Currently, President, John Erndl, leads the United Bowhunters of New Jersey. He and the dedicated Council Members of the UBNJ work tirelessly for the bowhunters of New Jersey.
The UBNJ is the State Bowhunting Organization for the State of New Jersey. Incorporated in 1974 as a non-profit organization. The UBNJ works to protect bow hunting and expand bowhunting opportunities while promoting fair chase hunting and sound wildlife conservation practices to protect our natural renewable resources. The dedicated council works tirelessly for our memebers and for all bowhunters of New Jersey.
UBNJ is the Statewide Bowhunting Organization in New jersey. Our goal is to promote and preserve our tradition and heritage as bowhunters. But we are for every hunter and more. Since the 1900's, the American Hunter has been the leading Conservationist in the United States; contributing funds, time, and resources to wildlife and the environment. Without hunting, the population of game animals in this country would not be as healthy as it is today.
Our Deer Management program in NJ has grown to over 14 locations with 5000 acres of prime hunting land for our membership. Our main objective for this program is to manage the deer population while offering bow hunters their own private place to hunt. The outcome is less traffic accidents, reduced exposure to lyme's disease and decreased landscaping/agricultural loss. We strive on the following practices for our success:
We insure all hunters that participate in the program to remove any liability from the landowners. We have $5M in liability insurance this year!
We have documented process and procedures for the program with detailed rules and regulations that must be adhered to. We implement a zero tolerance policy if they are not followed.
The landowners can dictate their own set of rules in addition to our own to align with their requirements. Some hunting is done only certain times or days of the week to meet the owners schedule.
Each hunter that applies for our program must complete and sign a minimum set of documentation that allows UBNJ or the landowner to do background checks, keeps track of automobile information, must pass a proficiency test with the bow and possess a firearms ID card.
Some programs and activities outside of hunting that the UBNJ participates in and contributes to are listed below: