WFA Winter Meet 2020

We are going to go back to Black River Falls for the annual Winter Meet. It has the Best Western Hotel and the conference room that works really well for our needs and will be held on February 1st – 2nd,2019 and the board will hold our winter meeting at that time. You will receive a mailing or email with detailed time prior to the meet.

Our guest speaker is Lauren McGough and she will have a new book coming out around that time. A little about Lauren:
“Lauren McGough has been a licensed and practicing falconer since age 14, and has been particularly enamored with golden eagles as hunting partners – a unique branch of falconry that has only a handful of practitioners in the United States. After spending nearly two years as an exchange student in the United Kingdom and learning the strong European tradition of eagle falconry, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with dual degrees in Zoology and International Studies.

In 2009, she was a Fulbright Scholar to Mongolia, where she apprenticed herself to local eagle masters and trained eagles for hunting foxes off of horseback. She loved Kazakh eagle culture so much, that she earned a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews in Scotland on the subject.

Most of all, Lauren has enjoyed bringing the eagle training techniques she’s learned abroad back to her home country, where she teaches golden eagles in need of rehabilitation how to hunt on the great plains. The last two years she has also been using this technique to rehabilitate eagles in South Africa. Loving flight in all its forms, Lauren is an avid skydiver and is currently pursuing her private pilot’s certificate.”

Keep checking this page for updates and happy hawking!

Hotel Details:
Room Rate $69.99/night for Jan.31-Feb 1st, inquire about the WFA room block.
Best Western
600 Oasis Rd, Black River Falls, WI 54615
(715) 284-9471

Banquet Details:
Date: February 1st
Location: Hotel Lower Level Area
Price: $16.25/person
A chicken dinner with water and coffee included; a cash bar will be available.