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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?

Jason Childress


How long have you been an OFA member?

I have been an OFA member off and on for 20 years.


Have you ever held a position in OFA?

No


Where do you live?

I live in Cushing right now, but will be moving to Stillwater soon.


Job or School?

C & C construction, asphalt, paving



Family?

Wife Emily Childress, and my two kids Kevan age 19, and Jacee age 13


What got you interested in falconry?

When I was 8 I had a wildlife coloring book, and one of the pages had a falconer holding a "duck hawk."


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

Mark Runnells, and when I was younger, Matt Gould would take me out flying


What bird(s) do you currently fly?

I currently fly a 14 year old PeregrineXGyr, a 4 year old GyrXPeregrine, and a new brown bird, which is a 3/4 PeregrineXGyr


What birds have you flown in the past?

My love has always been longwings.  I've mainly flown peales falcons and Gyr hybrids


What was your favorite bird, and why?

Favorite birds are GyrXPeregrines.  To me, they are super falcons with huge hearts.


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

I would like to fly a European sparrow hawk, or an imprint cooper's hawk


What is your favorite quarry?

My favorite quarries are pheasants and ducks


Do you have other animals?

I have 5 dogs; Sal and English setting, Jack and Jill my hunting jack Russell's, and Thumper and Winston my dachshunds.  I also have homing pigeons.


Favorite falconry story?

I was flying pheasants with Mark Runnells, my GP struck a rooster, the bird remounted, and struck the bird again.  He tail chased the pheasant, and though I could tell the rooster was hurt, he barely beat the falcon to the woods.  I was preparing to call the bird down, when Jill (my jack Russell) comes running out of the woods, with a half dead rooster in her mouth.


Favorite quote?

"In every difficulty, lies opportunity"

-Albert Einstein-


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

Try to hunt your birds everyday, and never stop learning


Who have you sponsored?

Jason Hazleton, and my son Kevan Beeler.  Both are currently inactive.


What goals do you have for your falconry experience?

Really high flights, and catching lots of pheasants and ducks


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