COLUMBUS, OHIO — When Joe Dorrian was a child, he wanted to have a falcon.
Decades later, he would finally achieve his childhood dream, becoming a falconer himself and then eventually opening his own falconry school: The Ohio School of Falconry.
“It’s the only one in the state,” he said.
Now, Dorrian teaches leadership and team building with his birds of prey atCamp Mary Orton on the far north side of Columbus.
His family also plays a role.
“There’s an old saying in falconry: ‘One bird, One wife. Two birds, No wife. Three birds, No life.’ And at the school we have five or six birds right now, and we are getting three or four more the summer,” he said. “So, [my wife] is indeed a saint.”