Where and When:
Dates: 15 to 17 January 2016
Loactions: VFA Headquarters will be located in the Ramada Inn
Call: 540-434-9981 or 800-272-6232
Tell them you are with the VA Falconers’ Group
Rate is $59.99/night + tax, double occupancy
Take the most Southern Harrisonburg exit (mile #243) from Rt. I-81
Go North on Rt. 11 about two blocks to the motel on your right
Noon – Meet Starts – individual/informal hawking groups
6:00 PM – Meet at VFA Headquarters room for informal dinner parties
8:00 PM – Officers & Directors Closed Meeting (VFA Board only)
7:30 AM – Breakfast – informal groups
9:00 AM – Meet in motel rear lot for group picture
9:30 AM – Q&A, Hawk Talk & Demo for general public
9:30 AM – Regular & Associate Members & invited guests* meet in parking lot near Headquarters
to form hunting parties
*We have have had to set limits on the numbers of non-falconers who can accompany hunting parties into the field, due to logistic challenges.
Noon – Informal lunch & return to Ramada to re-form hunting groups ~1:00 PM
7:00 PM – VFA group dinner**, all Members & invited guests at location TBA. **remember to sign up for dinner @ HQ to be included in the headcount.
9:00 PM – Presentations & Membership Meeting
7:30 AM, Noon, & 1:00 PM – Same as Saturday
9:00AM - Regular & Associate Members & invited guests meet in parking lot near Headquarters to form hunting parties
Noon – Re-form hunting groups and have lunch or depart for home
Meet is completed as/when members and their guests return home
2015 VFA Permitted Falconers Meet
Friday, December 11th through Sunday 13th
Graves Mountain Lodge
Following on the successful tradition established in Natural Bridge, this year the club is testing out a new venue for its annual permitted falconers meet. Graves Mountain Lodge is a rustic resort in Syria, Virginia on the eastern edge of the Shenandoah National Park.
The owners have opened up their 1800 acres to us for hunting our hawks. In addition to that property, the rural farming area is ideal for establishing new relationships with local landowners.
Graves Mountain is offering us an entire lodge building for our use and all meals through the weekend. There are 16 rooms available and reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis. Permitted falconers and their personal guests are welcome to attend this year’s meet.
Please call the Lodge directly on 540-923-4231 to make reservations under the group Virginia Falconers' Association.
Club Discounted All-Inclusive Package Pricing
We have negotiated the cost down to the lowest possible pricing on your behalf, and this deal has been set up especially for this event. Hence it is NON-NEGOTIABLE.
There are two all-inclusive choices per person:
1) Arrive Friday with Dinner
Two nights’ accommodations, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Saturday, and Breakfast & Lunch on Sunday: $175 per person.
2) Arrive Friday without Dinner
Including dinner on Friday night: $195 per person.
FYI – this may sound like a lot, but it’s a great deal for members. For example
$175 = ($75 x 2 nights) + (5 meals at an average cost of $7 each)
$195 = ($75 x 2 nights) + (6 meals an average cost of $9 each)
The meet officially starts at noon on Friday, December 11 and ends when you return home on Sunday, December 13.
Meet Photo 8:15 AM on Saturday morning
Meal seating times
Dinner Friday 6:30 – 7:30 Trout buffet
Breakfast 8.30 – 9.30
Lunch 12 – 1:30 Boxed lunches available on request before 9 am
Meet Banquet 7.00 Ribeye buffet
We're looking forward to a fun new meet and hope that you can join.
Any questions can be directed to Andrew King: AndrewKing47@gmail.com
Come all ye falconers, guests, family and birds to the 2015 Virginia Falconer's Association annual picnic! The VFA is hosting an off-season get together in Massanutten, Virginia and we hope to see everyone there! It is an excellent opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones, learn about falconry, eat amazing food and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Posted here is some helpful information about the event.
Date: AUGUST 15, 2015; 11AM - 4PM
Place: Nature Center/Ski Lodge at Massanutten Resort
Address: 4047 Massanutten Dr, McGaheysville, VA 2284
Cost: $10 for lunch.
RSVP: In order to ensure there will be enough food for everyone, we REQUIRE that VFA members RSVP and
include the number of guests in their party. Please contact Ken Molidor : email@example.com to RSVP. If
members or guests wish to attend but not purchase lunch, they are welcome to bring their own picnic. Please
confirm RSVP by AUGUST 7th, 2015.
11AM - Guests arrive
12PM - Lunch! Lunch will be catered by Hank's Smokehouse and will include pulled pork BBQ chicken, two sides,
and a dessert.
1:30PM - Membership Meeting and Fundraising Auction. Art and Equipment will be displays during the afternoon
From all other points see www.massresort.com
Some special notes
ANNUAL WINCHESTER FIELD MEET Feb. 20-22, 2015. There will be an Open to the Public Q&A, Hawk Talk & Flight Demo starting at 9:30 AM Saturday.
Click Here For More Information!
ANNUAL HARRISONBURG FIELD MEET Jan. 16-18, 2015. There will be an Open to the Public Q&A, Hawk Talk & Flight Demo starting at 9:30 AM Saturday.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has announced the 2014 take of passage peregrine falcons for falconry. If you are a Master of General falconer and interested in finding out more, please check out the following links.
Come all ye falconers, guests, family and birds to the 2014 Virginia Falconer's Association annual picnic! Once again the VFA is hosting an off-season get together in Crozet, Virginia and we hope to see everyone there! It is an excellent opportunity to see old friends, meet new ones, learn about falconry, eat amazing food and enjoy the beautiful countryside. Posted here is some helpful information about the event.
Date: August 16. 2014
Place: Greenwood Community Center (same as last two years)
Address: 865 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA 22932.
Cost: To Be Announced
RSVP: In order to ensure there will be enough food for everyone, we STRONGLY URGE VFA members to RSVP and include the number of guests. VFA members will receive an email shortly with all contact info and details on who to contact
and how to RSVP. Non-member guests may contact the picnic organizer (firstname.lastname@example.org - Please
remove the "-" before sending) to be included in the headcount.
11AM - Guests arrive
12PM - Lunch! The caterer from last year will be back and serving pulled pork BBQ, Kevin's special beans, cole slaw,
cornbread, some other sides, fried chicken (get there early for chicken -- it went fast last year), brownies, cookies,
1:30PM - Membership Meeting - All Welcome
2:30PM - Fundraising Auction & Awards. Art and Equipment will be displays during the afternoon
Some special notes
ANNUAL HARRISONBURG FIELD MEET Jan. 17 - 19, 2014.
There will be an Open to the Public Q&A, Hawk Talk & Flight Demo starting at 9:30 AM Saturday.