TANJ NEWS!


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T.A.N.J. made a donation to the Readington TWP PBA 317 at their 4th Annual 3-D event. It was held at Pickell Park, Whitehouse Station, NJ. What a great group running the event with Traditional and Compound stakes a numerous 3-D animals spread over acres of land, one outstanding event. The PBA 317 offers one of the best 3-D souvenir t-shirts of any event in N.J. with an outsanding lunch and souvenir giveaways included all in the registration fee. Saturday during their trohpy shoot 3 TANJ members took home the gold and trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in the Traditional class. TANJ supports our PBA "Brothers and Sisters in Blue". God Bless Them All.









Your TANJ helps ...















Last Man Standing

July 17th 2016, Black Knight Bowbenders, hosted by the Traditional Archers of New Jersey

"The Spartans of the Stickbow Crew "









Big Foot Lastman Standing Winners
Sunday July 17th 2016 at Black Knights


Ray Iglesias 1st Place
Dave Wolfe 2nd Place
Frank Burdi 3rd Place










TANJ / UBNJ members and Friends of the Bow If anyone can volunteer even for a few hours please call Jimmy Cuevas direct he and his kids are good friend's of TANJ

Doc DeCaro
President
TANJ


For the past nine years, TANJ along with WaXoBe has supported the North Jersey Navigators and their athletic endeavors. Jimmy Cuevas, the coach of the Navigators has asked us to forward the following to our members:

Hi Everyone,

This year I'm the meet director for the Tri-State Wheelchair and Ambulatory Games. We are in need of volunteers to help at the games.

The games will take place at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, NJ and will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 - 29, 2016.

All volunteers must be at least 15 years old. Please spread the word about this volunteering opportunity. Volunteers don't need to know the rules to do any of the volunteer jobs. Volunteers will gain an appreciation for the diversity of each athlete and the unique abilities they contribute to the games.

We are in need of additional volunteers for the following time slots on Saturday, May 28.

Archery: 7:30am - 10:30am
Ambulatory Field: 10:00am - 12 noon
Ambulatory and Seated Field: 12 noon - 5:30pm
Below is a description of the volunteers tasks:

Field Pit Assistants: Volunteers will retrieve implements, assist with measuring, and mark where the implements landed. Volunteers do not need prior experience. There will be a certified official to run the field pit and make any needed official calls.

Runners: Posting results immediately following the completion of a race. Deliver infraction sheets from corner officials on the track to the finish line.

Archery: Will retrieve arrows between rounds and score points.

Pickers Finish Line: In the long distance events, each person will be assigned to an athlete. They keep track of how many laps they have done and let the bell ringer and the athlete know. In the shorter distance races, they keep track of the order in which athletes crossed the line.

Please let me know (at 551.655.4176 or email to jcuevas1969@comcast.net) your desired time slot.

If you are able to recruit volunteers please email their contact information or have them reach out to me to ensure the desired times slots are assigned properly and confirmed.

As usual, your support will be greatly appreciated!!





Coach Rob Causton and his Championship Oxford Central Middle School NASP Archery team outside the National Archery in the Schools Championship Event in Kentucky May 2016.

The Traditional Archers of N.J. and the United Bowhunters of N.J. have proudly sponsored this Oxford NASP Team since 2002.





Bear Archery traditional bow enthusiasts:

Get your personalized autographed copy of the 2nd edition of the new book "Bear Archery Traditional Bows: A Chronological History" at the very competitive price of $25.00 (+ $3.50 shipping). Just message the author here: jlcoppen@comcast.net






2016 Baltimore Classic

Doc and the Floyd Bennett Archers from Brooklyn, NY


New TANJ members Arlo and Dad Joe


Bill Davison sports his new TANJ logo tattoo! wow!




Dorie Tully


Mike Pat Mike Dorie


Pete






TANJ Council member Santo Armano donated a bow to Jadynn at Whittingham . Jadynn's Dad is member of the Appalachian Bowmen of Sussex County.





At the 24th Annual Whittingham Traditional Rendezvous TANJ held a Aimee Hrehowsik Family Fund Drive. As you know Aimee passed away this past January at 39 years of age after a losing a courageous battle with cancer.

They prizes were a Bowers custom envraved Silver Stag Knife, a Basket of Cheer and Hope, a Byron Furguson Autographed Arrow & Fred Eichler video.

Here are pictures of the winners of the 1st and 2nd prizes.


1st- A Silver Stag Custom Engraved Knife donated by Irene Bowers -won by Attila Fercenz.


2nd - The Basket of Outstanding Cheer and Hope donated by the "Gutyankers" - won by Tom Phillips.

We would like to thank everyone who has donated over the last three 3D TANJ events to support Aimee's family which include her husband Ryan (TANJ secretary ) and his 3 young children who are ages 7, 9 and 15. They will always be in our prayers.

We will have other fundraisers throughout the year at various TANJ sponsored 3-D events to continue our support of Ryan and his boys.


