Where are the OHC’s offices?
The OHC has no full time offices for conducting business. The OHC is staffed and administered solely by unpaid members/volunteers.
Will the OHC help me obtain my falconry license?
Before contacting the OHC, read the “Getting Started” page on this website.There is a lot of information there which will answer the questions most frequently asked about getting a falconry license.
The OHC does not supply names of potential sponsors to non-OHC members. Membership in the OHC is an excellent networking opportunity and improves your chances of meeting a sponsor but it is not a guarantee that you will obtain a sponsor for licensing purposes.
When will I start receiving my OHC correspondence?
You should receive a welcome email within three weeks of paying for your membership. If you don’t, then drop us a line to be sure that we haven’t missed something. Contact us
What is the annual Field Meet?
Each year the OHC holds a Field Meet where falconers come to fly their birds on wild game, network with other falconers and enjoy guest speakers. This is a members- only event that launches on a Thursday with a casual get-together in the evening. On Friday, falconers meet in the morning and form hunting parties and often falconers are together in the field for the whole day. On Friday evening, there is a program of events back at the field meet hotel. On Saturday, hunting parties form again in the morning. There is a field meet lunch back at the hotel and the opportunity to switch up the hunting parties. Falconers go out again and hunt in the afternoon. The Field Meet culminates on Saturday night with the Banquet, Guest Speaker and Raffle.
Where and when is the Field Meet held?
The location of the Field Meet is established each year by the recommendation of the Field Meet Committee. Historically, the Field Meet has been held at a central location in the province, often in Woodstock or London in mid-November. For information about the Field Meet, please review the Events page on the web site.
What is appropriate Field Meet Etiquette?
If you are new to the falconry, there are some field meet manners that are essential and you should know about them. Allow the falconer whose bird is hunting to direct the entire situation, including where you go and what you do. This includes not going further into the field than the falconer. Listen and take instruction. This is not just ‘walking around in a field’. There is strategy involved that may include monitoring the wind direction, anticipating which direction rabbits/ducks will flush, avoiding dense cover and not flushing game prematurely. Remember to ALWAYS get permission before entering private property. Click Etiquette in the Field for more information.
Does the OHC sponsor any other events or hold other meetings?
There is an annual Members’ Meeting in April where plans for the upcoming year are formulated and other matters of interest are addressed and all OHC members are encouraged to attend. More information on our gatherings is listed under the Calendar of Events section of the website.
How are the Board of Directors and Officers selected?
Each Director is elected for a three-year term by a vote of the OHC’s members.
How will I know when to renew my membership?
Prior to the expiration of your membership in December you’ll receive an email renewal notice to remind you that dues for the next membership year should be paid. Just renew your membership on-line using your MasterCard or Visa credit card.