The California Hawking Club was formed in 1971 by a small group of dedicated falconers to preserve and promote the public image of the art of Falconry, to assist in the conservation of birds of prey, and to collect and disseminate information through its publications.
THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORGANIZATION SHALL BE TO PRESERVE BIRDS OF PREY AND TO ADVANCE THE ART AND PRACTICE OF FALCONRY BY:
- The improvement of the qualifications and abilities of falconers through high standards of practice, experience, ethics, conduct and achievement.
- The dissemination of knowledge through research, meetings, reports, papers, discussions and publications.
- The active promotion of the public image of falconry to the end of having falconry viewed as an art and sport, to be preserved for future generations.
- The preservation of all birds of prey through the active education of the public as an appropriate and effective conservation measure.
Wow, how this year is flying by! The end of the molt is nearing, young birds are being trained and soon we will all be back in the field enjoying our passion.
With that in mind, it is only a few short months before our 2017 Annual Field Meet is upon us. The dates are confirmed and be reminded calendars fill up quickly when we're back in the field. So...
SAVE THESE DATES!!!
Wednesday, January 11th through Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Where? Topaz Lodge and Casino, just over the Nevada/California on scenic Highway 395. The hotel appears to have it all for us, lots of rooms at reasonable “discounted for us” rates ($53 plus taxes) per night, with many animal friendly rooms, great meeting room for the vendors and speakers, a restaurant and bar/lounge, and plenty of room for all of us to hang out and share hawking stories with old and new friends.
Lake Topaz Lodge is approximately 80 miles south of Reno and 350 miles north of Victorville. So, come join us in making new memories with new friends and old acquaintances.
Remember to save the dates and reserve your rooms early. You may make reservations with the hotel by calling the Lodge (775) 266-3338 / RV Park (775) 266-3337. Be sure to mention that you are with the CHC to receive the discounted room rate. A refundable pet fee will be collected up front; Two pets or less, $10/day, three or more pets $10/day per pet. You must request to have your room inspected prior to checking out, if no damage or additional cleaning of any type is required, a refund will be issued. As a special perk, you will receive a “Hawking Club” coupon book upon check in!
Watch for further updates on the Meet and your mailbox for the fall newsletter and 2014 journal. You may also pre-register on-line or download the form.
Looking forward to seeing you then!