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OFA Officers

Jonathan Coleman
President

Chris Kimble
Vice President

Bart Russell
President-elect

Shane Bullard
Treasurer

Rob Huber
Secretary



OFA is an affiliate of the North American Falconers' Association

OFA is a proud contributor to The Falconry Fund

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Name?

Scott Dillon


How long have you been an OFA member?

6 years

 

Positions in OFA?

current treasurer

 

 

Where do you live?

Copan , Ok

 

 

Job or School?

Oilfield lease operator

 

 

Family?

Wife of 17 years Rhonda, 16 year old son Kyle

 

 

What got you interested in falconry?

I grew up in the country watching wild raptors. The first time I watched David Eslicker fly his tiercel Gyr/peregrine hybrid (Spade), I was hooked.

 

 

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

Sponsor was David Eslicker  mentors: David Eslicker, Mark Waller. influences: Tim Jessell, Rob Summers, Jeff Byrum, John Peadon and Ryan VanZant.  

 

 

What birds do you currently fly?

4th season Gyr/peregrine tiercel (Bullseye) & working with a male Finnish Goshawk

 

 

What birds have you flown in the past?

Redtails & Kestrels

 

 

What was your favorite bird and why?

Bullseye, I like to fly ducks

 

 

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

Merlin or a tiercel Prairie

 

 

Favorite Quarry?

Ducks

 

 

Do you have other animals?

3 dogs and a lot of pigeons

 

 

Favorite falconry story?

Trying to hawk chickens with Summers when my bone-head hybrid bound to a snow goose... long story

 

 

Funniest falconry story?

I was with Eslicker on a 14 degree, WINDY day, in the snow, kiting his tiercel hybrid. It was COLD!! We were yelling as loud as possible trying to get him to look down as we served him a pigeon. Too windy for him to hear us?? (he was 1000' or higher and it was blowing good) but not too windy for the cowboys to hear us from 1 mile away in a shop with closed doors.. Three of them got in a feed truck and came to see if someone was stranded in the snow and calling for help. Dave said "Hey it's the three stooges" when they pulled up. The ranch foreman replied "Hey it's the two dumb-asses". It was hard not to agree.

  

 

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

Find a good sponsor, hunt your birds as much as possible, and have fun.

  

 

What goals do you have for your falconry experience?

Simply to enjoy hawking 

 

 

Contact Info you want public? 

918-440-6185 

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Social Networks?

Facebook



 
 

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