The Free State Falconry Club

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The Free State Falconry Club

In the mid-1980s, a group of school boys at the Free State University started practicing falconry and the official formation of the Free State Falconry Club came shortly after, marking a significant milestone in the region’s falconry history.

The club’s first AGM was held in 1993, The club then made contact with Jan Marx, the Free State ornithologist, and Werner Boeing, the law enforcement official. They were open-minded and allowed the club an open season on all quarry, as long as non-game or protected species were left in the field. They also approved the club’s request for a wild take of raptors.

The club has hosted many SAFA field meets, an international IAF meet in 2008, and continues to host both local and overseas visitors. The Free-State Falconry Club continues to thrive and contribute to the rich tapestry of falconry in South Africa.

Tim Wagner
Francois van Zyl

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