Hey everyone. The AFA is pleased to announce our first southern AZ event in a while. Brian Wood and Carissa Jonason are putting on a picnic Saturday, October 6th at 3 PM at Cam-Boh picnic area in Saguaro National Park just west of Tucson. AFA will provide meats for a main course; please bring something to share.
We are hoping for a great turnout. Come and meet other local falconers, talk falconry and birds, and celebrate the start of the hawking season! See you all there!
The AFA Desert Hawking Classic is coming to Chino Valley Jan 25-28, 2018. The meet hotel is the Days Inn, Chino Valley. 928-636-0311 Rooms are limited so make your reservations now! This is not a large hotel and we expect it to be pretty full. When you call, tell them you are with the Arizona Falconers Association. Rooms that can accommodate birds are on the second floor. Note that dogs other than service dogs are not allowed per hotel policy. Room rates are $89.99 for double beds and $99.99 for a king. There are other pet-friendly hotels in the Prescott area; if you need pet-friendly rooms please make those arrangements soon!
We are pleased to announce that our banquet speaker this year will be Chase Delles from Minnesota!
We are planning an apprentice workshop on Saturday morning, a lunch BBQ on Friday, evening events Thursday and Friday including speakers and free food!
There is good game hawking in the area. Bunnies, Jacks, quail and ducks are all available.
Raffle donations are still needed! If you have raffle items to donate, you can bring them to the meet or send them in early. Contact Juli Bianchi-Ostler at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about the raffle.
Los Viajeros Inn, Wickenburg, AZ http://losviajerosinn.com/ 800.915.9795
Room rate is $85 per night plus tax, choice of single king or double queen. Please call and specify you are attending the Arizona Falconers Association meet to get the special rate. There is no pet fee: you will be allowed to take hawks in the rooms (drop cloths required!), but NOT dogs, as this hotel normally does not allow pets.
The meet flyer is here:
Please RSVP at the following link:
There is no cost to register but we need to know you are coming to ensure adequate facilities!
We will have guest speakers, workshops including the annual Apprentice Workshop, lots of game hawking, and of course, the Saturday night banquet and world-famous AFA raffle! Raffle donations are always needed so please bring your raffle donations to the meet.
We hope to have a registration page up soon. Details to follow. Thanks and see you in Wickenburg!