New Jersey State Chapter
of the
National Wild Turkey Federation

Board
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Superfund Committee
Schedule of Events Meetings
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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
jimsaltathome@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
Save the Habitat Save the Hunt Coord.
Tri-County Longbeards
Lou Gambale 609-350-3134
loudg56@gmail.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
Highlands Chapter
Chris Karinja 973-679-9371
chrisk100@gmail.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

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 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 Jakes Events / Wheelin' Sportsmen
& WITO Events
Spruce Run Jan 28, 2017
Highlands Feb 25, 2017
Skylands April 9, 2017
Tri-County Aug 28, 2016
Shows & Sales 2017
GSOSS Jan 12-15, 2017
Pequest Turkey Seminar March 16, 2017
Pequest Open House April 1-2, 2017
NJ Wild Outdoors Sept. 2017
JAKES EVENTS
JTA Range Schedule
Wheelin' Sportsmen's Hunt Fall 2016
WITO Hunter Ed Course-July 16, 2016
2015 WITO Fishing Day Report

Meetings
The New Jersey State Chapter meets Quarterly

Next Meeting:*

Sunday
March 19, 2017

Assunpink WMA Club House

Eldridge Rd, 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. Continue Straight, past Tractor Supply on Left. At next Stop Sign, Turn Right onto E. Branch Road. E. Branch Road turns right. Bear Left onto Eldridge Rd. Main Office on right. Proceed 1/3 mile to Club House on Right.

SHOWS AND SALES

The NJ State Chapter manned a booth in support of the NWTF, from Jan 12 thru Jan 15 at the
2017 Garden State Outdoorsmen Sports Show
We held two turkey hunting seminars each day and demonstrated turkey calls, techniques and strategy. We provided NWTF Literature, sold turkey calls and memberships, and had calls for the kids to play.

In support of the NWTF, Bass Pro Shops has donated $25 Gift Cards for anyone buying or renewing an Annual NWTF ($35) Membership. Cards can be used on-line or in-person. This effecively reduced annual memberships to just $10.



PEQUEST EVENTS

The New Jersey State Chapter, NWTF will be at the two Pequest Events this Spring.

Wild Turkey Hunting Seminar
March 16, 2017

Doors Open at 12:00, Seminar at 1:00pm

Robert Eriksen, retired NJ State Turkey Biologist, retired NWTF Regional Biologist, and member of the New Jersey State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will be conducting the Annual Wild Turkey Hunting Seminar this year.

Members of the New Jersey State Chapter will be on hand for additional Q&A session following the formal seminar. They will provide Information on the NWTF, demonstrate calling turkeys and will have turkey Calls available for purchase.

PEQUEST OPEN HOUSE
April 1st & 2nd 017

10:00am - 4:00pm

The Pequest Fish Hatchery will be open to the public in the Spring of 2017.

Once again, the New Jersey State Chapter will be there.

As this is an outdoor event, we plan to have our JAKES TAKE AIM portable BB gun range. This is an enclosed safe environment for children and adults to experience shooting an air rifle.
Guns, shooting glasses and adult supervision makes this a safe, fun, event for the kids.

New Jersey Wild Outdoors Expo
Collier's Mills Wildlife Management Area

299 East Colliers Mill Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533

Sept. 9th & 10th, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm

Expo Activities

There are many activities at this annual event. Re-enactors portray mountain men at a Rendezvous and the Division of Fish and Wildlife has an information tent. Several conservation and hunting groups have displays ranging from fishing to mountain climbing.

The NJ State Chapter was registered to be at this great event. Our plans are to provide information, sell and demonstrate turkey calls, run seminars, and of course, to have our
JAKES TAKE AIM
BB Gun Range.


Click Here For more information on the Expo.

JAKES TAKE AIM
Portable BB Gun Range

This range is perfect for one-on-one instruction and provides two shooting lanes in an inflated, totally enclosed range. Two shooting lanes are separate, and one instructor will be on hand to help kids learn to load, aim, and fire a BB gun in this totally safe environment.

After each child has had his turn shooting, he gets to keep his target as a souvenir.

  
Click Here for JTA Schedule

SPECIAL AWARDS

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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For information concerning this site or any of the local chapters' sites contact
Thomas Plante
NJ NWTF, Webmaster
7 Marston Road, Flanders, NJ 07836
973-584-2799