The Erie County Trappers Association received Thanks from their 2017 Herb Eble Award recipients. The Herb Eble Award recognizes Herb Eble who from 10 years old right up to his 90th birthday was an active trapper. He was known for his skills in trapping, pelt preparation and inspired many to continue the tradition. Herb […]
2018 Convention Booklet Honoree Please remember our friend Martin “Buddy” Eckert. Buddy passed in March after a short illness. He was 83. A lifelong resident of West Shokan, NY which is located in Ulster County. A hometown icon known for his vast knowledge of the woods that surrounded him which in turn defined him. The same mountains that […]
NYSTA is pleased to introduce Gracie. Gracie won a Youth Packet Basket at our 2017 Convention. Every year with the assistance of Mark Charpentier of the NY Elite Trappers Seminar. We are able to give away some free pack baskets full of traps and supplies geared towards our youth. The baskets and supplies are donated by our Affiliates and other businesses. Here in Gracie’s words is what she sent NYSTA. “Hi, my name is Gracie. For the last three years I have been going to the trapping convention with my dad. This year I was lucky enough to win the kids raffle with the pack basket and trapping supplies. When trapping season opened dad help me set the traps and I could hardly wait to go check them with him. The first night I was lucky enough to catch a nice raccoon, a few days later I caught a grey fox in one of the 1.5 dukes we had set for raccoon. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you very much for all you do. I cant wait for the 2018 convention. Thanks again Gracie Lynn age 9.”
DEC Announces Essay Contest for Annual Hunting and Trapping Regulations Guide Do you have a great hunting or trapping tale? Have you ever mentored a new hunter or trapper? The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) would like to hear your story. DEC is looking for hunters and trappers to share stories about […]
The Fulton Montgomery Fur Harvesters and the Foothills Trappers Association will host two Fur Auctions at the Herkimer VFW in Herkimer, NY. The dates are February 3rd and April 14th, 2018. Doors will open at 6:00 am and the sale starts at 8:00 am. Click HERE for directions to the event. For additional information please […]
The New York State DEC has extended the deadline to submit your Fisher/Marten Log until February 1, 2018. You will not be able to re-apply for another one this coming season if you do not return the log.
The Cattaraugus County Trappers Association will hold their annual Fur Auction on January 20, 2018. The sale will be held at the Hinsdale Fire Hall located at 3832 Church St, Hinsdale, NY 14743. Fur check in starts at 7:30 am. For additional information please contact Dave Allen @ (716) 257-9045 or Brian Davis […]
Executive Director Dave Miller represented NYSTA at the 2017 Southern Tier Outdoor Show. Their 11th annual show was held October 14-15th in Bath, NY. The show draws hundreds of attendees each year and is a great way to promote NYSTA in addition to trapping related topics. If you would like more information about this […]