Doc





Today I was humbled to be presented with a beautiful personalized custom Silver Stag knife from the Traditional Archers of New Jersey at their annual meeting which was held at the 24th Annual Whittingham Traditional Rendezvous. They even captured a fly fishing element for me. All the artwork on the knife was done by Irene Bowers.


Thank you,
Jim Ellis Jr





The new TANJ embroidered camo baseball & knit hats can
only be purchased at a TANJ sponsored 3-D event!

Don't wait!

Only $15 each!

These will be available starting this weekend at the Whittingham Traditional Rendezvous April 22nd -24th.

Doc.







The TANJ Traditional Archers of New Jersey & FBA Floyd Bennett Archers donated over $100 worth of canned food to the Hunters Helping the Hungry Food Bank at Black Knights



























A few weeks ago Frank Florio and his members donated bows and arrows from the Floyd Bennett Archery Club during my visit to Brooklyn to shoot with my original archery club and friends. I returned home and donated them to Mike Tully of GutYankers the next day how to fix up and hand out to some needy child and continue to keep lit the flame of archery.

Doc

"My daughter and myself are new to the archery. We joined the county range in union county at the oak-ridge park . We ran into Mike Tully and his wife and they gave us free arrows for my daughter . This was a nice surprise for us, she only had 2 arrows to start with. She was was so thrilled to have them, in fact she did so well shooting today it made me so happy. What a nice organization you have . Its people like yourselves that make the difference. Thank you so much ..."





We, the Traditional Archers of New Jersey, are proud to sponsor our "Team TANJ" - Santo Armano & Jon Scharff - at the upcoming TAS World Championship.

Good luck guys, and bring home the Title and Buckle!

Proud President,
Doc DeCaro.







Happy Ending to the "Lost Bow" story!


Bill Piagio of BKB hands Tucker Bowling his “lost” bow which slid off his dads truck after the Cabin Fever shoot! The bow was found in the road and returned by
Rich Youmans owner of Complete Masonry of Jackson (732-928-3264)
Yes --- That was a plug!

Dad, Scott Bowling, wrote -"To everyone in the Black Knight Bowbenders and the CJAN community. Tucker's bow was found and I am picking it up on Saturday. It was found by a homeowner in Jackson, and returned to a member. I thank everyone for taking some time to help with everything. You all have a friend in me. I will most positively bringing Tucker to shoot with all of you guys many times in the future, I also owe a huge thanks to Warpath Archery for making such a wonderful bow in the first place."

Thanks, Rich Youmans, Scott Bowling, and one Happy Tucker!





TANJ Cabin Fever February 28th, 2016 - over 163 shooters!

Click for Images!




2/21/2016 ~ TANJ meets up with the FBA

On Sunday February 21st,2106 I went back to my old Brooklyn Archery Range and met with the FBA members (Floyd Bennett Archers) What a good time we had flinging arrows with some great friends and many TANJ members at my first club that I joined back in the 1970's.

Many are TANJ members and they were warming up for our Cabin Fever Shoot Sunday February 28th at Black Knights.

Frank Florio handed me a trunk full of older bows for Mike Tully and the GutYankers donated by FBA for the kids.

Mike T and his crew will now refurbished them up and hand them out in the near future to families you can't afford to purchase archery equipment for their kids.

Doc







TANJ and Friends of the Bow

TANJ is back at Obissquasoit downSouth NJ .. We are proud to announce that we are again the cosponsors along with Obiss with our combined 3rd Annual March Madness "Traditional Only 3D Swap and Shoot ".

Yes you read it right -its one of the few events where we tell everyone leave the wheels at home and bring the stickbows along with your wood, carbon and aluminum arrows and "lets have some fun" !!

One of the best 3-D ranges in N.J. Indoor Kitchhen! What a layout ! Great Food! Great People !

Plenty of Games throughout the day and a mega Swap Meet !

We always draws a huge crowd.We again like to thank Obiss TANJ members Pete & Dave Onesti and his crew for hosting another great event.

The second flyer attached speaks for itself the R100 but you must preregister so if you you decide to " snooze you will loose" ! First time in N.J. spots are filling up fast. Look at the Obiss FaceBook Page.

TANJ will be at both Obiss events in force.

web page - www.Obiss.org

See you in a few weeks!

Gerry "Doc" DeCaro
El Presidente
TANJ
Traditonal Archers of New Jersey
(732) 673 2065







This year our 22nd Cabin Fever which will be held at Black Knights TANJ will have 2 different styles of Long Sleeve Cabin Fever shirts available for sale from Med up to XXXL.

So when you register please don't forget to pick up your shirt they will be no reorders.

We will have new custom camo baseball hats and camo knit hats for sale along with our Man Walking & Broadhead Deer logo decals along with our great selling arrows for your truck and smaller decals for your compact car back windows.

It's also a swap meet so don't forget to bring stuff for sale barter or to purchase.

