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2017 NAFA Eagle Falconry Meet and Workshop

Best Western Outlaw Inn

Rock SpringsWyoming •  October 16– 21, 2017

This International Meet and Workshop is being organized by NAFA's Eagle Committee. The Meet and Workshop are being held in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Meet begins Monday October 16 and runs thru Saturday October 21. NAFA’s Co-sponsors include The Falconry Fund, International Eagle Austringers Association, the CMA Fund, the Talon Trust, Mike’s Falconry, Expedition Art, G & B Ranch, CorJo Wildlife Productions, and Wyoming Falconers Association. Additional Sponsors are welcome to sign up. Sponsors giving more than $300 will be given recognition on the Meet's T-shirt.  

Monday and Tuesday are dedicated to hunting near Farson, Wyoming. On Tuesday evening, October 17, at 7 pm, there is a banquet & auction with keynote speaker, Ms. Lauren McGough, Cultural Anthropologist and Executive Director for The Falconry Fund sharing her adventures with eagle falconry on four continents. The ½ day workshop is Wednesday October 18 beginning at 7:30 am, followed by lunch and hunting with eagles near Farson, Wyoming in the afternoon. Wednesday morning, October 18 will be a “no fly” period so everyone can attend the workshop. Opening remarks and Introductions will be by Host - Dr. Steve Porter, IEAA President. Speakers are not confirmed, topics include:

  • USFWS Raptor Biologist - U.S. Golden eagle population status, management plan, and where falconry fits in.
  • USDA Wildlife Services manager- documented eagle depredation on livestock and wildlife.
  • USFWS/USDA wildlife research biologist and/or Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board member - the history and facts on hazing, trapping, and relocation of eagles.
  • Wyoming Game and Fish representative - Wyoming’s perspective on Golden Eagle predation, eagle management, and falconry.

Following Wednesday’s hunting, everyone is on their own for supper. There will be an evening panel discussion, and no-host bar, at the hotel at 8 pm. Each panel member will give a 5-10 minute summary of their view on the future for ensuring eagle falconry, to be followed by discussion among the panel members, and ending with thoughts and questions from the attendees. Panelists have not been finalized. Proposed Panel composition is -

  • Wyoming rancher
  • USDA Wildlife Services Director
  • USFWS Director Region 6
  • NAFA Board Member

The banquet, workshop, and panel discussion are currently limited to 80 attendees due to room size. Hunting will continue every day thru Saturday, with a pizza party and presentation by Dr. Vicki Joseph DVM on her experiences working with Golden Eagles scheduled for Friday evening.  

Meet/Workshop organizers strongly recommend participants make their hotel reservations prior to September 15 for the special rate of 90$ per night in order to secure any special requirements such as a dog friendly room or a ground floor room with a private, outdoor entry. Rooms 231 thru 250 offer a view and quick access to the weathering yard and we recommend anyone bringing an eagle make their reservations early to secure one of these rooms. An unattended weathering yard for eagles will be provided. For more information on the Meet headquarters hotel and reservations contact the Best Western Outlaw Inn at (307) 362-6623.

You will be able to register for the Meet and Workshop by going to the NAFA web site's Home page and clicking on the registration link for the Eagle Falconry Meet and Workshop. You do not have to be a NAFA member to register for the Meet and Workshop. Workshop invitees will include livestock/woolgrower association members, USDA and USFWS personnel from Western states, Western State Game and Fish managers, Falconers, Raptor biologists, Raptor Rehabilitation professionals, Congressional staff, Wind Energy representatives, and eagle enthusiasts. Here is a link for Meet/Workshop registration - 

Meet/Workshop registration is required for everyone attending and includes Tuesday’s banquet, Wednesday’s workshop and box lunch, Friday’s Pizza party, and a Meet T-shirt. The "early bird" cost is 35$ per person until September 14, and 45$ on or later than September 15, but prior to Oct 8. PayPal and major credit cards are accepted. Online registration will not be accepted after October 8. Registration on or after October 8, will be allowed if space allows. The 2017 NAFA Eagle Falconry Meet and Workshop will be limited to the first 80 participants. More information will be available in the future. You can also keep up to date on the Meet and Workshop by visiting -



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