January 18, 19, 20,21, 2013
The 2013 Georgia Falconry Association Annual Meet is on the horizon. Once again, Callaway Gardens will be our host. And although Phil Grainger has taken a new position with a new company, he has agreed to be our liaison to Callaway so that we will once again have access to hunt the grounds as well as private property in and around Pine Mountain.
The Mountain Creek Inn will be our home base and you will need to contact Callaway @ 800-225-5292 to make your reservations. Remember to tell them you are with the GFA so that you will get the $69 rate! They will hold our section of rooms until Jan 11 (one week before). The cost for the banquet meal is the same as last year $20, and includes the gratuity. Please contact Joey Seabolt by Jan 11 in order to reserve your banquet meal.
The suggestion was made by Dennis Blanton that we have a commemorative shirt from the meet. Buster contacted Kandy Phillips and she was kind enough to come up with another work of art. Now let's see how many of you would like to have one. The decision was to go with some bright "optic yellow" and to go with long sleeve so that we could do some hawking in them as well. You certainly won't have to worry about being seen in the woods with these neon shirts! See the shirt here (keep in mind it will be long sleeve). They will be about $15. Contact Buster with your shirt order. We will have a few extra at the meet, but only a few.
Don't forget to take those video cameras and Go Pros etc. with you this next month and put together something we can show at the banquet.
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
times and locations are subject to change.
2:00 PM: Motel
the Mountain Creek Inn at 800-543-7121 as soon as you
can and make your reservation. MAKE SURE
YOU TELL THEM THAT YOU ARE WITH THE GFA. Our room rate
for MLK weekend is $69 + tax.
*****NOTE: Rooms will be available at the group
rate on a firstcome/first serve basis until one
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.
AM to 8:00 AM: Breakfast on your own.
8:00 AM: Annual group picture. After
breakfast we will assemble in the restaurant parking
lot and take the traditional pre-hunt picture.
AM: Break up into parties for the morning
hunt. Someone will be at the restaurant until 9:00
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. The
café has reserved the meeting room for us.
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 $20.00.
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.
JAN 20 and MONDAY, JAN 21
in the Mountain Creek Inn parking lot for individual and group hunts. We have access
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.