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 45th 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 13th through Saturday, January 16th, 2016
Where? The Wyndham (formerly the Holiday Inn) located on Highway 99 in just about the middle of our State. The hotel appears to have it all for us, lots of rooms at reasonable "discounted for us" rate ($ 79 plus taxes) per night, great meeting rooms 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. The $25.00 pet deposit has been waived. Dogs and raptors are welcome in all rooms. Visalia is approximately 100 miles from Los Banos and 75 from Bakersfield, both CHC past field meet locations that many have fond memories of. So, come join us in making new memories at a great new location.
Remember to save the dates and reserve your rooms early. You may make reservations with the hotel by calling (559) 651-5000. Be sure to mention that you are with the CHC to receive the discounted room rate.
Watch the website for further updates and your mail box for the fall newsletter including the Meet Pre-Registration form.
Online Pre-Registration will be posted here soon.
Looking forward to seeing you then!
Wally Imfeld - Meet Chair
Through its affiliate memberships, the CHC supports the public education, raptor research and conservation efforts of these organizations.