So, let's start turning the tables. Previously, we talked about humans slaying gryphons, now let's talk about gryphons fighting back against humans.
Gryphons are hexapodal creatures, possessing two wings and four legs. The general body-plan resembles that of a cheetah and measures 135 cm at the shoulders. Their heads, however, bear resemblance to various eagle and a few corvid species. Soft, fur-like plumage covers their head, neck, the upper parts of the forelegs, as well as the chest area. The lower parts of the forelegs are covered in yellowish scales. All four legs terminate in large claws, similar to that of a harpy eagle.
Gryphons are supreme soarers with limited capacity for powered flight. They can't take off frequently, so they usually save it for emergency.
Gryphons are smaller and more vulnerable than dragons, but are also more numerous, more agile, more active and proactive, compared to their scaled competitors.
Just like dragons, gryphons possess human levels of intelligence and are able to communicate with one another through squawks and caws. Gryphons live in small packs of 5-6, two families sharing the same territory and nesting site. Families take turns, one is hunting, the other is watching over the nests.
So, when gryphon territories overlap with human settlements or royal forests, things don't get ugly, until a typically younger gryphon decides to go against the word of their elders and snatch some food. Humans consider gryphons to be a pest. The best analogy to what would be awaiting them are wolf hunts. Though there's a threshold.
If you were to recruit at around half of a village's available population (so no elderly or small children) for a hunt, you'd most likely attract the unwanted attention of Trash Man, a malicious(?) entity who can and will absolutely and irreversibly destroy your village with plagues, arson and all sorts of chemical weapons.
For this reason, there's a monster slayer guild that specializes in hunting down "monsters". Monster hunters are well-funded, since they're in a good position to extort people, and operate in squads of five. They use the methods (so, primarily traps and crossbows) outlined in this and this post.
The scope of this question is an encounter between gryphons and a squad of monster slayers. The goal of the gryphons is to 1. slow down 2.rout 3.cause moderate damage to the squad in this priority. Gryphons also want to minimalize their own casualties and injuries, preferably to zero; for once a life is gone, it can't be brought back, not even Stands have that power.
What tactics would gryphons use then to combat monster slayers in this situation?
Gryphons can't really build tools but can use simpler ones, assuming they find any. The tech level is medieval.