2021 ANNUAL PICNIC
The picnic was a blast!!! Thank you to everyone that helped make the comeback from the year of fear a success.
After some great grub, we gathered inside to start our annual business meeting. I am impressed to say we had much more than a required quorum to carry on!!
It was good to see many of the long time members, new falconers and pre-apprentices, gather to share or compare experiences and knowledge. This is where our organization shines!
During our meeting we heard about some of the great things we accomplished as a whole. Such as, headway on the "squirrel bill", 2021 NAFA meet in OK., and future workshops, to name a few.
This was also the year to elect a new board of directors. The membership would like to thank the 2019-2021 board for everything they have done for our club. We hope the new board will have great success leading the club into the next two years. Thank you to everyone that stepped up to help.
The OFA would like to recognize, Ron Lloyd, Joel May and Rob Summers for securing a beautiful venue, procuring some great BBQ and spearheading a fantastic raffle! A job well done gentlemen!
The event was held at Arcadia Lake, at The ODWC Education Center, in Edmond, OK. We couldn't have asked for a more picturesque location or better weather for our annual club picnic.
The main course was supplied by the club and all the sides and desserts were brought by members. A meal fit for kings I tell ya'!
The morning started with a round table discussion on falconry issues and new laws in Oklahoma. We adjourned to meet with some old friends and make some hew ones as we set up for lunch.
At the close of the meeting we recognized some of the members from The Kansas Hawking Club. Thank you for making the long drive to spend the day with us.
Meeting adjourned......... now it's raffle time!!!! Look at all those tables filled with donated items!! Long time falconers, apprentices and pre-apprentices alike.... were bating off the glove to get started! I cannot thank all those who supported our cause enough. Your generosity was amazing!
Another great OFA event in the books! We hope to see you at our workshops this summer and our meets this winter. Till then.... hope you have a great off season and a clean molt.
Cheers for now.....
2021 Apprentice Workshop
On Saturday August 28th, hundreds of years of collective falconry experience met from all corners of the state to host the 2021 Oklahoma Falconers Association Apprentice Workshop.
Pre-Apprentice and Master falconers alike arrived at the Edmond firehouse for a day to share and learn. Topics ranged from bird husbandry and dog training, to telemetry and trapping. While each topic discussed was only a brief introduction into the respective field, presenters had visual aids, slideshows, handouts, video clips, and even a scale model of a bow net trapping station to help illustrate aspects of being a falconer.
The open forum style event allowed prospective falconers to have free-flowing conversations with the presenters and audience.
The OFA would like to thank Chris for putting this day together. Your dedication to our sport and our club is very much appreciated. To all the presenters, thank you again for helping our club make better falconers!
We hope to see all of you at our future events in 2021 and 2022!
Cheers for now.
2021 Kestrel Nesting Box Building Day
Unfortunately, we just plumb ran out of time! Then we heard the news of The Expo getting cancelled so we let the nest box day slip by. A few of the members did have some time to make a few for us. Hopefully, nest year will be a little more safe to get together!
2021 OUTDOOR EXPO
The Wildlife Expo is scheduled for September 24 through the 26th in The Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, Oklahoma. As usual, The OFA will have a booth. Friday 9/24 is for schools only, Saturday and Sunday is open to the public.
Due to another outbreak of Covid 19, The 2021 outdoor Expo will not go on as planned. See you all in 2023!
2021 FALL FALCONRY MEET
We are currently planning a fall meet. We will post more information as the time nears.
2021 WINTER FALCONRY MEET
2021 Winter Hawking Meet
Krys has stepped up and offered to hold a meet at his place in Mountain Park again. We will announce more information as the dates gets closer.
2022 FRIENDS MEET
2022 Friends Meet
Our annual friends meet with the Kansas Hawking Association is usually on the first weekend in March. Check back later in the year for more information!
OK Falconers Assoc.com
The OFA proudly supports these fine organizations.
EVENTS COMING UP
The State no longer registers our falconry birds. You now must register them with the Federal Govt. The link above is a tutorial on how to do so.
Sept. 24-26 2021
2021 Trapping Event
2021 Fall OFA Meet
September 24-26, 2021
Mountain Park, OK
2022 OFA/KHC Friends Meet
Sat. June 4, 2022
November 14-20, 2021