Membership and Benefits

New York Bowhunters, Inc. has several levels of membership, as well as a booster status available
within the organization. Because of NYB competent leadership over the years, we have only raised our membership dues twice
since our inception in 1991. It is very important for the organization to recognize the need to keep membership fees at an
affordable level. and to place an emphasis on the youth and supportive levels such as the NYB Booster and Life Members. The
Benefactor level of supportive membership in NYB was approved by the membership in 2006. This change allows for those Life and Charter members who want to elevate their commitment within the organization and our promotion of bowhunting. With membership in the organization as high as 4,000 members, NYB has not only become the largest bowhunting organization in the state but also one of the largest in the country. We are very proud of our members and in the achievements of the organization thus far. Below, please review the various booster and membership levels available within NYB.

You can join using your credit card by following the links below, or calling the NYB Office at 585.229.7468.  


NYB Membership OPTIONS

Includes 4 quarterly issues of Full Draw magazine, annual vehicle decal, and membership card.

1 YR – $25.00

2 yr – $40.00

3 yrs – $55.00


Life Membership

Cost – $500, membership dues may be paid in full or by making ten (10) consecutive $50 monthly installments.
Includes 4 quarterly issues of Full Draw magazine, framed & numbered Life Member certificate, embroidered Life Member patch, annual vehicle decal, and membership card.

lifetime – $500.00

Benefactor Membership

Cost – $250 in addition to the $500 Life Membership dues.
Includes 4 quarterly issues of Full Draw magazine, numbered Benefactor certificate, annual vehicle decal, membership card and elevated status within the organization.



NYB Booster

Cost – $30 per year, which includes a listing placed under the Booster section of Full Draw agazine. This section is brokenup by regions and is typically located on the inside cover of the last page of Full Draw magazine.
Includes 4 quarterly issues of Full Draw magazine, special NYB booster decal, a booster certificate, and a supply of NYB
Opportunity to list your webpage as a link on our website.

BOOSTER – $30.00

Spikes Membership

NYB’s Youth Membership includes all youth ages 17 and under. Youths between the ages of 12 & 17 will be considered “Senior Spikes”.  Under 12 join as “Junior Spikes”. All will receive our Spikes newsletter, which is geared toward hunting and contains items for the Juniors as well.
Cost – $10 per year or $300 Lifetime membership which at age 17 turns into a Lifetime Regular Membership of NYB, Inc. The $300 may
be paid in 10 consecutive $30 monthly installments.
Includes Quarterly Magazine, Spikes Sticker, and NYB Membership Sticker.

Spikes Membership Application should be filled out and e-mailed to or mailed to NYB, 5937 County Road 33, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Click here to download Spikes Membership Application




Other Benefits of Membership

FREE CLASSIFIED ADS – As an NYB member, you are entitled to free classifieds in our Full Draw magazine. Items should be hunting related and could include archery equipment, land, etc.

NYB MERCHANDISE – Wear NYB merchandise, available from CLICK HERE

E-MAIL ALERTS – Make sure the administrative secretary has your current email address so NYB can send you important alerts and local bow hunting information as necessary.

SWAP HUNTS – Submit to Full Draw what you as a member are willing to provide in a hunt and list what you would like in an exchange hunt or put open to suggestions.

BITS & PIECES – New to town and need a place to hunt? Looking for a bowhunting partner? Need a limb for that obsolete bow? Putting a bowhunt together and need extra hunters? These and other topics can be listed in Full Draw.

DISCOUNTS – Any member or Booster who is willing to provide a discount on outdoor related items or related activities, i.e. guided or unguided hunts for NYB members. Normally, displaying your NYB membership card would entitle you to the discount.

MEMBER SHOTS – Send your bowhunting photographs in for publication under our MEMBER SHOTS section of Full Draw. Photos should be in “Good Taste” with little or no blood showing, tongues tucked inside mouths, no tailgate shots etc. Photos taken in a natural outdoor setting are best, otherwise try and position game so that homes, roads, etc. are not showing in the background.

BOW HUNTING STORIES – Send in your bowhunting or related stories for publication. Stories should be typed, but hand written stories that are legible are fine as well. Don’t worry about proper spelling and punctuation as our editors review all submitted material for these items.

HUNT FINGER LAKES LAND TRUST(FLLT) Properties – NYB has been given the opportunity to apply to hunt several FLLT properties in Regions #7 and #8.  Over the years, this NYB/FLLT cooperative hunting program has grown in popularity and has given NYB members nearly exclusive bowhunting access to several prime hunting properties.  New properties have been added every year as our members have demonstrated that they can help the Land Trust reach its’ conservation goals through safe, ethical, bowhunting practices.

FULL TIME SERVICE – Contact our full time secretary with questions or for help with your NYB member benefits by calling (585) 229 – 7468. You can reach your NYB officers and representatives on the Internet by visiting the Officers & Regional Reps link on our website.