AFA Fall Picnic and Desert Hawking Classic announcement

Hi everyone. The Arizona Falconers Association invites you to attend a Falconer’s  Picnic on October 20th at 10 AM in Veteran’s Oasis Park, 4050 E.  Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ.  We will meet at the Gambel’s Quail  Pavilion. Please feel free to bring your bird and the rest of your family.   There will be grass and shade trees so you can stake out your bird.   This will provide a great chance for apprentices to see hawks and  falcons up close. The park has hiking trails and a fishing lake for family fun.  Great  wildlife viewing opportunities are onsite, including an Environmental  Education Center and nature store. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and soft drinks will be provided.  Please bring a  side dish or dessert to be shared with everyone.  Bring your own beer,  if you want it, but no glass containers are allowed in the park. There will be a club benefit “Garage Sale”.  Please bring your  unwanted falconry related items; old perches, old hoods, old books or  publications; things that still has some useful life in them, but you  have moved on.  We will tag them with garage sale pricing and the  proceeds will help pay for the food. AFA President Charlie Kaiser will update everyone on club activities and the status of proposed regulations affecting our sport. There will be no formal hunting trips planned in association with this event, but members are free to plan their own. We hope to see a good turnout for this event.  It will provide a  great opportunity for members to make new friends in the sport,  re-establish old friendships and to encourage camaraderie as we start  this new hawking season.  Feel free to invite any potential apprentices  to the picnic. For more information, call Ken Mesch, new AFA Secretary, at 406-672-9906.   We have also set the date for the Desert Hawking Classic. The meet will be held at the Holiday Inn in Casa Grande January 24th through 27th. Details to come soon, but save the dates now!