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Khaos
10-06-2015, 11:58 AM
It is with great pleasure that the Peregrine Club of Philadelphia is pleased to announce an invitation to all falconers to attend our Annual Meet. This is the 3rd Annual Meet since the reconstitution of the club in 2013. It is an event we would like to share with as many falconers as possible. Last year we enjoyed the company of falconers from neighbouring states and we hope to extend the reach of our invitation even further.

The meet will be held on November 27th and 28th. Registration and our central meeting place will be at the Holiday Inn in Morgantown at 6170 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, PA 19543. The hotel is, of course, dog and bird friendly. They have also offered a group rate of $89 per night for those attending the meet.

There will be a dinner banquet and a raffle held at the hotel on Saturday evening (the 28th).

Speaker: Ed Pitcher, Author of The Flying of Falcons. Mr. Pitcher is working on a second book as a follow up to the first.

Special Guest: Bob Gerlach. Mr. Gerlach will show a short film that his late father, Dr. James Gerlach recorded on Assateague Island trapping peregrines with some of the original members of the Peregrine Club of Philadelphia in the early days.

Meet & Banquet Fees:t

Banquet
Total

Renewal Membership
$15- Meet + $30- Banquet = $45 Total
New Membership
$25- Meet + $30- Banquet = $55 Total
Nonmember Guest
$0 - Meet + $60- Banquet = $60 Total
Under 16 $0 - Meet + $30 Banquet = $30 Total

Register Here: http://peregrineclubofphiladelphia.org/index.php/field-meet (http://peregrineclubofphiladelphia.org/index.php/field-meet)

A valid falconry license and PA Hunting license are required to hunt in PA. You can order your PA license on-line here: https://www.pa.wildlifelicense.com/start.php

Please RSVP for the banquet no later than 11/1 so that we can have an accurate head count.

If you are interested in flying on stocked pheasant or chukar email admin@peregrineclubofphiladelphia.org as we need some idea of a head count and will have to coordinate the cost of game birds, typically about $15 each.

In regards to wild game, the meet is located within 5 miles of about 10,000 acres of state-owned hunting lands - State Game Land 43 and 52 as well as over 6,000 acres of French Creek State Park that are open to hunting where squirrel, rabbit, and pheasant should be available. There are also many farms nearby where falconers would be able to ask permission. SGL 43 has also been stocked with pheasant by the PA Game Commission.



We are hard at work trying to make Sunday hunting for Falconers legal in PA, so please come out and support us in our efforts.

We look forward to seeing you at this years meet and wish you all the best of Hunting.
Regards,


The Officers & Members
Peregrine Club of Philadelphia


www.peregrineclubofphiladelphia.org (http://www.peregrineclubofphiladelphia.org)

Khaos
10-06-2015, 06:05 PM
Unfortunately, due to a death in the family, Ed Pitcher will be unable to join us this year at our meet. Our thoughts and best wishes to him and his family.

Khaos
10-07-2015, 07:10 PM
I am honoured to announce that Dr. Lynn Oliphant will be our keynote speaker at this years meet. Lynn is the author of the "Four Week Window - Realizing Your Birds Full Potential".

Khaos
10-08-2015, 05:09 PM
Please use the Discount Code: PER when you make your hotel reservation.

dwit1990
10-30-2015, 05:08 PM
Major announcement below:

I just received updated information from Peregrine Club leadership regarding the details of the meet.

The Peregrine Club is hosting Marshall Telemetry on both days of the field meet. Marshall will do a product demonstration/presentation on Friday and then Saturday they will be demo'ing the new GPS systems on attendees' birds so we can all see the new system in action.

Marshall reports that they're going to be very busy doing similar product debuts/demonstrations in distant parts of the world in the very near future. In their words, we should consider this a very lucky opportunity because of the soon-to-increase demands on their staff. This is the time to get acquainted with the new technology before it is available for purchase.

If you are at all excited by the buzz about GPS telemetry, come, bring your bird.

The product announcement video can be seen on Marshall's site if you haven't already watched.
http://marshallradio.com/north-american-falconry-products/gps-systems

Khaos
11-17-2015, 08:53 AM
Come support and celebrate our most recent success:

At last years Banquet we announced that we would be pursuing Sunday Hunting for Falconry in PA. As it stands right now we have a Bill in the Senate going through the series of votes to get passed.
SB 1065 - Scavello (PLS Summary) Amends Title 34 (Game) adding an exception to the Sunday hunting prohibition for any hunting with the use of birds of prey commonly known as falconry.

Khaos
11-17-2015, 04:14 PM
It passed the initial vote in the PA Senate today, now on to Appropriations and then back to the Senate Floor. As a zero cost item, Appropriations should be a breeze.

Khaos
11-20-2015, 02:42 PM
http://peregrineclubofphiladelphia.org/index.php/advocacy/sunday-hunting-update-ii

Khaos
11-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Our Bill for Sunday Falconry passed the PA Senate yesterday! Now on to the House, We are getting closer! Come celebrate with us at our meet this weekend! All are welcome!

Khaos
11-26-2015, 06:37 PM
Here is the agenda for the two days:

Friday, November 27th
8:00am - Registration Table & Weathering Yard - Open
8:00qm - Noon - Group hunting - Recommended Locations are provided at the Registration Desk - Groups organizet at the Registration desk
Noon - Group Lunch - Organized at the Hotel Lobby - Who ever is interested to lunch together at a nearby restaurant TBD - at your own expense
1:00pm - 4:00pm - Afternoon Group hunting
5:00pm - 7:00pm - Marshal Telemetry Demonstration
7:00pm - Cash Bar at the hotel for whomever would like to partake

Saturday, November 28th
8:00am - Registration Table & Weathering Yard - Open
8:00qm - Noon - Group hunting - Recommended Locations are provided at the Registration Desk - Groups organizet at the Registration desk
Noon - Group Lunch - Organized at the Hotel Lobby - Who ever is interested to lunch together at a nearby restaurant TBD - at your own expense
1:00pm - 4:00pm - Afternoon Group hunting
6:00pm - Banquet with Keynote Speaker Dr. Lyn Oliphant & Raffle
6:00pm - ? Cash Bar at the hotel for whomever would like to partake