Fall Field Meet

The MFHT fall field meet was held in central MA this year.  We had quite the turnout of falconers, friends and others who were interested in the sport of falconry.  We would like to thank Bill Hatch for organizing the meet and Rocco Addeo for hosting at his farm.  The game being hunted were cottontail rabbits and the numbers were plentiful.

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We would like to congratulate apprentcie Arthur Menedez and general falconer Rita Tulloh from NH on getting their first head of game!

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Arthur Menezes and his male red tail hawk

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Rita Tulloh and Scarlett (red tail hawk)

Chris Davis flew his 3 Harris Hawks who were successful at catching a rabbit and opossum!

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Other falconers their falcons and hawks and shared great conversations about the sport.

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Thanks to everyone who joined in and made it a great day!

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Picnic, good times!

This year’s picnic was held in early September.  Many falconers and guests enjoyed the good food and company.  We held our annual raffle and many prizes were taken home.  Thank you to all who donated to this event and thanks to the Johnston’s for hosting this wonderful picnic.

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We would like to thank the many donors for our raffle. We greatly appreciate your support.  You can find links to their website in the blogroll on the right hand side of our main page.

Northwoods Falconry          Merlin Systems               Larry Counce Bells

Rodent Pro                             Davidson’s Falconry                  Mike Dupuy

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We would also like to thank the many falconers who donated items to the raffle as well.

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Master Falconer in the news!

Massachusetts falconer, Dave Peltier, gave Fox News and the community some informtion on why a man was attacked by a resident red-shoulder hawk.  Way to go Dave!

Watch the video here

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Central MA Field Meet

This Saturday the MFHT held a field meet in Central MA.  With over 2 feet of snow on the ground, the club proceeded to have a great time catching up, flushing rabbits and chasing game.  Apprentice Tom Reily and his male redtail hawk, Gavin stole the show by catching their first rabbit together! Congrats Tom!  We would like to thank Bill Hatch for hosting the meet and organizing a great event.

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MFHT at the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo

MFHT members joined the Massachusetts Outdoor Expo for a fun day filled with activities about the outdoors.  The club had information regarding the sport of falconry, an equipment display and several live birds to enjoy.  Thanks to Bill and Linda Hatch, Diane Welch, Bill Johnston, and Wendy Pavlicek for repesenting the club and the sport.

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Summer picnic

The MFHT held its Summer picnic last week at Robinson State Park.  Falconers and guests from all over the Commonwealth traveled to spend some quality time together.  There were great conversations of new birds, releases, husbandry, the upcoming trapping season and family happenings.  We had falconers from New Hampshire and Connecticut in attendance.  We would like to thank John Tobin for all his hard work organizing and cooking at the picnic.  Another thank you to Steve Rossi, cook, and Bruno DiDuca for setting up one the best raffles we have seen in years.  It was a wonderful event and we look forward to the upcoming hunting season!

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We would like to thank the many donors for our raffle. We greatly appreciate your support.  You can find links to their website in the blogroll on the right hand side of our main page.

Mike’s Falconry Supplies          Northwoods Falconry          Merlin Systems

Marshall Radio                           Rodent Pro                             Davidson’s Falconry

Larry Counce Bells                     Pineo Falconry                       Mike Craig Leashes

We would also like to thank the many falconers who donated items to the raffle as well.

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Spring Meeting

The MFHT held its spring meeting at Lake Lorraine in Springfield, MA.  The club discussed several matters pertaining to falconry, including the state exam, membership, by-laws, relations with Fish and Wildlife, future field dates, and the summer picnic.  A new secretary/treasurer was chosen (Wendy Pavlicek).  We’d like to thank Kathy McKeown for her prior services as club secretary/treasurer.

The meeting is also a great time to catch up and chat with fellow falconers.  Birds are beginning to molt and falconers are spending time with family and friends.  Here are some photos taken from the meeting.

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