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Annual Field Meet
January 13, 14, 15, 16, 2017

 

The 2017 Georgia Falconry Association field meet will be held at Pine Mountain, Georgia on the Martin Luther King Day weekend as is customary. Our meet headquarters will be the Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway Gardens.
Contact the Inn at 866-491-5572 as soon as you can to make your room reservations. They are holding rooms for us on a first come/first serve basis until one week before the meet. Be sure you tell them you are with the GFA. The room rate this year is $83.00 per night plus taxes.

This meet should be another good one. The banquet will be buffet-style and the raffle,as usual, promises to be great.

Mountain Creek Inn for Room reservations - 866-491-5572
Cost of Banquet meal(to be paid at registration)- $25.00/person

Pine Mountain, GA, is 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. Take I-85 South from Atlanta to I-185 (exit 21) and continue south to the U.S. Hwy. 27 (exit 42). Turn left onto U.S. Hwy. 27 and drive south approximately 10 miles to Pine Mountain.

 


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Schedule of Events

****************** NOTE ******************
Events, times and locations are subject to change. More details as available.

FRIDAY, JAN 13

After 2:00 PM: Motel check-in.
*****NOTE: Rooms will be available at the group rate on a first come/first serve basis until
one week before the meet.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Registration at Mountain Creek Inn. Hunting packets and schedules will be provided to members at this time.

Evening meal --- On your own.

SATURDAY, JAN 14

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM: Breakfast on your own.

8:00 AM: Annual group picture. After breakfast we will assemble in front of the Mountain Creek Inn and take the traditional pre-hunt picture.

8:15 AM: Break up into parties for the morning hunt. Someone will be at the motel until 9:00 AM
with maps to help direct anyone who might arrive later. If you are going to be later than 9:00 AM just catch the group at lunch and you will be assigned to an afternoon hunting group.

12 Noon - 1:00 PM: Lunch at the Whistling Pig Cafe, Main Ave in Pine Mountain. New groups will be organized for the afternoon hunt, or you can return to the morning hunt site.

1:00 PM: Afternoon hunt. Back to the hunt sites.

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM: GFA Annual Banquet at Mountain Creek Inn. Cost for the buffet-style dinner will be $25.00 per person and includes gratuity and tax..

Our guest speaker will be TBA.

The annual raffle will be part of the event and tickets will be available throughout the evening. We have a great selection of items already and more coming. We would like for every member who attends to bring something to donate to the raffle. Anything from artwork to anklets, perches to pea gravel, leather to lures ... you get the picture.
Bring some money and go home with some new toys! If you have an item to donate please bring it to registration on Friday or contact Bob Gordon at (770) 227-7015. If you are attending the Banquet, please email Joey Seabolt and let him know how many people will be in your party. He needs this count for the restaurant.

SUNDAY, JAN 15 and MONDAY, JAN 16

8:00 AM: Assemble in the Mountain Creek Inn parking lot at 8:00 AM for individual and group hunts. We have access to the properties listed on our maps for the entire holiday weekend. Feel free to go as a group or individually. Remember, we are guests. Treat the property as you would your own. We want to be invited back in the future.

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