Falconry is the hunting of wild game in its natural state and habitat with a trained bird of prey.
The Ontario Hawking Club is dedicated to protecting and preserving the art of falconry in Ontario by providing communication and interaction between falconers, and by promoting high standards of practice and ethics with hunting raptors.
OHC membership is open to all persons of good moral character having a positive interest in falconry.
Memberships run from January 1 to December 31 and follow the calendar year. OHC membership includes membership in the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH), which comes with the Ontario Out of Doors magazine.
Dues are as follows:
Single OHC Membership with an OFAH print magazine subscription: $75 per year.
Single OHC Membership with an online magazine or no magazine: $50.00/year.
Family OHC Membership with an OFAH print magazine subscription: $95 per year.
Family OHC Membership with no OFAH magazine: $70.00/year.
(A family membership consists of two adults and children under the age of 18 years.)
*Family membership cannot include OFAH e-magazine
Membership Application Process
Before joining the OHC, we strongly encourage you to attend our annual Falconry Orientation Workshop in April (Falconry Orientation Workshop) and to acquire a Small Game Hunting licence from the MNRF. The OHC does not supply the 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.
To apply for membership in the Ontario Hawking Club. download the OHC Member Application form , fill it out completely, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The membership secretary will be in touch with you to ensure that there is good fit between your level of expectation and the goals of the Ontario Hawking Club. If it’s a good fit, the membership secretary will email you information so that you can pay for your OHC membership on-line.
Note: Please allow 7-10 days for a response. We are all volunteers and we get busy with our jobs, birds, kids and lives. Processing a new member application can take 2-3 weeks in total.
Once we’ve received your membership dues, the OHC will send you a welcome email and your name will be entered into the OHC database so that you will receive club updates and invitations to OHC events.
Membership Renewal for Existing Members
In order to keep things simple, most members renew their membership in the fall with their field meet registration. However, if you would like to renew at any other time of the year, simply email email@example.com. We will send you an email link so that you can pay for your OHC membership (you will need a credit card number or a debit card).
Memberships run for a calendar year from Jan 1- Dec 31.
Events are for Members-only and their immediate family but we always welcome visiting licenced falconers from out of province.