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Eagles & Ag 2022 is Here! January 27th through January 30th

Registration for Eagles & Ag 2022 is now open! The tour buses are back for this year, meaning more availability for tours and the ability to sit back and relax as you travel between ranch locations. The same great tours you have come to expect are on tap again, including the receptions with up close and personal interaction with the birds of prey, the owl prowl in the historic barns, and of course the ranch tours with the eagles. New this is year the highway tour has been moved to Sunday morning for better bird sightings and photography opportunities. Register now to reserve your space!

**Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at or depart and return from the CVIC Hall in Minden, 1604 Esmerelda Avenue**

Tours & Event Details:

Thursday, January 27 - Opening Reception & Photography Exhibit – Early Session 1: $45 per person -
From 3:30 – 5:00P Help us kick off the weekend in the CVIC Hall in downtown Minden. 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.

Thursday, January 27 - Opening Reception & Photography Exhibit: Late Session 2: $45 per person -
From 5:30 – 7:00P Help us kick off the weekend in the CVIC Hall in downtown Minden. 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, January 28 – Wetlands Tour: $75 per person -
Tour time is 8:00 AM-11:00 AM (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, January 28 – Bently Heritage Distillery Tour: $85 per person - Tour time is 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Attendees need to arrive at 12:30pm for check-in). Start at the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery for a distillery tour and a guided tasting of flagship spirits. Guests will then depart for behind-the-scenes tour of Bently Ranch.

Friday, January 28 – Eagles & Agriculture Falconers’ Dinner: $75 per person - From 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 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 CVIC Hall in
downtown Minden.

Saturday, January 29 – Eagle/Ranch Tour: $85 per person - Tour time is approximately 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM (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, January 29 – Owl Prowl & Historic Barn Tour: $85 per person - Tour time is 1:00 PM 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, January 29 & Sunday, January 30 – Photo Workshop: $125 per person Saturday evening classroom seminar taught by
long time Northern Nevada instructor Craig Moore from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM; 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 John Humphrey. The workshop will be
held at CVIC Hall in Minden on Saturday and the group will be going to the field on Sunday morning, also leaving from the Minden
CVIC.

Sunday, January 30 – Raptor Highway and Byway Tour: $85 per person - Tour time is 8:00 AM-11:30 AM (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.

Sunday, January 30 – Guided Hike of the Local Area: $75 per person- Tour time is 1:30 P to 4:30P (Attendees need to arrive at 1:00pm for check-in). Our guides will take on you hike of local trail along the Carson River to view habitat of deer, beaver, ducks, geese, fish, pond turtles and all sorts of bird types. An easy hike of a few miles.

Congratulations to Our 2021 Eagles & Ag Photo Contest Winners!

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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 all of the entries we received for the 2020 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