Falconry bird sighted 10/8
Near high school in Athena, WA. Consensus is a female Gyr hybrid with brass leg band, leather anklets, no jesses. Mostly white with brown; blue cere.
Extremely tame but was too fat to step onto the glove; may take 2-3 days for that crop full to wear off.
Please post on our Facebook page or email (contact information is under the Contact & Info tab) immediately if this is your bird; local falconers are attempting to bring her in (and if successful it will be posted here) and read her band number.
WFA 2014 Board + Eastern Director Nominations
This year’s election will be for new Officers and the Eastern Director, as these positions terms expire on December 31, 2014.
New Officers terms of office will run from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016. All Board positions are elected in even years.
The Eastern Director's term will run from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, as Directors are elected for full terms in odd years. This election is to fulfil the remainder of the current term.
To nominate anyone for the position shown, just enter that person's name for the appropriate area, including your own, if you wish to self-nominate.
The board asks that you please confirm an individual’s willingness to run before placing his/her name in nomination.
You may only nominate a candidate for the directorship in which you reside, so you may only nominate the Eastern Director if you live in the Eastern Directorate. You may nominate any of the Officer positions however, regardless of where you reside.
Directors and Officers must:
- have held regular, not associate, membership in the Association for a minimum of 365 consecutive days immediately preceding their assumption of office and
- be licensed falconers in any state for a minimum of two years at the time of assumption of office, unless permission is otherwise granted by the board.
Acceptance of renewal dues by the Treasurer prior to nomination for office shall be Prima facie evidence of uninterrupted membership from the preceding calendar year.
All mailed nomination forms must be postmarked no later than September 30th 2014 and sent to WFA, PO BOX 844, SEATTLE, WA 98111.
Continue reading for a description of the duties of each position.
WDFW hunting information now online
OLYMPIA - Wildlife biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have compiled the best information available to help hunters have a successful hunting season.
Those reports, which include information for every region of the state, can be found on the WDFW website at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/prospects/.
"This is one of the best planning resources available for hunting in Washington," said Dave Ware, game manager for WDFW.
The reports include information on deer, elk, waterfowl, turkey, upland birds and other species, as well as suggestions on techniques and places to hunt, and other details that will help hunters improve their chances in the field.
"We encourage hunters to spend time reviewing all the information, not just familiar hunting areas," adds Ware. "Washington has an incredible diversity of habitats and game populations. These prospects provide insights into all the locations and species to hunt."
Staff reports are available for all 17 wildlife districts in the state. Each district has at least one biologist responsible for monitoring local wildlife populations and recommending appropriate seasons, based on criteria such as past hunter success and typical weather patterns.
Hunters should pay attention to reports from districts, such as District 6, that were affected by this summer's wildfires. Those reports include information on hunter access and adjustments to hunting permits.
Additional resources at WDFW's website include: