The New York State Falconry Association
2018 Fall Field Meet
Oneonta NY November 2nd - 4th
Friday November 2nd
8:30AM - 4:30PM: Meet Registration New for 2018! – Register for the meet and earn a chance to win a carved feather from NYSFA member, Master falconer and award winning carver, Al Jordan!
6:00PM: Membership Social New for 2018! - A variety of fun food stations, including soup, tacos, grilled cheese triangles, mac & cheese, pizza & chicken wings (free for those that have registered for the meet)
7:00PM: An Evening for Apprentices – New for 2018! Workshops for falconers, new & old
Saturday November 3rd
8:30AM - 4:00PM: Meet Registration
4:30PM - 5:00PM: NYSFA Board meeting. Open to all current NYSFA members
- Grand Buffet dinner & banquet
- Guest Speaker: International Master Falconer, Stuart Rossell, sharing images & stories from falconry meets around the world!
- The ever-popular NYSFA Raffle!
Sunday November 4th
8:30AM: NYSFA Round Table Meeting
Hotel Accommodations & Information
*** Please Note: The Holiday Inn Express has recently become The Quality Inn. (Same owners, same staff, same great hotel.) Be sure to mention that you’re attending the NYSFA Annual Field Meet, and receive our special rate of $79.00 per night.
Phone number: 607.433.2250
Address: 5206 NY 23, Oneonta, NY. 13820
Staff contact for our meet: Kayla Barlow
Hawking in the Oneonta area
Among the many hills that stretch into the region, fertile, flat valleys and farmland abound in the Oneonta area – and with them come suitable sites to hunt squirrel, rabbit, turkeys, small avian prey and more.
- Region 4 Director Charley Koop is the resident expert there, and he has secured several large private sites for us.
- Charley’s property, located just 20 minutes from the hotel, will be the site for the release of pheasants, for those who choose this option.
- The Oneonta region is also home to several state parks that are available to us for this meet.
- In addition, we will be providing all meet participants with area road names and route numbers that offer good “free style” hunting. As always, we recommend that you knock on local doors, introduce yourself and ask permission to hunt the property first.
Oneonta Hawking Areas (Free Style)
Get on Google Maps and get familiar with these Oneonta hawking areas. They are generally narrow valleys where you can hunt the edges of the valley and also along the creeks. Make sure to explore the side roads off the more major roads listed below. And it’s always a good idea to ask permission, when and where you can.
Head East from hotel on Rt 23
- Hawk the farm lands on your left along Rt 28.
- Take a left off of Rt 28 onto Delaware CR 11. Turn right onto Charlotte Creek Road. Hawk the land on your right along Charlotte Creek.
Head Northeast up Rt 88 toward Cobleskill
- Take the exit onto Rt 28 and head North toward Milford. Hawk the flats just after you get onto Rt 28. Hawk along 28 toward Milford.
- Turn right at Milford onto Rt 166; Hawk along 166, and /or turn right onto Rt 35 that parallels Rt 166 on the other side of Cherry Creek
- Continue on Rt 28 past Milford to Hartwick Seminary; Hawk along Rt 28.
- North of Hartwick Seminary, turn left onto Rt 11; Hawk along sections of Rt 11 toward Hartwick.
Head South on Rt 205
- At the West end of Rt 11 at Hartwick, turn left onto Rt 205 and head South back toward Oneonta. Hawk the farmlands along the West/right side of Rt 205. (You can also take Rt 205 North out of Oneonta, hawking the farmlands on your left.)
Head Northwest out of Oneonta and pick up Rt 23 towards West Laurens
- Hawk along Rt 23, and explore the side roads around West Laurens.
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