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2015 NTA Convention in Hamburg, NY

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 


NYSTA Regional Elections

Attention all Region 4East members,

    Each year, different parts of the state hold elections for their respective regional director. Regional directors hold office for a term of 3 years and they  may succeed themselves. This year, Region 4E is up for election. Region 4E encompasses the counties of Albany, Schenectady, Columbia, Greene and Rensselaer.  As regional director I have asked two NYSTA members to be points of contact for anyone wishing to run for the director position.  In Columbia County, Dick Leggett Sr. His phone # is 518-392-2062, and in Rensselaer County, Dave Gentner Sr. His # is 518-410-6036. Anyone interested in running for this position should contact either of these two men with their information.

    All candidates should meet the minimum qualifications set forth by NYSTA as stated in the by-laws under Article VI. The by-laws can be found on this website. Since it is my intention to continue as your region 4e director, if there is more than just myself interested, then we shall have an election to determine the director for the next three years.  Deadline for submissions is June 10th, 2015, as we have to have all names into the NYSTA Treasurer by the 15th so that ballots can be made up and mailed to members. 

Jim Greeley, Reg. 4East Director 




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. 



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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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