HISTORY: Oregon Falconers Association (OFA) was formed in 1977 after the sport was legalized in our state.
CURRENT: Our members come from all corners of the state. We hunt with trained accipiters, falcons, hawks, eagles, and hybrids. To include that geographic diversity, we are governed by a President and by a Board of Directors that represent 3 state regions plus a statewide position.
DEFINITION: Falconry is using a trained raptor to take wild quarry in its natural state.
- Falconry is an ancient sport that is over 4,000 years old. It has been practiced around the world, from the Steppes of Mongolia to moorlands of Scotland. Today it is practiced around the state of Oregon by over 100 licensed falconers.
- Falconry was added by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultrual Organization to the list of of Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity (see NAFA link).
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
How to Get Started – click here to learn more for those interested in pursuing falconry
OFA Falconry Ethics – read our position on conservation of raptors, fair chase, sponsorship, and more…
Join OFA – click here to join our club!
Contact Us – for general questions or more information