DEC Alert | Information on HPAI in NYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALL NYS FALCONERS The DEC has issued advisement for falconers in managing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) detected in the Eastern and Midwestern United States andCanada, in both wild birds and poultry facilities. On February 19, 2022 the first case of HPAI was confirmed in Suffolk County, NY in a backyard flock. […]

Welcome, Josh McKee, wildlife photographer to the 2021 Field Meet

Josh McKee, wildlife photographer, will be joining us at the November 2021 Field Meet in Oneonta. McKee has been a sports and wildlife photographer for over a decade, so you know he can get an action shot AND debate sports statistics too! His clients include NBT Bank, Paragon Racquet and Athletic Club, Pratt and Whitney, […]

DEC Falconry License Upgrade Requirements

For those looking to upgrade their license this year, this post will hopefully serve as a guide. Teresa Ruiz, our magnificent, phenomenal, DEC Special Licenses manager offers the following advice to those looking to upgrade. First, there’s no formal “form” you need to fill out. Instead, several written documents are required. Here’s what Teresa says […]