Saudi Falcons Club launches second auction on October 1


DJEDDAH: The second international falcon hunters auction will run from October 1 to November 15, with the event being hosted by the Saudi Falcons Club.

Club official spokesperson Walid Al-Taweel said the auction reflected the organization’s concern to strengthen the falconry heritage and serve the hunters and herders of falcons in the Kingdom and region. .

“It also reaffirms the Kingdom’s leading role in supporting cultural and economic activities associated with falconry, where the auction aims to support investments in the field of falconry, the development of falcon auctions and the organization of the buying and selling mechanism, ”he said. .

“Club teams in the central, western, eastern and northern regions will receive the owner of the falcon that has been hunted, using a bait or net to examine it (the bird) and document the process. The club will provide accommodation and transport for falcon owners (hunters) to the auction site. The Falcon will be up for sale in a live, competitive and speedy auction shown on TV and various club accounts on social media platforms. The buying and selling process will be free.

He explained that once a hawk is sold, the buyer would receive an export certificate and a microchip would be inserted into the hawk, in addition to the official documents issued to complete the sale.

The 45-day event will see the sale of rare and distinctive falcons that have been hunted during their annual migration.

It coincides with the International Saudi Falcon and Hunting Exhibition, which takes place October 1-10 at the club’s headquarters.

The exhibition is the largest of its kind for hawks, hunting and hawk accessories. It will include exhibition areas, weapons pavilions, artistic and family interaction sections, shooting ranges, a future space falconer, as well as a digital museum and heritage events.

The club’s first official auction, which took place last year, saw sales exceeding SR 10 million ($ 2.6 million).

Its success and strong participation paved the way for the International Falcon Breeders Auction. The auction ended on September 5, with record sales over 32 days, amounting to SR 8 million for 443 falcons.

Only vaccinated people can participate in the second auction. A series of precautionary measures will be applied to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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