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09-03-2009, 08:11 PM
The Ohio Falconers Association would like to invite all interested licensed falconers to our annual fall meeting.

The meeting this year will be Saturday, Oct 3, at the District Headquarters (not the State Headquarters) of the Ohio Division of Wildlife. They have a nice, ample meeting room there that they will allow us to use.

ODNR District Headquarters
1500 Dublin Rd
Columbus, OH 43215-1010

Tim Cox is in the process of putting together a fine raffle or auction for this meeting. If you have anything you'd like to contribute to the effort, please give him an email or call at timmwade@yahoo.com.
8840 Southwold Ct.
Powell,OH 43065

The reason for this meeting site, is that we are arranging for the appearance of Greg Thomas, one of the world's finest, most experienced, and successful falconers. Greg will be coming over from Indiana, and will present his renowned digital presentation on the red-tailed hawk in modern falconry. As many know, Greg is the author of the red-tail chapters in all of the recent editions of North American Falconry and Hunting Hawks. He has devised a number of unique and rewarding training and conditioning techniques with his red-tails and will describe them in detail. His falconry PowerPoint has been presented to falconry associations in all of the nearby states, to great acclaim. Wait until you learn how he is able to take his red-tails to Texas each year and nail giant jackrabbits with ease.

This will be a special meeting, and we will make every effort to get as many in attendance as possible. The combination of the raffle and Greg Thomas's presentation will make this the most informative and rewarding meeting we've ever had.

If there are any questions about the meeting please contact;
John A. Blakeman, Sec/Treas
Ohio Falconry Association
2412 Scheid Rd
Huron, OH 44839

Timm Wade
Powell, Ohio

09-24-2009, 12:53 PM
Tim, any ideas on what they plan on raffling off? I will be going. Just wondering what they plan on having there and how much money to bring. Anyone else going?

09-24-2009, 02:55 PM
I'll be there Ryan with bells on.

09-24-2009, 04:10 PM
The West Virginia contingent will be there just to see Joby with his bells on. Hope he doesn't have a pocket full of Fairy Dust. LOL

09-24-2009, 04:23 PM
Hey Curt, No I won't be bringing any fairy dust. : ) How's that little boy Cobie doing? And his new little girlfriend, Taylor?

09-24-2009, 05:24 PM
Both of them are doing good. Cobie has settled in to his new home and the pup is busy being a pup (currently a pain in the a$$, but she'll grow out of it). As soon as I get these two Harris Hawks figured out, I'll come up and bring the cast and pack.

09-25-2009, 03:26 PM
Sounds good Curt. I've started running Chance with the other two girls and she's doing real well. I've still got the two small puppies that I was planning on keeping, but my wife said 5 dogs, 2 pigeons, 2 San Juans, and 2 hawks was too much! : ( So, the puppies gotta go. I'd love to fly your birds together with SIN over the pack of doxies up here sometime. Let me know when you want to come up. Mick and I were thinking of doing some hunting before the picnic next week if you're interested.

09-26-2009, 01:34 PM
The yearly meeting wiil start at 1:00 pm. Anyone this year wishing to eat before hand will have the opportunity from 12-1 outside the DNR building. No food is provided this year ,so bring your own and a couple of chairs.
Following is a list of raffle items on hand as of today. There are possibly several other items yet to arrive. Bring plenty of cash to purchase chances!!

Following is a list of donations for the Ohio Falconers Association raffle as of 9-25-2009.

Peregrine Fund (David Wells Administrator)
1-poster "Jungle Queen" (Harpy eagle) by Gene Johnson, signed and numbered
1-poster "Aurora" (USAFA Gyrfalcon) by James Enderson
1- pair of bells imported by Al Nye with documentation (collectors item)

Doug Geiger
1- leather hawking bag
1- promise for a perch

Hancock House
1-book "Fascination with Falcons" by Bill Burnham
1-book "A Falconry Manual" by Frank Beebe

Harry McElroy
1-book "Desert Hawking 4" signed copy

Rodent Pro (Casey Willoughby sales manager)
4- $25 certificates

Into the Wind (Dan Leigh's U.S.A. Little Bear falcon training kite distributor)
1- $25 certificate

Tracker Radio Systems
2- 20% off certificates (to be used by Dec.31st)

D&B Scientific
vitamins and jess grease

Rebecca O'Conner
1-book Falcons Return (signed copy)
3-falconry related stationery
1-large womens shirt (Columbia Sportswear)
1-extra large mens shirt (Columbia Sportswear)

Mike Syring
1-Falconry bag

Mike Dupuy
400- day old chicks certificate

Sampo Swivels
10- #6 stainless swivels with large rings

American Falconry Magazine
1 years subsciption

Davidsons Falconry Equipment
falconry lure
hood protector
2-falconry key chains
falconry hood
several alymeri jesses and anklets

Ron Rollins
dutch hood(black goshawk/peales peregrine size)
falcon hood block

Communication Specialists
2- collapsible telemetry antennae with cases

Eagle Wing Publishing
2- falconers log books
Beginners Circle by William Oakes

Cheri Heimbach (Baywings Falconry)
Certificate for 3 reward tags

Northwoods Falconry Equipment (Brad Woods)
4-Falconry Hoods

Marshall Radio Telemetry
1-merlin transmitter (216 Mhz)
2-trackpack mounting systems(1-micro/1-regular)
1- tail mount pliers with clips
2-hats, stickers
gift certificates

Western Sporting
1-Arab Hood (black with window back, size 61)
1-Falconry Glove (small,black)
1-Falconry Glove (tan, lite to medium duty)
2-Falconry Notecard sets
1-Miniature Falconry Glove Keychain
1-Book hunting with Aplomados (B.Dalton)
1-California Apprentice Manuel
1-Book Trapping Essentials ( Ben Woodruff)
1-Dacron Tethering System

09-27-2009, 12:14 AM
I regret that I'll be unable to attend. It sounds like a great program! My cousin (who I haven't seen in 22 years) is coming to visit. If I do break free, I'll try to make it.

09-27-2009, 08:38 AM
AND add a Launcher Leash and framed Mountain Princess pic I'm bringing for the Raffle.

I also promise to do my best to see my featured presentation lives up to the billing OFA has given it (Geesh! No pressure here!).

Seriously, folks, it sure looks like the OFA is putting on a great gathering this year for all Ohio falconers to fellowship with old friends, make new ones, and talk about what's important for Ohio falconry this year.

And the rest of us who live in the Midwest, what a great way to start our season by visiting with our Ohio brothers and sisters of the hunt!

See you there!


09-28-2009, 01:27 PM
Looks like alot of great stuff!! I cant wait!! I'll have to see if the wife will increase my allowance, LOL

09-29-2009, 08:35 AM
wait, let me see if I can get this....

Ohio is having an annual picnic and raffle, but no food is provided or allowed inside.confusedd

09-29-2009, 02:32 PM
Yes, the event is being held at an Department of Natural Resources Office. I was not
real thrilled with the location chosen this year but I'd bet we'll be having a great outdoor event next year!