Covid-19 hasn't changed how we hunt but it is modifying how we gather. For this upcoming Desert Hawking Classic we debated for a long time on how to handle it best. What we settled on was finding a reasonable solution that prioritized the safety of our membership and the continuation of our tradition while bearing in mind the public perception events like this generate.
Our go to meet coordinator and board member Nate Danforth has put in a lot of time and effort to find a fantastic remote location for this upcoming event. While we will not be hosting a banquet or in person raffle we still think this is going to be a meet to remember. This unique location with plentiful game and wide open spaces will allow for all the social distancing you can shake a flushing stick at.
With the variety of lodging options, there will not be a "central meeting spot". We highly encourage everyone to arrange and communicate through cell phones and social media to arrange meet ups and gatherings. Please understand that falconry incorporates a very diverse crowd and people with pre-existing health conditions or loved ones with them are welcome and encouraged to make their preferences clear to others.
Please register at the following link for the DHC.
It will help us plan accordingly. Since we are not having a banquet this year there will be no costs associated with registration and shirts will be available for purchase online with direct shipment to your home address. Link for purchase will follow as soon as we get it.