Lake Ming Mini-Meet

California Hawking Club
Lake Ming Mini-Meet
Bakersfield, CA
October 20th, and 21th 2017

Members of the California Hawking Club in the south are planning an early fall campout and mini-meet weekend. This is a must-attend outing for new/aspiring apprentices. It will be the 4th weekend of October. It is the first weekend of $12 per day camping. Camp sites can be reserved, and Frank and David will advise people as to what sites are in the area we want. A few of us are planning on arriving early Thursday morning. We hopefully can get a large group of campsites, so we can take over a section of the camp. Let us know if when you reserve a space. You can click on our names to email us.

Kern River Campground

Contact: Frank Virga (661) 599-7830 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 951-906-2954

Tentative Agenda

Friday, October 20th
Morning - Arrival and camp set-up. Out Hawking!
Noon - In camp for do-it-yourself lunches. We’ll be back out hawking or cooling off if it is a hot weekend.
Evening - No host campfire and dinner. We can plan at lunchtime what everyone wants to do for dinner.
We all need to bring firewood for the Friday and Saturday night campfires.

Saturday, October 21st
Morning – Up early for more hawking.
Noon – We can again decide Friday if we all want to do something for lunch, or if we’ll do it individually.
Evening – Group banquet, hosted by the CHC, in appreciation of our members. Dinner is free to current 2017 members, but donations to the club will be gratefully accepted. 

Once again, we will need lots of firewood for the campfire!

We are in the process of soliciting donations for a raffle on Saturday during/after the BBQ. Please consider donating any extra Falconry items you have, that an Apprentice might need.

Sunday, October 22nd
Travel day, with hawking on the way home for those who are not too burnt out.