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Jonathan Coleman
President

Chris Kimble
Vice President

Bart Russell
President-elect

Shane Bullard
Treasurer

Rob Huber
Secretary



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Name?
Jerel Collins

How long have you been an OFA member?
A year

Where do you live?
Clinton, OK

Job or School?
City of Clinton, Parks Maintenance Supervisor

What got you interested in falconry?
As a kid I was always fascinated with red tail hawks. I thought it would be awesome to be able to keep a bird that ate meat haha! Almost 2 years ago I was surfing the web and came across the sport of falconry.  I began researching the sport, and learned you can keep them legally if you take the right steps to do so. One day I posted some pictures on facebook to sell some pigeons, Chris Kimble was interested, and he had a picture of his male passage harris hawk Sylar as his profile picture. After learning he was a falconer, I guess you can say the rest is history.

Who was your sponsor? (or mentors and influences?)
Chris Kimble is my sponsor and, an excellent teacher and friend.  I'm very happy I have him as a sponsor.

What bird(s) do you currently fly?
I recently flew a passage Red Tail

What birds have you flown in the past?
I have only have flown that Red Tail

What was your favorite bird, and why?
I will go with the only bird I have flown, and that's my red tail Crimson. I had a very fun season, and that bird was easy and fun to work with. I caught 21 rabbits in my first season with him.

What birds do you plan to fly, or would like to fly?
I plan on flying a female harris hawk  in the future.

What is your favorite quarry?
I have only hunted cottontails, but I plan on getting into hunting a lot of squirrels and jack rabbits. Who knows what else in the future.

Do you have other animals?
I have a Pit bull, an English Bulldog, and a Jack Russell. I also have been raising and showing pigeons (Lahores) for almost 15 yrs. I started raising Coturnix Quail late last year.

Favorite falconry story?
Don't have one yet but I will have many I'm sure in years to come.

What is the best tip that you would give someone new to the sport?
I would say be a sponge, and ask questions.

Who have you sponsored?
I'm still an apprentice, but would enjoy teaching someone in the future.

What goals do you have for your falconry experience?
My goals are to be someone that everyone can look at and say he takes excellent care of his birds, and does a good job of catching game.

Contact Info you want public?
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Social Networks?
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