Hoo's Woods
Raptor Center

We help birds of prey through education, rehabilitation and conservation  

P.O. Box 21, Milton WI 53563 

Programs and Events 2019-2020


Calendar of Public Events


Milton Public Library-Wisconsin 430 E High St., Milton 

February 15th 2020,  1:00 - 2:00 pm 

Please check back for updates. Private programs such as schools, clubs are not listed    

Hoo's Woods Winter Indoor Portrait Classes Dec 1st & 7th

Sunday December 1st & 7th, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Tax Deductible Fee $75.00
Location: Tallgrass Prairies 3129 County Rd N, Milton WI

Space limited, you must pre-register here
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Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center is offering this unique opportunity to photograph some of our education birds in an INDOOR studio setting featuring our Snowy Owl, Golden Eagle, , Screech and Peregrine Falcon, Spectacled Owl and Barn Owl in flight held indoors at the beautiful Tallgrass Prairies located near Milton. Owners, Meg and Peter Layton, have generously offered the use of their facility and welcome you to take a self-guided tour of their property afterwards. This session will be led by professional photographer Lorraine Matti, of Captured by Lorraine photography. If you have questions regarding photography or equipment contact Lorraine at
Since 2015 Lorraine has been a portrait and nature photographer as well as an experienced raptor handler and storm chaser. Tips and tricks will be offered throughout the session. Please note birds will be wearing the required equipment, anklets and jesses, for their safety.
Workshop size is limited and are required to have a digital camera. 

* Participants will not be handling birds and class is limited to registered participants only.* 

If you have any questions, please email Dianne at or call 608-883-2795.A confirmation email with location and details will be send prior to the event. Proceeds to benefit the birds in our care. We hope you will join us!

"Hush" Barn Owl

Our Mission

Hoo's Woods, founded in 1998, is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) raptor education and rehabilitation center located near Milton, in Southern Wisconsin.  Our mission is to inform and educate through the schools, scouts, community organizations, and general public regarding wildlife and habitat. We rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey.    


Interested in attending or scheduling a live raptor education program? Click here to learn more. You may also contact Dianne at 608-883-2795, email at, or download one of our brochures. 

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the following foundations and corporations for their support! 

Vitech Int'l, We Energies Foundation, Antonia Foundation, Tallgrass Prairies, Inc., American Family Colleen Frentzel Agency, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Ecolab Foundation, MGE Foundation , 

Blackhawk Community Credit Union, Shackelford Family Foundation, 

Hang Glide Wisconsin, George S. Parker Trust 

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We are dedicated to the rehabilitation, education and conservation of birds of prey. Your donation matters. 

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