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Who we are

In order to improve, aid, and encourage competency in the art and practice of falconry among interested persons, we associate ourselves as a non-profit organization, known as the Alaska Falconers Association (AFA).

Our purpose is to 

  • Provide communication among and to all members
  • Promote the scientific study of the raptor species, their care, welfare, and training
  • Promote conservation of the birds of prey and an appreciation for their value in nature and in wildlife conservation programs
  • Urge recognition of falconry as a legal field sport
  • Establish traditions which will aid, perpetuate, and further the welfare of falconry and the raptors it employs

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Our Board


Kurt Schmidt


Delta Junction, AK


Bennett Wong

Northern District Vice President

Fairbanks, AK


Frederick "Dutch" Overly

Southern District Vice President

Chickaloon, AK


Stephen Heckel


Chickaloon, AK

NAFA Representative


Tim Sell

NAFA - North Pacific Director

Anchorage, AK

From Trapping & Training to Hunting & Health!

As an associate member, you’ll get access to more information and resources such as, required equipment and how to find a sponsor!

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