See you next at Cabin Fever next Sunday February 28th!















TANJ 5 Game Dinner Raffle Bows and Jorge Coppen's Bear Bows Book

All bows are refinished to near mint condition with all new 18 strand Flemish strings that include rubber string silencers, arrow nocking points and arrow rest.

1. Right Hand - Browning Nomad Stalker, 1960's, 55#, 52"
2. Right Hand - Bear Kodiak Magnum, 1973, 38#, 52"
3. Right Hand - Hoyt Pro Hunter, 1970's, 45#, 58"
4. Right Hand - Howatt Hunter, 1970's, 50#, 62"
5. Left Hand - Bear Kodiak Magnum - 1968, 45#, 52"







1. Right Hand - Browning Nomad Stalker, 1960's, 55#, 52"
2. Right Hand - Bear Kodiak Magnum, 1973, 38#, 52"
3. Right Hand - Hoyt Pro Hunter, 1970's, 45#, 58"
4. Right Hand - Howatt Hunter, 1970's, 50#, 62"
5. Left Hand - Bear Kodiak Magnum - 1968, 45#, 52"







1946 Archery Tournament Poster





For those clueless about ARCHERY
(and we do mean YOU, Crosman Corporation),
and for the unfortunately gullible non-archery public ...

THIS is NOT a traditional archery bow, this is NOT a crossbow,
this is NOT any kind of bow,
this is a GUN ...



On behalf of TANJ, and to better jog Crosman's thinking back to reality,
THESE are traditional archery bows ...



And THIS is a crossbow ...







The Real RobinHood

George Sappah TANJ Treasurer aka Robin the Hood smiling because of the 2016 TANJ dues checks being received.

Did you mail your dues in yet?

New Dues ...

$20 Individual
$40 Family
$5 Junior
$300 Life









CLICK THE BANNER BELOW FOR A PDF FILE OF THE EVENT DETAILS










Friends of the Bow

Jorge Coppen, TANJ magazine editor, has his book now out on Amazon. I just received a copy and you will love it. Many pages of facts and information on all the Bear bows, with hundreds of pictures. If you own just one Bear bow you have to purchase this book. It's a must read for all Bear Bow collectors, and those of you would like to be in the future. Just go to Amazon by just clicking on the link below:










Don Manchur harvested a nice wide 4 pointer on Public Land at 10 Mile Run NJ





Angelo Christiano, Ontario Pope and Young Moose, Stotler Longbow
Story to follow soon ...







On Sunday January 3rd, 2016 TANJ member & UBNJ magazine editor Mark Dreyfus harvested this NJ 7 pointer in late afternoon. He was hunting with an original Herters Sitka 62" 45# bow that he just purchased only a few months ago, a sweet fast & quiet bow. Mark is the assistant Scout Master of Troop 34 from Jackson that TANJ has hosted at Whittingham for the last 3 years. It did not take him long to take up traditional bowhunting and harvest a deer. Congrats Mark!!!






Mike Bush, owner of Mountain Mike's, wearing his new TANJ shirt!
Nice form, "stick bow traditional perfect".









Traditional Harvest

TANJ Treasurer George Sappah scored big time during his Christmas vacation,
taking a hog down in Florida using his own home made self bow.





Fellow deer hunters, our voice needs to be heard! We are conducting a survey about the direction of deer management in the State of New Jersey.

Many members of the United Bowhunters of NJ and other fellow deer hunters have been providing feedback regarding multiple concerns pertaining to the direction of deer management in NJ.

As the voice of the State's bowhunters, we want to obtain feedback from all deer hunters and use the results to open a dialogue With the Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Fish and Game council regarding the future of deer management.

Please take a moment and take the survey. Click on this link to open the survey esurv.org/online-survey.php?survey_ID=LLHILF_b6c3fccd or go to www.ubnj.org

Thank You!

John Erndl

President UBNJ

Please take the survey.

Many TANJ members and friends of the bow are saying that they like to voice their opinion on NJ direction on N.J. deer management program, well here is your chance!

Take the Survey now!!!! Feel free to share this link with your fellow hunters.

Doc
















New TANJ member Ed Andia shot a turkey at 3:30pm - just in time for his families Thanksgiving Dinner!








Miss Amanda after only five lessons with a traditional recurve at Mountain Mikes Sports Shop shot a Robin Hood!

Let's keep the flame burning in our youth - "They are our Future"!






This buck was taken in Solebury Township, PA, shot by TANJ new member Santo Armano with his new 60" Dryad Epic Longbow. He used 3Rivers Traditional Only 500 spine full length shafts. Broadhead used was a 125gr. Mantack G5 Stainless, with 100 grain Top Hat insert. Santo is also a avid 3D shooter and travels to many events, an expert shot with his Longbow.




TANJ member Capt Jack Fleischman harvested a nice buck using the Allegheny Mountain bow he won at the TANJ/WAXOBE St.Jude shoot in Sept. This fine bow is 60" long and draws 45lbs. The arrows were built with 3 Rivers Traditional Only shafts and Steel Force two blade broadheads.















TANJ ~ WAXOBE ~ ST JUDE 3D SHOOT ~ Sept. 20, 2015

The winner of the TANJ ~ WaXoBe 1st Annual St.Jude 3D Bow was TANJ/BKB member Captain Jack Fleischman. Jack was in Florida at his daughters Wedding when called, he was very surprised and could not wait to pick up his new bow when he returns later this week.



























Mixing it up a bit and playing with front stuffers at the Layton, NJ, muzzleloading gun range.



















World famous archer Byron Ferguson and Jersey famous TANJ president Doc Decaro!













GET WELL SOON DOC!!!







BIGFOOT 2015 - Last Man Standing!































Hunting Alert! Contact Governor Christie Now!

Please complete the form on the below link. This is a good bill and we need to get the Governor to sign it.

Thank You,
Gerry Doc DeCaro
President
TANJ

To all outdoorsmen and women:

NJOA CF council members are pleased to announce that New Jersey’s Senate and Assembly 
passed with overwhelming support Bills S573/A2443, “Apprentice Firearm Hunting License 
and Apprentice Bow and Arrow License”.

The NJOA CF supported Bill, “Apprentice Firearm Hunting License and Apprentice Bow and 
Arrow License” provides for the safe and responsible stewardship of New Jersey’s natural resources.

Contact Governor Christie and ask him to sign the Bill into law. It is not only good public 
policy, but also helps protect the future of hunting for current and future generations! 

Here's a NJOA link with a prewritten letter that can be sent by email (or printed and mailed) to Governor Christie ~

ALERT LETTER

Also, we've listed below some facts and figures for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Anthony P. Mauro, Sr
Chair
New Jersey Outdoor Alliance (CF)

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FACTS & FIGURES:

Summary:
Bills S573/A2443, “Apprentice Firearm Hunting License and Apprentice Bow and Arrow License”
allow for any person 21 years age and holding a regular license for firearm or bow and arrow 
hunting, to be a mentor for an apprentice above 14 years of age. The apprentice must purchase 
an apprentice license, but would not be required to complete the safety course. Thirty-three states 
currently sell Apprentice or Mentored Hunting Licenses. Two states adopted the alternative approach 
of simply lowering minimum hunting ages.

The bill would limit the number of times a person may be issued a given type of apprentice license 
to twice in a lifetime. The mentor is subject to all penalties for violations committed by the apprentice 
while under his or her direct supervision.

The licenses would expire on December 31 of the year of issue.

More information:
People 14 years and older can hunt in NJ – unsupervised – with the hunter safety course. 
This bill will allow those 14 years and older to hunt supervised.

Most hunters are introduced to hunting by a parent. Currently, hunters ages 25-54—adults likely to 
have children mature enough to be introduced and mentored in hunting—represent a large proportion, 
64 percent, of hunters. Parents should be free to decide when their children are mature enough for 
hunting. Bill S573/A2443 has set the age at 14 years-of-age (in many states the age is 10), with a 
mentor of at least 21 years-of-age..

“Supervised” adult and youth hunters are “especially safe”. National statistics show that young hunters, 
particularly those supervised by an attentive parent or other responsible adult, compose a fraction of 
the hunting-related firearms incidents that occur each year. Researchers found that most youth hunter 
incidents occurred in the absence of an adult.

Roll Call:
Votes in Senate and Assembly on Bills S573/A2443, “Apprentice Firearm Hunting License and Apprentice 
Bow and Arrow License”

SENATE:

Addiego, Dawn Marie – Yes
Allen, Diane B. – Yes
Barnes, Peter J., III - Yes
Bateman, Christopher – No
Beach, James – Yes
Beck, Jennifer - Yes
Bucco, Anthony R. – Yes
Cardinale, Gerald – Yes
Codey, Richard J. - Not Voting
Connors, Christopher J. – Yes
Cruz-Perez, Nilsa – Yes
Cunningham, Sandra B. - Yes
Doherty, Michael J. – Yes
Gill, Nia H. - Not Voting
Gordon, Robert M. - Yes
Greenstein, Linda R. - Not Voting
Holzapfel, James W. – Yes
Kean, Thomas H., Jr. - Yes
Kyrillos, Joseph M., Jr. – Yes
Lesniak, Raymond J. – Yes
Madden, Fred H., Jr. - Yes
O'Toole, Kevin J. – Yes
Oroho, Steven V. – Yes
Pennacchio, Joseph - Yes
Pou, Nellie - Not Voting
Rice, Ronald L. – Yes
Ruiz, M. Teresa - Not Voting
Sacco, Nicholas J. – Yes
Sarlo, Paul A. – Yes
Scutari, Nicholas P. - Yes
Singer, Robert W. – Yes
Smith, Bob – Yes
Stack, Brian P. - Not Voting
Sweeney, Stephen M. – Yes
Thompson, Samuel D. - Not Voting
Turner, Shirley K. - Not Voting
Van Drew, Jeff – Yes
Vitale, Joseph F. – Yes
Weinberg, Loretta - Yes
Whelan, Jim - Yes


ASSEMBLY

Andrzejczak, Bob - Yes
Angelini, Mary Pat - Yes
Auth, Robert - YesBenson, Daniel R. - Yes
Bramnick, Jon M. - Yes
Brown, Chris A. - Yes
Brown, Christopher J. - Not Voting
Bucco, Anthony M. - Yes
Burzichelli, John J. - Yes
Caputo, Ralph R. - Yes
Caride, Marlene - Yes
Carroll, Michael Patrick - Yes
Casagrande, Caroline - Yes
Ciattarelli, Jack M. - Yes
Clifton, Robert D. - Yes
Conaway, Herb, Jr. - Yes
Coughlin, Craig J. - Yes
Dancer, Ronald S. - Yes
Danielsen, Joe - Yes
DeAngelo, Wayne P. - Yes
DeCroce, BettyLou - Yes
DiMaio, John - Yes
Diegnan, Patrick J., Jr. - Yes
Egan, Joseph V. - Not Voting
Eustace, Tim - YesFiocchi,
Samuel L. – Yes
Fuentes, Angel - Yes
Garcia, Carmelo G. - Yes
Giblin, Thomas P. - Yes Gove,
DiAnne C. - Yes
Green, Jerry - Yes
Greenwald, Louis D. - Yes
Gusciora, Reed - Yes
Handlin, Amy H. - Yes
Holley, Jamel C. - Yes
Jasey, Mila M. - Yes
Jimenez, Angelica M. - Yes
Johnson, Gordon M. - Yes
Kean, Sean T. - Yes
Lagana, Joseph A. - Yes
Lampitt, Pamela R. - Yes
Mainor, Charles - Yes
Mazzeo, Vincent - Yes
McGuckin, Gregory P. - Yes
McHose, Alison Littell - Yes
McKeon, John F. - Yes
Moriarty, Paul D. - Yes
Mosquera, Gabriela M. - Yes
Mukherji, Raj - Yes
Munoz, Nancy F. - Yes
Muoio, Elizabeth Maher - Yes
O'Donnell, Jason - Yes
O'Scanlon, Declan J., Jr. - Yes
Oliver, Sheila Y. - Yes
Peterson, Erik - Yes
Pinkin, Nancy J. - Yes
Pintor Marin, Eliana - Yes
Prieto, Vincent - Yes
Quijano, Annette - Yes
Rible, David P. - Yes
Rodriguez-Gregg, Maria - Yes
Rumana, Scott T. - Yes
Rumpf, Brian E. - Yes
Russo, David C. - Yes
Schaer, Gary S. - Yes
Schepisi, Holly - Not Voting
Simon, Donna M. - Yes
Singleton, Troy - Yes
Space, Parker - Yes
Spencer, L. Grace - Not Voting
Stender, Linda - Yes
Sumter, Shavonda E. - Yes
Taliaferro, Adam J. - Yes
Tucker, Cleopatra G. - Yes
Vainieri Huttle, Valerie - Yes
Webber, Jay - Yes
Wilson, Gilbert L. - Yes
Wimberly, Benjie E. - Yes
Wisniewski, John S. - Yes
Wolfe, David W. - Yes
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HELP!

As you may know, sometime in the last month 14 Reinhart 3-D Targets were stolen from the Black Knights range and Club, in Jackson NJ, earlier this month. Here's a list of what 3-D Targets were stolen. Please contact us if you see on any on EBay, Craig's List, TradGang, Stickbow , NJ Hunter, and any archery or hunting related websites, or in the newspapers for sale.

Leopard on rock
Razorback boar
Coyote
Panther
Antelope
Bedded goat
Mountain lion
Lg. Deer
Skunk
Badger
Red fox
Turkey
Jackrabbit
Bedded gray sheep
The Jackson Police and the BKB club are working off of some possible good leads.

The Black Knights , the Traditional Archers of NJ & the United Bowhunters of NJ are now offering a $1,500 cash reward for information leading to the return of our targets and the arrest and conviction of the thief/thieves.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!

IF YOU HAVE ANY idea who made have taken them PLEASE CONTACT ...

Gerry DeCaro @ 732 673 2065

ROGER DEAN @ 609-713-2701

BUD THOMAS @ 609-529-4152

As Always YOUR CONVERSATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL!

Lest catch these people!

