Virginia

Falconers’

Association

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Updated: 01-02-14

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Since 1983, the Virginia Falconers’ Association has been a group of passionate, diverse folks who share a common enterprise: falconry and a love for birds of prey and their environments. We work closely with our governing agency, the Dpt. of Game and Inland Fisheries, to keep falconry relevant, legal, accessible, and ethical. Among our primary group activities are field meets (both members-only & invitational), working with the DGIF, and educational activities & presentations.

The group, made up of volunteers only, has a variety of events, efforts, trainings, and happenings underway all year. Specifically, there are three open-to-the-public events annually, held: The third weekend of January; the third weekend of February; and the third weekend of August. Updates for each are posted on our Facebook page as well as on this website.

Please navigate our website to find more information on WHAT WE DO, COME PLAY WITH US, EDUCATE YOURSELF/FURTHER READING, FALCONRY, VISIT OUR FRIENDS, FALCONRY IMAGES, FIND A REAL PERSON, and more.  

News and information can be found occasionally updated to our blog, found by clicking on “Come Play with Us” above, or “NEWS” to the right.

Newest Posts (click NEWS, right):

Harrisonburg Field Meet: January 17-19, 2014. Details on the .pdf flier you can download HERE.
Or go to the latest NEWS
(click right)!

Squirrel hawking is the adventure many of us undertake in VA (not all of course, but many) and here are links to two videos showing two of our members’ hunts with redtailed hawks on squirrels:  15 sec slowmo flying catch

3 min follow-through-the-trees chess match


VFA Logowear now available to order!! Visit our “Store” page and follow the directions to order a t-shirt, jacket, or hat with the VFA logo attached. Bulk orders not required. Set-up fee already handled by the VFA. Click through by entering HERE.

2013 Annual Picnic and Auction photos can be viewed by clicking HERE.

2013 ANNUAL WINCHESTER FIELD MEET photos can be viewed by clicking HERE.

2013 Harrisonburg Field Meet (new photos from our friend, Bart DeGraw added in March!) photos can be viewed by clicking HERE.

2012 Annual Picnic photos can be viewed by clicking HERE.

2012 Winchester Field Meet photos can be viewed by clicking HERE.

VFA Members participate in 4H Natural Resources Weekend, Jan. 2012. Photos from the event can be viewed by clicking HERE.

2012 Harrisonburg photos can be viewed by clicking HERE.

You might find the virginiafalconry yahoo group of use also. It is not an official VFA list, independently moderated, so once you sign up, you will have to await approval by the moderator. While it mostly concentrates on Virginia falconry topics, you do not have to be a licensed falconer, nor even a Virginia resident to join. Check it out at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/virginiafalconry/

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Find us on FaceBook!http://www.facebook.com/lee.chichester?ref=profile#!/pages/Virginia-Falconers-Association/104316132976039
merlin trapped "on the ridge"
 
hunting party
 
golden eagle on jackrabbit
 
watercolor kestrel head
 

We encourage you to get into touch with a real person for more information. Please remove the dash in the emails that appear in the TO: field after the link launches your email program and before you hit “send.”

redtail on squirrel