Though this is short notice, it is with great pleasure that the Peregrine Club of Philadelphia is pleased to announce an invitation to falconers near and far to attend our Annual Meet. This is the 2nd Annual Meet since the reconstitution of the club in 2013. After the success of the meet last year, it is an event we would like to share with as many falconers as possible. Last year we enjoyed the company of falconers from neighboring states and we hope to extend the reach of our invitation even further.

The meet will be held on January 2nd and 3rd and should be a great way to start off the new year. 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 3rd). We are honored to have Leonard Donato, VMD as our guest speaker. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice. The banquet will be $30 per person.

Meet registration is free to club members and $35 to non-members. Registration for the meet and banquet will be open in the next couple days via our website ( or apply for membership ($25 yearly) and have the fee waived. We will update this announcement as once registration is open. To be clear, the meet and banquet are separate fees.

Please RSVP for the banquet no later than 12/15 so that we can have an accurate head count.

If you are interested in flying on stocked pheasant or chukar email as we need some idea of a head count and will have to coordinate the cost of game birds.

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.

Pennsylvania falconers have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming months. With nearly two years of effort and collaboration with the Board of Game Commissioners on the books, a wild peregrine take is finally slated for next season. This will be a memorable outing with high spirits as we celebrate this exciting development in PA falconry.


The Officers & Members
Peregrine Club of Philadelphia