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Chris Kimble
Vice President

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President-elect

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Treasurer

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Secretary



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Name?

David Price


How long have you been an OFA member?

Two years in June 

 Positions in OFA?

Member

Where do you live? 

Goldsby, Ok 

Job or School?

Owner of Sandy Creek Millworks Inc. 

Trim Carpentry mostly residential 

Family?

Wonderful Wife, and Two kids, my daughter Brandalyn (16 ) who says she is tired of people saying " oh yeah your dad is the one with the hawk" and my son Sterling (11), who will probably be a future falconer, I really can't say enough good things about my wife she has been very patient with my obsession, especially after I installed misters on the mews while the rest of us sat baking on the back porch during the 110deg summer, 


What got you interested in falconry?

I rescued a Great Horned Owl, as a teenager and have always been intrigued by all the raptors, (ultimate hunting animal)  There was always some reason why I couldn't apply for falconry permit, work school or whatever but I finally decided after almost 25yrs of just watching them, been the greatest decision I've ever made, it is somewhat demanding at times, but very rewarding!

 

Who was your sponsor? (or mentors and influences?)

Peter Tirrell is my sponsor, I guess as long as I fulfill his expectations I will graduate to general in July, he has dubbed me "grasshopper " from the beginning, and said I had received the highest honor when my bird Dixie sliced my NAFA cap from atop her pole perch, 


What birds do you currently fly?

A Female RT named Dixie, kept her through the molt and am currently hunting with her now. a very tame and versatile bird, she will take a shot at anything that moves, fur or feathered, ( this includes raccoons and badgers ) I will be releasing her this spring. Probably with regrets.

 

What was your favorite bird and why?

I am still kind of partial to the RT's they are just plain tough, maybe not fast but they do have the power, and from my limited experience they are a pleasure to fly and watch, 

 

What birds do you plan to fly or would like to fly?

I am hoping to fly a coopers hawk next season, going to try some different game as our rabbit population is down and habitat is being destroyed daily,

Favorite Quarry?

I do like squirrel hunting with Dixie she is pretty proficient at it, and seems to have the same attitude towards them as I do, 

 

Do you have other animals?

My kids seem to think that we need cats we had 5 at one time (all strays but I paid to have them fixed and fed) now we have 4 as Dixie expressed her desire to turn the tables, during some of her initial training, I am now banned from flying her in the yard, and have rec'd the "you and that damn bird" speech a few times

 

What is the best tip that you would give someone new to the sport?

Patience! The bird does not speak English, yelling at it won't work! And make sure the mews is nice enough for you to sleep in should you find yourself out of the house

 

What goals do you have for your falconry experience?

I wanted to have something to pass down, to my kids, even if they don't become falconers, they will have an appreciation for the birds themselves.

 

Contact Info you want public?

David Price

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405-613-2100

Social Networks?

Facebook

 

 

 



 
 

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