Thank You,
Gerry "Doc" DeCaro
President
TANJ
Black Knight Trustee
UBNJ Youth Event Coordinator








FELLOW ARCHERS! WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Sometime in the last week, 14 Reinhart 3-D Targets were stolen from the BKB range. We are reviewing our trail cameras and might have images that could help in the recovery. The Jackson Police and the club are working off of some possible good leads. The Black Knights are offering a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the return of our targets and the arrest and conviction of the thief. If the targets are returned or dropped off at a location where we can recover them unharmed by Thursday June 4th we will not press charges. The thief could possibly be the same person who stole the Bow Press and maybe even the signage that disappeared last year.


WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!

IF YOU HAVE ANY SUSPICIONS PLEASE CONTACT

ROGER DEAN @ 609-713-2701 OR BUD THOMAS @ 609-529-4152

YOUR CONVERSATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL!









The Annual Trad Gang St. Jude's Hospital Auction

Since 2005, Trad Gang has hosted an auction to raise money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This hospital and research center is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.

Trad Gang members put up items for auction, will all proceeds going directly to pediatric cancer research - no middle people, direct to where it will help the kids out immediately. To date, this annual Trad Gang auction has raised nearly one million dollars - we hope to break that mark with this year's auction.

A lot of the auction items are truly Top Shelf, with bows, archery tackle, knives, leather gear, hunt gear, clothing, jewellery, food, and LOTS of other cool stuff that even includes actual hunts up for auction bidding!

It's easy to bid on items. First, join Trad Gang - it's free with no strings attached (well, except for your trad bowstring :) - login, scroll down a bit to see the St. Jude Auction banner, click on HERE, that will take you to the St Jude Auction Forum, login with your Trad Gang login, check out all four bid forums, pick out an item, make a reply post with your bid amount. Some of the deals are just awesome, but remember that this is ALL for the KIDS, so bid often and bid high!

Contact Rob if you need assistance in joining Trad Gang or logging into the forums or bidding at the auction.

Bid forums are NOW OPEN for bidding!

The BID forums CLOSE June 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th at 10:00 PM - bids must be time stamped 9:59pm to count!





Sunday June 7th TANJ 3D Garden State Archers

Come Join in the fun

Open to all Traditional and Compound shooters

That's right two separate ranges will be open one for each bow group

Raffle drawing for Irene Bowers prints monies being donated to our Wounded Warriors

God Bless Our Troops

See attached flyers

Doc DeCaro
President
TANJ
Traditional Archers of NJ

Youth Event Coordinator UBNJ





Shooters Sporting Center

September 2015 will be our second Anniversary of Shooters being open and we have been trying to figure out what to do to celebrate. We have decided to host a hunters weekend August 8th and 9th (Saturday and Sunday)! Byron Ferguson will be doing 2 expeditions per day during the event.

We will also have many manufactures present. (Hoyt, Mathews, Bear Archery, Elite, Bowtech, Antler Ice) There will be sidewalk sales, and many in-store sales going on that weekend, not just archery, firearms and clothing too.

We also offer archery birthday party 's here at Shooters. For $250.00 you child can have 15 of their friends enjoy two hours of archery fun. I have included the flyer for that also.

Shooters also offers private and group lessons from Level 2 Certified Archery Instructors. $60.00 per hour for an individual lesson or for up to 4 persons.

Please let me know if you want anymore information. Also, I will keep you up to date on information in the event as I get it!

Thank you,
Rachael Hicks
Archery Shop Manager

Shooters Sporting Center
1535 Rt. 539
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
609-296-4080





TANJ member Dorie Tully, wife of Gutyanker Mike T, attended her first camp away 3D shoot, attending the Baltimore Classic this past May 16th & 17th weekend. At the end of the day she made this 50 yard 10x ring shot with her new longbow and cannot wait for her next 3D shoot.











Archery Wheelchair Competitions needs our help ...
"Hi Doc,

The dates of the Handicap Archery Wheelchair competitions that we are in need of volunteers are as follows:

(all volunteers should arrive at least one (1) hour prior to scheduled start times below)

Tri-State Games
Saturday May 23, 2015
9:00am - 12:30pm
Overpeck Park, Palisades Park, N.J.

National Junior Disability Championship (NJDC)
Sunday July 19, 2015
9;00am - 1:00pm

Monday July 20, 2015
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Union County Archery Range
Oak Ridge Park
Oak Ridge Road, Clark, N.J.

Ken
ken bagala ken.bagala@verizon.net




GUTYANKERS!

Last week, two traditional recurve bows were donated to two students in need of archery equipment by the Gutyankers! The request was made to the Traditional Archers of New Jersey couple weeks ago, who then passed it on to the Gutyankers.

Who are these "Gutyanker" guys?

This is a question that we get quite a bit from our fellow archers. Well, the story behind the answer and funny name is really quite simple and serious in its goal.

It started 6 years ago during the Denton Hill ETAR, at the start of the worst recession since the 1930's (or was it a depression?). I will let you readers sort that out.

Five traditional archers, members of TANJ, were sitting around their camp fire and watching the shooters on the practice range "under the lights". They noticed the youth shooters were in greater attendance and speculated on the cost of a real vacation being out of reach this year for some folks and $4.00 per/gal gas at the pumps did not help.

