Are you looking to obtain your
bowhunting licence in NJ, but have not
taken the require Bowhunting Education
course? Click on the links below to get
the information from the NJ Division of
Fish and Wildlife's web site. They have
all the information you need to obtain
your certification to hunt with a bow.

NJ Hunter Education Program
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Meeting are held at the
Fair Lawn Athletic Club
14-19 Parmelee Ave.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

As always, we are always looking for people
interested in joining us.

Meetings are the first Monday of every month
If a Holiday falls on the first Monday, then the meeting will be
on the second Monday of the month.
If you are not sure how to get to the Fair Lawn Athletic Club
you can
click on this map link.

2019 Archery Shoots
Our Shoot Season for 2019 is set.

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Rain Date: April 28, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Rain Date: June 9, 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Rain Date: September 15, 2019

Registration for shoots:
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

See Flyer below for further information

To preserve and protect, our heritage and sport.
Founded in 1953 & Incorporated in 1956
Celebrating 6
6 years of promoting archery

2019 Tentative Meeting Dates:     
April 1
May 6
June 3
July 1
August 5
September 9
October 7
November 4
December 9

Are you interested in having the Bergen Bowmen
do an Intro to Archery Class for your Boy Scout,
Girl Scout or other youth group? Let us know as
we are getting our event dates together for the
year. Please send a letter outlining what dates
you are looking at, how old and how many
participants and other pertinent information
to us at:

Bergen Bowmen, Inc.
Youth Archery Program
11 Rydell Road
Andover, NJ 07821

Once we receive your letter, our membership will
discuss your request and contact you as soon
as possible. Best to send your request at least
2-3 months prior to your anticipated date for us
to be able to accommodate your request.
From the 2018 Ramapo College
Intro to Archery event
held on July 20, 2018
New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife
Chronic Wasting Disease - What You Need to Know

Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD, is a progressive and fatal neurologic
disease affecting members of the Cervid family such as deer, elk, moose,
and reindeer and is caused by an infectious protein called a prion.  CWD
results in emaciation, abnormal behavior, loss of bodily functions and death,
and is readily spread from deer to deer. It poses a serious threat to New
Jersey’s deer herds and eventually wears down and kills every infected

There have been recent claims in the media that Spiroplasma bacteria are
the causative agents of diseases like CWD, but those studies have never
been reproduced despite extremely rigorous attempts to do so.  Years of
research throughout the country have provided abundant evidence that
prions are the infectious agent of CWD, and this hypothesis is accepted by
state agriculture and wildlife agencies across the United States.
Additionally, recent stories in the media have sensationalized the issue by
referring to CWD infected deer as “Zombie Deer” and claiming human
infection is inevitable and will be widespread.  Again, these claims are not
supported by decades of research on Chronic Wasting Disease and no
cases of human disease have been linked to CWD in deer.
CWD has so far been found in captive and wild deer in 26 states, 4
Canadian provinces, Norway, Finland, and South Korea, with the closest
known occurrence to New Jersey in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Preventing CWD from entering New Jersey is the Division of Fish and
Wildlife’s primary focus, and the Division aggressively monitors and tests for
CWD in New Jersey’s deer herd.

The Division of Fish and Wildlife is committed to providing the most up to
date information regarding Chronic Wasting Disease and the health of our

Updates regarding CWD will be posted regularly on the Division’s website,
as well as on their Facebook and Instagram pages.