Author: Editor

Membership Dues

At our Feb 19 board meeting, our board of directors discussed raising membership dues. With the many expenses rising, and our last due increase over a decade in the past, it is necessary to raise dues to ensure we can continue to support and expand programming for falconers all over NYS. In particular, the following […]

National NYSFA Mews News Competition

Matthew Vercant, NYSFA Editor Here at NYSFA we like to eat, and we like to get educated (or “schooled” as the young folks might have it). We’re pleased to bring NYS and the broader North American Region issues of our journal, the Mews News, annually. We have fun with it, for sure. Sometimes it’s even […]

Over 200 years of falconry

Left to right Rick West, Lester Blauvelt, Tom Cullen, Paul Kupchok, Chris Von Scilegen,Peggy Cullen, Bill Robinson, Peter Devers on ground. Taken at the NSFA meet 2022 Over 200 years of combined dedication to the NYFA and falconry. We are so very proud and thankful of those who continue to forge the path forward with […]

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program

When: February 3-5, 2023 Where: Camp Allegany, Allegany State Park, Western NY Cost: $295 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) and Beyond BOW are programs designed to teach women outdoor skills. These programs provide women with information, encouragement, and hands-on instruction in outdoor skills such as fishing, shooting, archery, hunting, trapping, outdoor photography, map and compass, survival, camping, canoeing, and […]

3-186A database update

Edit: as of 1.6.2023 the database appears to be back up Special Licenses reached out to us this afternoon. USFWS confirms that the 3-186A database has been down since Saturday, and they are unsure when it will be back up again. For now, NYS DEC Special Licenses asks that falconers be patient, and please DO […]

It’s annual report time!

It’s annual report time! Don’t forget to file your annual Falconry report with the DEC before the end of December. But I lost my reporting form! Here’s a direct link to a form-fillable PDF provided by Teresa! Download it here But the post office doesn’t deliver it on time! What should I do? You can […]

Find your FEDID!

It’s that time of year! Trapping is happening, and hopefully you know where your FEDID is written down to report those traps and transfers. If, however, you’re in the unfortunate position of having misplaced your FEDID, what can be done about it? Recommended steps to finding your missing FEDID Teresa from the DEC recommends the […]

NYSFA Summer Picnic

Join us for a great summer picnic, with classes geared to beginner and experienced falconers and game hawkers alike! Summer Picnic Is Sunday July 31st Noon to 5pm Tawasentha Park in Albany County Burgers, Dogs, and water will be provided. We ask that you please bring a dish to share. We have the small pavilion […]

Research at Cornell

Special Thank you to Dr Sara E. Childs-Sanford for visiting our summer WNY picnic! If you’re interested in donating to the Janet L Swanson Wildlife hospital specifically, or a specific research area we discussed, you can do so using the links below. Also, here is an overview of their research for those unfamiliar. Cornell University […]

2022 Field Meet Guest Speaker: Hannah Majewski

We are pleased and excited to announce that the 2022 Field Meet Guest Speaker will be Hannah Majewski. Hannah is a falconer and a PhD candidate in Literary Studies and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A voracious and active scholar, and falconer, Majewski’s areas of study and publication include Old Norse […]