Watching the future 3-D archers practicing their skills until the lights went out was fantastic! We felt sure that our way of life, hunting, shooting and family camping would continue unaffected by the pink slip tide in the outside world. We were wrong.

The flow of the range was off. You know what I mean - some kids shot an arrow or two then waited for others to shoot a full end of shafts or handed their bows to a second archer who shot one or two shots. The problem was obvious for the campfire observers. Too many kids and not enough basic equipment to go around! The recession had reached us.

For the next few days the conversation focused on the problem of youth archers subjected to the effects of Dad and Mom being out of work, single Moms and Dads trying to make ends meet and the poor condition of some of the bows and arrows being shot. The kids still had fun but where was the future in 3-D, Field and FITA if they out grew the old arrows and bows next year?

How many kids did not have a bow or arrows, but had a true desire to be with their friends on the 3-D line?

Someone said that when he watched the kids yanking back on the cat gut string of long bow, he remembered the joy of shooting his first stick bow so many years earlier. Yanking back a gut string? Hummmmmmmmmmm.

With that said, the five archers made a promise with a toast of spirits, and the shadows of an ETAR fire. No young archer will ever be denied our sport due to financial hardship at home. Period. So it started - moneys were collected and donated at the shoots from Garden State, Farmers, Black Knights, Bent Creek, Wa-XO-BE, Oak Ridge, Lincoln Park, Whittingham, Sawmill, Baltimore, ETAR and so many others.

Over the last 6 years over 40 sets of bows, arrows, gloves and arm guards have been given at Christmas, birthdays, and to just plain kids in need. We never solicit funds. If you believe as we do, watch for a brother archer wearing our pin on their hat or quiver at the shoots. Anything you do give will go directly to youth archery equipment and you get a hat pin with our logo.

If you know of a kid in need please pass the information to us or TANJ and we will make things happen! Hey, that's a Denton Hill promise!!

A group of great Traditional Archers that are members of The Traditional Archers of NJ.

Just like Robin Hood and his Merry Men always in the shadows, watching, waiting to help ...

... the Gutyankers!!!




Whittingham Texas Wac Um Winner

John Hoinowski Winner and Jeff Strauss (Allegheny Mtn Bowyer) ...

John - what form! He loves his new Alleghany Mtn 48# 62" Bow ...

Al Klenk, Doc, Jeff "FaFa" Strauss ...





Mothers Day Shoot ~ May 10th 2015

3-D Shoot and Swap Meet at the WaXoBe Archery Outdoor Range

53 Major Road, Monmouth Junction, N.J ~ www.waxobe.com for directions!

Registration opens 7:30 A.M ends 12:30 P.M.

Don’t forget as always Archery & Outdoor Flea Market Sale - Equipment to sell or barter at no charge, free to all! All Archers must register in order to shoot sell or barter!

TANJ Long Sleeve Black Shirts are back in stock!!!

New Light Green TANJ Broadhead/Deer/NJ Logo

T-Shirts New Item Big Seller & Camo Wire Brim Hats

WaXoBe will have their kitchen open for Breakfast & Lunch as always! Great food & Drink!

Gerry "Doc" DeCaro ~ 20 Spruce Drive, Middletown, NJ 07748
TANJ President ~ (732) 957 1960, home ~ (732) 673 2065, cell





This was at the SCFGPA Somerset County Fish and Game Protective Association Archery Range Bridgewater, N.J., with Range Officer John Zampini along with GutYanker Mike Tully and TANJ Doc DeCaro at their Youth Archery Day.







TANJ & the Appalachian Bowmen of Sussex County sponsored the 17 Scouts from Troop 34, Jackson throughout the Whittingham Traditional Rendezvous weekend along with our lender archery equipment.

We had special archery related classes over the weekend held by TANJ members Mike Tully, Phil Muller & myself. We like to thank TANJ member Mark Dreyfus Asst Scout Master for arranging and supervising the scouts the entire weekend making sure they were safe but most of all having a great time camping and learning the Art of Archery.

God Bless Our Youth They are Our Future!

Doc DeCaro
"Still President"
TANJ























The Grand Prize for the Annual TANJ Texas Wac Um contest was an Allegheny Mtn. 60" Mountain Bow, Brown Action Wood Riser, Zebrawood Limbs, 48#@28". Value $450 which was donated by TANJ member Jeff Strauss.

The winner was John Hoinowski and over 134 archers were in the competition. All monies raised will be donated to the Handicap Olympic style games that will be held in Mid July at Oakwood NJ, in Union County.

The Archery competition event will be held on July 18th & 19th, 2015. They are expecting at least 500 handicap kids to compete from around the U.S. during the entire week.


Al Klenk, Doc DeCaro, Jeff (FaFa) Strauss posing with the Allegheny Mtn Bow that John Hoinowski won which was donated by Bowyer & Owner Jeff Strauss. Jeff has been donating a bow for our contest as the Grand Prize for the last 7 years.






