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Do not request bands for raptors trapped in West Virginia, with the exception of peregrine falcons.
As a reminder, new regulations state that raptors trapped in West Virginia no longer require banding, with the exception of peregrine falcons, which may only be taken by special permit issued by the WVDNR. 

3-186a forms must still be completed and filed with the state falconry permit coordinator, on any bird taken from the wild, but there is no longer a need to solicit bands for these birds. 
picnic group photo
september 5, 2020
Club Picnic
The club held its summer picnic on September 5th at the home of club president, Jason Caldwell.  After a covered dish lunch, a business meeting was held. 

Jason  updated attendees on new changes to the West Virginia Falconry regulations, the biggest change being that bands are no longer required on birds trapped in West Virginia, with the exception of peregrine falcons.  Vice president Matthew Frey also spoke on ethics in falconry and secretary/treasurer Heather McNemar mentioned the benefits of joining NAFA (North American Falconers Association).  Jason then headed up a raffle assisted by Virginia Falconry Club president Gene Stevens. Thanks to the donations of several companies and individuals, the raffle raised $782.  

The summer picnic is the club's biggest event of the year, and without the generosity of the vendors and individuals who donate each year, the club wouldn't be able to raise the funds it requires to continue operation.  We urge you to support the vendors who donated, and a quick comment about the club when you place an order is a big help as well!

To all of you who took the time to venture out for the summer picnic, we're grateful!  Best wishes for the upcoming season!
Club Membership Dues
Annual club membership dues are due October 1st.  Dues are $20 and can be mailed to secretary/treasurer Heather McNemar at: 112 Paradise Rd., Buckhannon, WV 26201.  Make checks payable to: West Virginia Falconry Club.
Treasurer's Report
Picnic yields $922 in club funds.
Thanks to the raffle, payment of club dues and general donations, this year's picnic brought in $922, taking the total club funds from $1,150.22 to $2,072.22.  Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Thank You!
Be sure to support the vendors who support our club.  A little note of thanks is always appreciated, too. 
The West Virginia Falconry Club would like to thank the following vendors and individuals for donating to the annual picnic raffle this year:  Northwoods Limited, Western Sporting, Counce Bells, Marshall Radio Telemetry, A Clarke Falconry, Falconry Hoods International, Pineo Falconry, Craig Leashes, Mike's Falconry Supplies, Rodent Pro, JR's Sports, Ray Bowman and Rich Moats.
Calling all falconers
Send Us Your Pics!
Falconers in West Virginia are spread out across the state.  In an effort to bring members together this season, we'd love to share your photos and stories through our newly-formed newsletter.  Email content this season to: heather.mcnemar@gmail.com.
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