Due to circumstances beyond NYSTA’s control. The membership page had to be taken down. In the interim if you would like to join. Please download the application form by right mouse clicking the picture and select save image as . Once saved you can print the picture, then mail the completed form to the address on the form. We hope to have this issue fixed very soon. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released the updated Fisher Management Plan. Please take the time to review the changes that were made. The plan can be found here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/nyfishermgmtplan.pdf
The following is a highlight from the NYS DEC website on how some of the plan effects Trapping. NYSTA will have additional comment once the JTI committee has time to review these changes.
“A fundamental part of the plan is that fisher populations can generally sustain annual harvest rates of approximately 20 percent. Therefore, the plan proposes the following adjustment to current fisher trapping regulations, beginning in 2015:
- Reduce the fisher trapping season from 46 days to 22 days in selected Adirondack Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in Northern New York, where harvests may be exceeding 20 percent and populations have declined in recent years.
- Establish a limited 9-day open trapping season, with a one-fisher seasonal limit, in selected WMUs in Central/Western New York to provide new opportunities for sustainable use of this natural resource. Surveys by DEC staff in collaboration with researchers at Cornell University used trail cameras at more than 600 locations to document that fishers are now well-established throughout the southernmost WMUs in this region.
The proposed changes to trapping regulations would remain in effect for at least three years and then be evaluated to determine if additional changes are warranted. No changes are proposed for Southeastern New York at this time because the current regulations provide ample trapping opportunity, harvest rates remain below 20 percent, and populations are stable or increasing.
The comment period on the draft plan runs through March 21, 2015. Comments may be submitted in writing to: NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, Fisher Management Plan, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754 or by e-mail to email@example.com (type "Fisher Plan" in the subject line).
There will be a Board of Directors meeting on January 16, 2016.
Meeting is being held at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds.
Business meeting starts at 9:00 am. Light refreshments begins at 8:00 am.
Gps directions use 135 Cemetary Street, Frankfort, NY 13340
Meeting is open to all Nysta members.
Tioga County Trappers will be hosting a Fur Sale on January 10, 2016. The sale will be held at the Owego Sportsmen Association from 9:00 am to noon. The Association is located at 1141 Carmichael Road, Owego, NY 13827.