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 […]

Feb Board Meeting Report

Your board of directors met in February to discuss plans for the 2023 season. Among other topics, which can be reviewed in our board documents section for members, your directors finalized plans for: If you have issues you would like addressed at this or any board meeting or membership meeting, please submit them via email […]

What are YOU doing this year?

We have a very active club, as it turns out! One of our goals this year is to get more small, regional meetups and educational items on the agenda. Are you or your organization doing something cool with falconry this year? Tell us about it! If it’s open to the public, or a subsection of […]

Tales of Falconry

The Mews News is looking for a short, 1 paragraph, tale of a time in falconry when you “Embraced you failure” – what went wrong? How did you learn? Alternatively, a 1 paragraph humorous story about a time falconry didn’t go quite as you expected. Email to matt@vercant.com or editor@nysfa.org

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 […]