2021 Field Meet Schedule

The 2021 Field Meet is coming together! We have a couple big things we want to talk to you about. First off, the board and Sean have been putting together a fantastic slate of activities on Saturday. Some classes, a photographer, a guest speaker, hawking, a membership meeting, banquet and – of course – auction!  […]

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 […]

2021 Field Meet Nov 5-7

We’re looking forward to the 2021 Field Meet, which will be held in Oneonta on Nov 5-7. This year we have a cool slate of events, activities and raffles planned to help kick off the new year of hawking! Details are to come, but for now, here are some of the highlights! Guest Speaker, TBA […]

NYSFA Meet Planning & Budget review

Hi folks! The board has met again in June, followed by an executive session to examine finances and make a plan going forward to remain within our operating budget. A few things came out of these discussions we want to fill you in on. First, some great news; membership is up year over last, engagement […]

NYSFA welcomes Leah Valerio as Director-At-Large

The New York State Falconry Association’s Board of Directors voted to appoint Leah Valerio as Director-at-Large on June 26, 2021. Valerio is the Curator of The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, a licensed falconer, club member in good standing, and has an enormous breadth of experience with raptors and wildlife in general. She is an […]

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. FIRST TIME LOGIN TO NEW SYSTEM Click on “Login” under “Membership” off the home page. Click “Lost Your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. https://epermits.fws.gov/falcP/ 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 […]