New York State Trappers Association2018 Convention Honoree Willard “Bill” E. Smith As the 2018 Convention celebrates NYSTA’s 80th year.  There have been many people who have helped bring us to this achievement.  The Executive Board, the Board of Directors, County Representatives, and our Membership are pleased to induct Bill Smith as our Convention Honoree for […]

Click Here

Patricia A. Brotherton Arnold NATURAL BRIDGE, N.Y.  —   Patricia A. Brotherton Arnold, 74, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Samaritan Medical Center. She was born on August 20, 1940 in Carthage to Merton and Fern Gladle Brotherton. Her name was legally changed at 16 when she was adopted by Charles Wesley Thompson. […]

Click Here

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 […]

Click Here

It is with deep sadness, the New York State Trappers Association (NYSTA) announces the passing of our beloved friend and longtime member Joe Van Houten.  Joe was affectionately known as the “Man of the Mountain” by many of his friends.  His contribution to the trapping community was tremendous.  In 2010 Joe started NYSTA’s Fur Donation […]

Click Here