New Website, New Login

Welcome to the new NYSFA website! If you have an active membership, your information was imported from the old site. You will need to create a new password for this site, however, by following the instructions below.


  • Click on "Login" under "Membership" off the home page.
  • Click "Lost Your Password?"
  • It will then take you to a screen that says "Please enter your username or email address.
  • You will receive an email message with instructions on how to reset your password." 
  • The email will be from "Wordpress" with the subject line "[New York State Falconry Association] Password Reset". This usually takes around 10 minutes to arrive.  *****CHECK YOUR JUNK MAIL*****
  • Follow the link in the email to reset your password and login to the new site. 
  • You can now login and access the appropriate member areas. 

Once logged in

Please click on Membership -- Profile (by default this page will display when you login). Make sure all your information is correct, and please select your Region from the dropdown, then save. You can view and edit your membership info, including the date your membership ends here, your membership level, and any other details.

  • Please ensure the email you give us is one you check - this is how the site will confirm your logins and information.
  • Please note that your name, email, license level and region are displayed in the membership directory for other members, but your other information is not.

Trouble with logging in?

Contact our webmaster Roy Loftfield (, or our Editor Matt Vercant (

Educational Materials

At March 2021 board meeting, the board voted in favor of improving our online resources for falconers. This includes a large-scale overhaul of our website, downloads and archives sections (included in your membership), but also having a reasonable spread of starting materials for apprentices right here.

We've reached out to the Ontario Hawking Club and the Pennsylvania Falconry & Hawk Trust, both of whom have excellent resources in these areas, and both of which generously agreed to let us republish or edit whatever we need. Thank you to our neighbors for their assistance! We'll be working with these clubs over the coming weeks to update and reorganize our own resources, and use some of theirs to help shore up documents missing from our own archives.

If there's an area of the website, or outreach and education that you're passionate about, contact to discuss how you can pitch in! Our editorial staff are always looking for excellent articles for the annual Mews News magazine as well!

Mews News 2021 heading to print

The Mews News for 2021 is getting buttoned up this week, and Friday we send this gorgeous issue to the printers. Once that happens, it will also get automatically mailed out to all current members. If you haven't paid your dues yet (maybe because you usually pay at the November meet) you can do it online. It's easy!

Head to the members section and renew your dues if you need to, and - this is key - update your mailing address. Get in touch with the board if you have concerns about mailing address changes or you're having trouble getting your dues set up by Friday.

We've all been cooped up a bit, and we really want you to get this issue. Personally, I'm super proud of everyone who's published in it - incredible content by incredible falconers in NYS, all articles; no advertisements, no reports. Just falconers writing to falconers, about falconry. There are over 60 pages here, with skills articles, poems, cultural "mewsings" (couldn't resist), pictures and so much more from every corner of the state.

We have some exciting board work going on too, some of which is already starting to show progress in the Members sections of the website. Stay tuned!

Matt / NYSFA Editor

USFWS 3-186A up and running

The USFWS 3-186A database is back up and running! There is a permanent link in our members section, and here it is below.

A few things

1) The ID numbers and passwords for the old site should still work, if falconers remember them. If they need assistance, NYSDEC Special Licenses office can look them up.

2) 3-186A forms that were submitted to the old database (prior to July 2016) were carried over to the new one. NYSDEC SLU still has a spreadsheet with that information and can look up transactions prior to July 2016, though, if need be.

3) Paper forms that have been submitted since July 2016 did NOT get carried over. The states have to enter those manually. We have copies of all paper forms that were submitted during that period, but it’s going to take a little time to get them all entered. NYSDEC SLU are still going to maintain the paper copies in the falconers’ folder, however, so if someone is looking for a copy of something they submitted, they can still look it up.

4) Falconers should be aware that the license level, addresses and in some cases, names, that are in the current database reflect what was on file in 2016 (or earlier). USFWS does not have a record of upgrades and address changes that happened during the 2+ year interim, so falconers should check and correct this information when they log in for the first time.


The following information is the Environmental Conservation Law of New York State. Links to it and other general information can be found on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website at