Recent News


Tickets for the NYSTA May Raffle are now available from any NYSTA Regional Director or Officer. These raffles are essential to keeping NYSTA in the green and allowing Dave Miller to continue his work in Albany for all trappers to retain and expand our opportunities. 



DEC Fisher Management Plan

The NYS DEC has completed work on the fisher managemnt plan and should be available shortly on the DEC website for review. Once posted there will be a 30 day comment period where trappers can send comments to the DEC on its content. PLEASE take the time to send in constructive comments on this plan, even if you currently don't have any fisher in your area as this is a 10 year plan and the way fisher have been expanding in recent years you may soon. As trappers in New York we need to let our voice be heard and that needs to be a unified voice in support of what is best for ALL trappers in NY just not a few and the best way to do this is to flood the DEC with comments on the plan.


NYSTA to host the 2015 NTA Convention at the Erie County Fairgrou

The New York State Trappers Association is proud to announce that the 2015 National Trappers Association Convention will held at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY from Thursday July 30th to Sunday August 2nd. To accomplish this huge event, NYSTA will need many volunteers starting on Tuesday July 28th for set-up and throughout the remainder of the convention. Please contact Wayne Jones at (716) 772-1059 or by email at with days and times you can assist. For additional information on the convention, please check out the NTA convention link at .


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Upcoming Events

Rockland Trappers will represent NYSTA at the 38th Annual World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition. The exposition is held at the Rockland Community College Field House 145 College Rd, Suffern, NY. The show will run from March 5-8 2015. Times as follows:

Thursday 1:00 to 9:00 pm.

Friday 12:00 to 9:00 pm

Saturday 9:30 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

This expo is the largest of its kind in the tri state area.  Please visit the NYSTA booth.  We will be accepting NYSTA membership registrations during the event.  Any questions please contact us at or visit the show website at .

The St. Lawrence County Trappers Assocation annual spring dinner auction will be held on Saturday April 18th at the Quality of Life Building at 642 County Route 28A in Ogdensburg, NY. For additional information, please contact St. Lawrence County Trappers Association President Ethan Reynolds or visit the SLCTA website at 


Pat Arnold Youth Trappers Camp

The 2015 Pat Arnold Youth Trappers Camps will be held for young trappers ages 12-15 starting on Friday October 09th and running thru Monday October 12th. Again this year there will be 3 camps! The Western camp will be held at DEC Camp Rushford, the Eastern camp will be held at Pack Forest near Warrensburg and the Northern camp will be held in St. Lawrence County in Mandiville .  The deadline to apply will be September 1st 2015 and the cost to attend will be $40 per camper and you can obtain additional information by contacting Tim Strough at at (315) 232-5042 or by email at . Fill out a registration form Here.

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