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Texas Hawking Association 32nd Annual Field Meet
Waco, TX
January 18-21 2013




Meet Hotel:

Clarion Inn Near Baylor University
801 South 4th Street
Waco, TX
(800) 275-9226

(Mention you are with THA)

Room Rate: $70 + tax (includes a $5.99 hot breakfast for up to two occupants)

2013 Banquet:

Clarion Inn Near Baylor University
801 South 4th Street
Waco, TX

Adult - $18

Child - $9 (12 and under)

Registration:

Regular registration runs through December 22, 2012. All THA members who register during regular registration receive a meet T-shirt and only pay $35.00. Anyone registering late or at the meet will pay $45.00 and may purchase a t-shirt for $5.00.

Registration Fees:

THA Members - $35.00

(THA Family Members $10.00)

Non-Members - $45.00

Members Registering at Meet - $45.00

Online Meet Registration:
For online meet registration through December 23, click here.

For PDF (print/paper) registration form, click here.

 


2013 Friday Night Speaker: Jim Ince

Jim Ince has been a falconer since the early 1960's flying a variety of hawks and falcons including kestrels, red-tails, cooper’s hawks, goshawks, merlins, a golden eagle and anatum and tundra peregrines. Jim was a charter member of the THA and its first Western Director. He also served as NAFA Vice-President from 2000-2004 and was a long time member of the TP&W Raptor and Falconry Council. Jim was one of the very few falconers in the Houston area sponsoring a number of falconers over the years since the sport was regulated.

In 1970 Jim took a summer trip to Europe. He visited and became friends with a number of well known falconers including Jack Mavrogordato, Ronald Stevens, and Roger Upton. Jim's presentation will be related to that trip and will also include some interesting historical highlights.

We are privileged to have him speak to the club.


2013 Keynote Speaker: Gary Brewer

For many years, the name Gary Brewer has been synonymous with red-tailed hawks and squirrel hawking. A long time friend of the THA, Gary is the author of Buteos and Bushytails, the definitive text on squirrel hawking.  Additionally, Gary has written a number of articles on weight control, red-tailed hawks, general training techniques, husbandry, problem solving and other topics.  Gary has flown a variety of hawks and falcons, but has spent the last several decades concentrating on red-tails, with his principal quarry being squirrels in the east Texas woods.  Mr. Brewer's talks are always entertaining and informative. On banquet night (Saturday) you will not want to miss the chance to hear a real master talk about his craft.



Schedule of Events – Except Dinner Out, All Events at Clarion

Friday Jan. 18, 2013
10:00AM - 5:00PM: Weathering Yard
4:00PM - 7:00PM: Late Registration
6:00PM - 7:00PM: Happy Hour - Meet & Greet / Vendors
7:00PM - 7:30PM: Welcome and THAnks Awards Presentations
7:30PM - 830PM:  Presentation by Jim Ince – Friday Night Speaker

8:30PM - 11:00PM: Meet & Greet Continued, Impromptu Workshops, Vendors


Saturday Jan. 19, 2013
7:00AM - 5:00PM: Weathering Yard
11:00AM - 2:00PM: Late Registration


Saturday Jan. 19, 2013
5:00PM – Doors Open to Members
5:30PM - 7:00PM: Raffle Sales Open to Members
7:00PM - 7:30PM: Dinner Served
7:30PM - 8:00PM: THA Business & Awards
8:00PM - 8:30PM: Keynote Speaker – Gary Brewer
8:30PM - 9:00PM: Raffle Sales Continued (30 min.)
9:00PM - 10:00PM: THA Raffle and Auction
10:00PM: Closing
(**All times are approximate)


Sunday Jan. 20, 2013
7:00AM - 5:00PM: Weathering Yard
8:00AM - 10:00AM: Open Business Meeting


Sunday Jan. 20, 2013  Dinner Out
7:00PM: THA Dinner Out – Venue TBD

 

Page updated 11/26/2012
Any issues or problems, please contact

Chuck Redding: southdir@texashawking.org
Brandi Nickerson: treasurer@texashawking.org 

 
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