WHITTINGHAM 2015




Congratulations Doc & John!

Gerry "Doc" DeCaro and John Erndl were inducted into the NJ Bowhunters Hall of Fame at the 11th Annual Bowhunters Game Dinner last month. Doc is President of TANJ and John is President of UBNJ, and both are Members of Black Knight Bowbenders.








Doc's Handy Archery Tip #647

If you're having a problem with your screw-in arrow tip points becoming loose during your shooting, just use a little teflon pipe thread tape - cut half inch piece, wrap around thread, and screw back onto arrow ... and the problem is solved!

~ Doc.




















Obiss has put all the TANJ/OBISS 2nd Annual March Madness day in a picture slide show. Thank You for a great time and pictures to - Howard Neide President Obissquasoit Bowmen & Pete Dave Onesti Charlie Meyers and all its members.










TANJ and Black Knight membership helped the Jackson & New Egypt Boy Scouts learn the Art of Archery for their "Arrow of Light" Ceremony. This is where the Cub Scouts cross over to Boy Scouts. It was held the Sunday right after the NJ Bowhunters Game Dinner at 10am. It was a great group of kids, and what we do is to support our youth. It was 4 hours of non stop fun. Bud Thomas & Gene Grodzki were the coordinators and did a great job.







Winners of TANJ/ OBISS March 29th March Madness Game
3D Deer Spot ~ Down Under ~ William Tell









11th Annual NJ Bowhunter's Game Dinner

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Dino Pagano's son Avery Pagano makes the Junior Dream Team consisting of the most promising junior and cadet Olympic archers in the country and now will attend Olympic Training Center. Story in the Rumson Patch and/or Monmouth Journal (March 6th). The Pagano family TANJ members shoot at the BKB all the time.

TANJ will support Avery!

Thanks,
Doc.

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!!! SPECIAL TANJ MEMBERSHIP SALE !!!

Mountain Mikes (Sig Borstads former shop) will take 25% OFF ANY IN-STOCK 3D AND ALL BAG TARGET FOR TANJ MEMBERS. This sale will be valid now till April 31st, 2015. Please bring your 2015 TANJ membership card.

Mountain Mikes
7 Old Rudetown
McAfree, NJ
Hours - 9am to 5pm
We are closed on Mondays
Cell, 862-266-2293.
Shop, 973 827 6527



Gerry "Doc" DeCaro

El Presidente

The Man, the Myth, and now ... the Legend!

Doc is featured on page 76 for Traditional Harvests in Traditional Bowhunter
magazine's April/May 2015 issue, and he wins the CRKT knife!










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The Cabin Fever weekend was a blast!


On Saturday we had over 30 BKB & TANJ members show up for the pre Cabin Fever Work party and on Sunday many of the same folks came to shoot and to lend a hand. Despite the insane weather and snow we had 57 shooters on Sunday. It was cold but there was a nice break in the weather both Saturday and Sunday. The archery gods must like TANJ & BKB.

Mike Luster our chief cook and bottle washer took a triple header on the ice and dislocated his right shoulder on Saturday. Mike went in for surgery today (Tuesday). His Grandson Nick said he might need a rod and some screws to put him back together. Mike if you are reading this we wish you a speedy recovery.

Doc wanted to say Thanks to Mark Dreyfus and Scout Troop 34 from Jackson for their help on Saturday!

Doc Decaro & some of his TANJ Team holding court at the registration desk ...
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Early Sunday AM started really cold but the sun broke out and made it a balmy 30 degrees! ...
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Mr. Roger "3-D" Dean, his bride Jen and daughter Olivia, along with his team of 3-D helpers, made sure the 3-D Range was "Top Notch" despite the snow and ice. Thank you! ...
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Mike gives a thumbs up on the way to the hospital with his chauffer Ron Elison ...
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Ray Juarez and his team of BKB volunteers did a great job in the kitchen on Sunday serving up some world class chow! ...
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THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR RUNNING A GREAT CABIN FEVER 2015!




Mandy Bonilla, a student of Unity College, Maine sent a few pictures earlier this year. Mandy was a former student from the Ocean County 4-H club that practiced at Black Knight Bowbenders (Jackson) in the past.

She now attends Unity College that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and the natural resources.

A few years ago TANJ voted at our 2012 Annual members meeting at Whittingham to sponsor her with equipment, since she wanted to continue her love of archery when she entered college and they did not have any traditional equipment available.

Since then she and her room mate formed a traditional archery team that continues to practice at their indoor & outdoor ranges whenever she has time from her classes.

"Our Youth - they are our Future"

Doc DeCaro
President
TANJ

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At the notification and request of student Emma Bovair for assistance in setting up an NASP program, TANJ donated funds to the Sussex County Charter Technical School last month.

Thank you for the head's up, Emma!





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