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Finger Lakes Field Meet

Calling all Falconers!  A few members of the NYSFA are gathering for an informal field meet which has become an annual event in recent history dubbed the Finger Lakes Field Meet in central New York.  Similar to years past,  we would like to invite other Falconers interested in getting together for a day afield, hunting […]

NYSFA Dues Increase Approved by membership

In December the Board of Directors mailed a ballot to our active members regarding the proposed dues increase to $50 to cover various services the membership has asked to expand or continue the upkeep of. To pass as a permanent measure, dues increases must be approved by a 2/3 affirmative vote of the membership. On […]

2023 Field Meet Photos

Thanks to all who attended our first December meet! This was a strange time of year for us to move to, and we appreciate everyone turning out and flying their birds. The membership strongly indicated at the meeting that December was not a good time, and we are in the midst of making sure that […]

2023 Field Meet Guest Speaker – Tim Gallagher

We are very pleased and honored to announce that award-winning author and New Yorker, Tim Gallagher, will be joining us as the 2023 Field Meet guest speaker. Tim Gallagher is an award-winning author and the former editor-in-chief of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Living Bird. Gallagher has also written extensively on the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, as well as numerous falconry topics, including profiles such […]

2023 Field Meet Rough Schedule

Our annual field meet will be Dec 8-10. This date change is due to the hotels’ booking constraints this year, but it gives us an opportunity to be field-focused during the day, and warm in the banquet hall at night! 2023 Field Meet Rough Schedule Friday Saturday We host an annual field meet, generally the […]

3-186A Falconry database downtime August 1-3, 2023

The 3-186A Falconry database used by Falconers, States, Territories, and the Federal Government will be down from 01 to 03 August 2023.  The database can be found here: The USFWS will be uploading numerous database improvements that have been requested and tested by State Falconry Administrators.  These database changes will be helpful for Falconers in […]

Spring 2023 Mews news Shipping soon

We – loosely – stick to the theme of embracing our failures and learning from them this spring. And boy did we get some great pieces from people! I think you’re going to love this Mews News. And don’t forget it’s not too late to submit your recipes based on your favorite game meats for […]

WNV Vaccination Recommendations

Yes, that magical time of year for falconers is almost upon us! Mosquito breeding season! Here to bring you some recommendations on West Nile Virus prevention and protection, is Doctor Cindy Hopf of the Janet L Swanson Wildlife Hospital! Dr Hopf Says Please find the attached document with recommendations for vaccinating for West Nile Virus […]

DEC Announces Falconry Examinations

Online Exams on April 14; Registration Deadline April 12 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced no-cost exams for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled for Friday, April […]