North American Falconers Association - NAFA
The North American Falconers Association was founded in 1961 to encourage the proper practice of the sport of falconry and the wise use and conservation of birds of prey. From a handful of members in its early years, NAFA has grown
to a membership of about 2000 members and is now one of the largest falconry organizations in the world. Though founded principally to represent the interests of North American falconers, NAFA gladly accepts members from all countries
who share in our passion of birds of prey and falconry.
NAFA is governed by a
Board of Directors elected by the membership. The Board of Directors consists of Regional Directors, one representing each of eight geographical areas of North America. There are also two Directors at Large which represent the total
membership. The Board of Directors appoints the President and the Vice President. The NAFA President appoints the other officers charged with the day to day operations of the club.
NAFA has been very involved with devising regulations on the federal and state levels in the USA that protect both the birds of prey that we use in the sport and the sport itself. NAFA has worked with Canadian and Mexican falconry
organizations to improve laws and regulations in those countries as well. As a member of the International Association of Falconers NAFA has a voice in aiding our fellow falconers around the world.
Membership in NAFA is open to falconers and interested individuals who meet specific requirements. Those who are not residents of Canada, Mexico or the United States may join as Associate Members.
As a member of NAFA you will annually receive three “Hawk Chalk” publications and an annual “Journal”. Theses publications contain a wealth of fine articles and photographs on the sport of falconry. All members are invited
to attend NAFA’s excellent annual field meet, held in November of each year.