10:00 AM you will be outdoors in the Carson
Valley to photograph area wildlife/scenery under the tutelage of Carson Valley wildlife photographer Kim Steed. The workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Minden on Saturday evening and the group will be going to the field on Sunday morning, also leaving from the Holiday Inn Express in Minden.

Sunday, February 11th – Raptor Highway and Byway Tour: $95 per person - Tour time is 8:00am -11:30am (Attendees need to arrive at 7:30am for check-in). Normally on Friday afternoon, this tour has been moved to Sunday morning this year to take advantage of better lighting for photography, more raptor opportunities and less traffic congestion. This promises to be s special Sunday drive around the Carson Valley with great photography and local lore. Supplemental tour for those interested in the Buteos, Accipiters, Falcons and other birds which commonly winter in Carson Valley. As in all the tours, spotting scopes, binoculars and/or cameras are recommended.


Photo Contest 2024!

If you are interested in participating the 2024 photo contest, please see the link to the flyer and release form below.

Photo Contest Flyer

Photo Contest Release Form

Congratulations to Our Previous Eagles & Ag Photo Contest Winners!


Congratulations to Kathy Port and Kim Hunter Steed, the winners of the 2021 Eagles & Agriculture Photo Contest. As usual the competition was stiff from hundreds of photos, Kathy got a great shot of an eagle alighting on a post (Eagles category) while Kim captured a rancher helping cow and calf on a snowy day (Agriculture category). Thank you to all the photographers who submitted to the contest, their talent and hard work really showcases the Carson Valley. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next year!

Below are entries we received for previous Eagles & Ag Photo Contest grouped by photographer. You can't download these images but if you like a particular image drop us a note with the photographer's name and we'll send you an e-mail contact.

Images from Aaron Smith

Images from Merry Muller

Images from Dave Rogers

Images from Jill Downs

Images from John Cocores

Images from Kathy Port

Images from Kenneth Struven

Images from Kim Steed

Images from Marc Crumpler

Images from Michael Chan

Images from Nancy Florence

Images from Nancy Hulsey

Images from Robin Grueninger

Images from Tamar Robinson

Images from Tami Force

Image from Theresa Mathieson

Mathieson Eagles and Ag photo Sunday 1-26-2020

Images from Wendy Francis