New Jersey State Chapter
of the
National Wild Turkey Federation

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New Jersey State Chapter Board of Directors 2014
Position Name Phone/Email
Officers
President Lou Gambale 609-350-3134
loudg56@gmail.com
Vice President &
Show and Sales Chair.
Jim Salt 732-690-6745
jsaltathome@aol.com
Treasurer Thomas Plante 973-641-7678
tgplante@njnwtf.org
Secretary &
WITO Coordinator
Cristina McGannon 732-740-1015
clmcgannon@gmail.com
Chairman
Thunder Mtn Project
Ray Eriksen 908-665-9051
jakman1023@aol.com
Jakes Coordinator Tim Blum 908-763-3023
tim_blum@lycos.com
Chapter Representatives
Director
NJ State Chapter
John Kimball 732-283-2921
goblr1@comcast.net
Director
Spruce Run Chapter
Jerry McCusker* 908-797-8731
jerrymccuske@yahoo.com
Director
Spruce Run Chapter
Mike DiBiaggio
Director
Tri-County Longbeards
Nick Weiss 609-476-4135
npwhunts@verizon.net
Director
Tri-County Longbeards
Pete Bacon apb07@comcast.net
Director
Tri-County Longbeards
Tom Chew* C: (609)579-8908
tomcbigbucks@yahoo.com
Director
NJ State Chapter
Rich Kinney 973-271-0183
Director
Skylands Chapter
Lesa McGuinness* 973-271-2517
lmcguinness@firstenergycorp.com
Director
NJ State Chapter
Bob Eriksen H: 908-454-1882
C: 908-319-6968
boberiksen1023@gmail.com
*Denotes Chapter President

Superfund Committee
Bob Eriksen
Chairman
P: 908-454-1882
C: 908-319-6968
boberiksen1023@gmail.com
John Kimball
732-283-2921
goblr1@comcast.net>
Nick Weiss

609-476-4135
npwhunts@verizon.net

Save the Habitat / Save the Hunt
Coordinator Lou Gambale
609-350-3134
loudg56@gmail.com
Please click on the following link to report on Hunter Recruitment
Downloadable .pdf Hunter Recruitment Form

NWTF National Contacts
OFFICE CONTACT MAILING ADDRESS Phone / E-Mail
Director Field Operations
Mid-Atlantic States
Philip Ferrare, Jr. 814-796-0983
pferrare@nwtf.net
Regional Director Shawn Weddle 23715 Leathers Road
Smithsburg, MD 21783
(240) 446-9547
sweddle@nwtf.net
Regional Director
Northen New Jersey
Sean Langevin   (607) 427-5795
slangevin@nwtf.net
Regional Biologist Mitchell Blake 564 McCabe Road
Landisburg, PA 17040
(814) 977-0007
mblake@nwtf.net
NWTF National Director Scott Hill 262 Burnt Meadow Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
H: 973-839-7939
TurkeyHouse@aol.com

Schedule of Events
Banquets Show and Sales Outreach Program Events
Spruce Run Jan 27, 2018
Skylands Feb. 10, 2018
Highlands Feb 24, 2018
Tri-County Aug 18, 2018
Shows & Sales
Feb. 17, 2018 -Dan Wyant Dinner
March 2018 -TBA -Turkey Hunting Seminar - Pequest
March 2018 -TBA - Turkey Hunting Seminar - South
March 24-25, 2018 -Pequest Open House
Sept.8-9, 2018 -NJ Wild Outdoors
JAKES EVENTS
JTA Range Schedule
2017 Wheelin'Warrior Hunt
2017 WITO Hunt
2017 Jakes Hunt

Meetings
The New Jersey State Chapter meets Quarterly

Next Meeting:*

Sunday April 8, 2018
Assumpink WMA Conservation Center

Eldridge Road
Allentown, NJ

9:00 AM

*Directors and invited guests only

Directions
New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 7A, I-195 East.
Procede to Immlaystown-Heightstown Road, Turn Left onto Imlaystown-Heightstown Road. At Stop Sign, Tractor Supply on left, continue straight (slight jog), At next Stop Sign, Turn Right onto E. Branch Road. E. Branch Road turns right at WMA Headquarters. Bear Left onto Eldridge Rd. Main Office on right. Proceed 1/3 mile to Club House on Right.

SHOWS AND SALES

Dan Wyant Dinner
Feb. 17, 2018

The State Chapter has been invited to man a booth and conduct fund raiser raffles at the Annual Dan Wyant Adventures Dinner.

The State Chapter conducts the registration and holds a couple of raffles. All are invited to attend, and the Chapter benefits from this event. We usually have NWTF Prints, Sculptures, and a gun or two to raffle.

Dan Wyant invites several outfitters and interested hunters and fishermen to the dinner as a fund raiser and mini-Outdoors Sportsmen Show. Outfitters are invited to present their products and book outings.

The food is great, the location is great and everyone has a good time.

COME OUT AND JOIN US!
Dan Wyant Dinner Flyer



ANNUAL TURKEY HUNTING SEMINARS

The Division of Fish and Wildlife sponsors two Turkey Hunting Seminars in March.
Dates have not been set. One seminar is held at the Pequest Hatchery, the other at Batsto Village in South Jersey.

Will update when dates are finalized. BR>

- ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE - PEQUEST
March 24-25, 2018
The Open House at Pequest is March 24-25 this year. The State Chapter will be manning a booth to distribute literature and sell Turkey Calls. This is a great event to bring the kids.

Fishing, Shooting, Great Food, BIG TROUT
LOTS OF FUN
Pequest Open House

SPECIAL AWARDS
ROBERT ERIKSEN
CONSERVATON AWARD

Bob Eriksen (alive and well) served as the NJ State Wildlife Biologist for over 20 years, and was largely responsible for the Wild Turkey Managment Restoration Project in NJ. Bob then joined the NWTF as a Regional Biologist for NJ, DE, PA, and MD. Bob recently retired from that position and now serves in a consulting positon with the NWTF.

The Robert Eriksen Conservation Award is usually given to an indiividual who's outstanding conservation work in the field helps to improve habitat, and promote sound wildlife managment. The New Jersey State Chapter Board of Directors
is proud to present
The US Fish and Wildlife Service
Walkill River National Wildlife Refuge Staff


The 2017
Robert E. Eriksen Conservation
Award


In recoginition of the outstanding efforts
put forth by the Refuge Staff, in supporting the NWTF's



Initiative through providing
Youth, Women, and Disabled and Wounded Warriors
Hunting and Fishing Opportunities
And
Participation in the
Thunder Mountain Habitat Restoration Project


Willam E. Smith
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award is issued to an individual who has been an outstanding volunteer in his/her local New Jersey Chapter.
Several special volunteers have been awarded this honor.

The recipient receives an
Engraved Trophy an Engraved Plaque and $250.

Cristina McGannon has been an outstanding volunteer over the past two years,
She has worked tirelessly on Wheelin's Sportsmen, WITO and JAKES events held at the Walkill National Wildlife Refuge, in Wantage, NJ.
Cristina has now taken over more responsiblity as the NJ State WITO coordinator and is now the Secretary for the New Jersey State Chapter.

It is with pride that the State Chapter recognizes Cristina for her achievments and dedication to our favorite game bird - the wild turkey,

The New Jersey State Chapter is proud to award
CRISTINA McGANNON

The
Willam E. Smith

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

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Thomas Plante
NJ NWTF, Webmaster
7 Marston Road, Flanders, NJ 07836
973-584-2799