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OFA Officers

Jonathan Coleman
President

Chris Kimble
Vice President

Bart Russell
President-elect

Shane Bullard
Treasurer

Rob Huber
Secretary



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Name?
Shane Bullard

How long have you been an OFA member?
Less than year

Have you ever held a position in OFA?
No, I have not

Where do you live?
Mustang, Ok

Job or School?
I am a Police Officer for Oklahoma City Police

Family?
I have a Wife (Heather) and two kids (Maddie 10, Hank 8)

What got you interested in falconry?
I have always been interested in falconry but never really knew anything about it.  My wife and I took a trip to Ireland in 2015 and i was able to do a falconry excursion while there.  I flew a Harris Hawk for about an hr through the woods.  It was not hunting but it got me looking into the sport.  As soon as we got back stateside I found the OFA and Chris Kimble invited me to the Guyman Field meet in January.  After hanging out with all the guys up there it was all i could think about.


Who was your sponsor? (or mentors and influences?)
Chris Kimble is my sponsor. I am a first year apprentice.


What bird(s) do you currently fly?
I am flying a female Redtail

What birds have you flown in the past?
The Redtail i have now other than the Harris Hawk while in Ireland.

What was your favorite bird, and why?
It would have to be my current bird because it is the only one i have had.

What birds do you plan to fly, or would like to fly?
I plan on flying Redtails and possibly a Harris in the future.

What is your favorite quarry?
For now it is going to be cottontail and hopefully get into some Jacks.

Do you have other animals?
We have Dogs, Goats, Chickens and the wife and kids have two cats.


Favorite falconry story?
So far i don’t have many stories to tell.  I would have to say my favorite time was the OFA Field Meet in Guyman.  I was able to see lots of game being caught and a variety of birds being flown.

Funniest falconry story?
I don’t have one just yet but I’m sure many will come.

Favorite quote?
“Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.”
John Wayne
"If our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right."  Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

What is the best tip that you would give someone new to the sport?
Learn as much as you can and try to get out in the field with some falconers.  Make sure your family is on board with it and make sure you are prepared to put in the time.

Who have you sponsored?
No one

What goals do you have for your falconry experience?
I am excited to learn more about the sport and become a respected falconer.   I want to be able to pass the tradition to my son and daughter.  Im also looking forward to catching lots of rabbits.

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Social Networks?
Im on Facebook
 
 

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