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Just figured I would start a thread to see who belongs to what club, what deer zone, how much property, etc. Maybe let people know if you have any openings or open houses or if you would just like to tell us a little about your club and its history that would be cool too.

 

I'll start

 

I belong to Hightstown-Woodruff rod and gun club. I was with Woodruff Rod and gun and with declining membership we merged with Hightstown hunting club. We now have a new club house and membership is back up to mid 1990's levels. We are a deer driving hunting club who hunt the NJ pines.

 

Lets hear about some of your clubs!

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i sort of do...antler gun club. always hunt with them but its not really what im looking for. they dont care about hunting and it shows...looking into a lease next year.

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I belong to Moore Deer Club in Tabernacle NJ, we're from what I know, the oldest deer club in NJ with over 100 years of being a club. We've been pushing the Wharton State Forest the whole time. We have a pickerel tournament coming up in April that I'll post about and then we're going to continue having a pig roast/picnic this Sept after taking last year off.

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I'm the president of the Oak Ridge Sportsmen's Association, a group of great guys who deer hunt in zones 12, 14 and 36. We kill allot of deer and everyone is on the same page...good stuff!

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Goose Pond' date=' Wharton State Forrest

 

PM me if interested.

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Goose Pond?

There still around?

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I'm the Treasurer of the Somerset County Fish and Game Protective Association in Bridgewater. We're more of a shooting club than a pure hunting club but a large number of our membership are avid hunters.

 

We have an indoor handgun range, an underground big bore range and a lighted outdoor archery range. We've been around for 96 years and have about 900 members.

 

A number of other active members of this site are also officers of the SCFGPA

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I'm the Treasurer of the Somerset County Fish and Game Protective Association in Bridgewater. We're more of a shooting club than a pure hunting club but a large number of our membership are avid hunters.

 

We have an indoor handgun range' date=' an underground big bore range and a lighted outdoor archery range. We've been around for 96 years and have about 900 members.

 

A number of other active members of this site are also officers of the SCFGPA

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What distance is the undergroung Big Bore Range?

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Does anybody know anything about the "Devil's Brook Rod and Gun Club" on Broadway Road in Cranbury NJ? I live nearby and have been curious about this club for awhile now.

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Does anybody know anything about the "Devil's Brook Rod and Gun Club" on Broadway Road in Cranbury NJ? I live nearby and have been curious about this club for awhile now.

 

Dont know much about them but they have been around for a longggg time from what i hear.

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I belong to rockaway township sportsman. I am not sure how much land we have. We stock birds on Saturday. He have access to a cabin that looks over mt hope pond. We also have a private lake with great fishing. We have some openings every year from some people dropping out or death. Each member can submit one application for a new member and they are picked in a lottery at a meeting.

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I'm a member of Amwell Valley Sportsmens Club. We hunt private land in Zones 41 and 11.

Are you accepting new members?  I live in Flemington and would like to join a club nearby.

 

Thanks.

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I'm the president of the Oak Ridge Sportsmen's Association, a group of great guys who deer hunt in zones 12, 14 and 36. We kill allot of deer and everyone is on the same page...good stuff!

 

Are you accepting new members?  I live in Flemington and would like to join a club nearby.

 

Thanks.

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I'm the Treasurer of the Somerset County Fish and Game Protective Association in Bridgewater. We're more of a shooting club than a pure hunting club but a large number of our membership are avid hunters.

 

We have an indoor handgun range, an underground big bore range and a lighted outdoor archery range. We've been around for 96 years and have about 900 members.

 

A number of other active members of this site are also officers of the SCFGPA

 

How can I join?

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Sparta Mountain Rod & Gun Club in Sparta which is Sussex County.  We're a "friends club" of 7 guys who have around 120 acres up against the Sparta Mountain WMA (4,000+ acres).  Everyone in our club is a good friend of mine or a close childhood friend of both mine and the land owner.  We have a 13 acre pond with 3 houses on the property and the rest is woods that we do habitat work in.  We don't take in new members and there are no dues except to pitch in for work details.  We plant trees, remove invasive plants, and maintain a gun range.  So long as my buddy stays in this home, we have a place for life.  If he ever moves for any reason, I'll have put in tons of sweat and tears to create decent habitat for game and non-game alike for someone else to enjoy, I guess.  We just have to contend with the usual trespassers coming on from state land who like to tear down our No Trespassing signs as if that somehow makes everything OK to trespass.  It's tough, mountain hunting (for NJ, that is).  Most of our deer like to head down the hill to safety and don't stay up during winter when conditions are relatively harsh.  We also have the benefit of the big WMA adjacent to us if we want to wander.     

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I used to be in clubs in NJ, both in South Jersey (green bank, rt. 563) and in north jersey( hacketstown) But with property being bought and sold and clubs disbanding, I bought my own property in Hunterdon county, and my little piece of heaven (talking with neighbors and doing favors) has turned into a bigger piece of heaven.

 

I do still belong to a club in West Virginia, where my family is tri-owners with a cabin and about 15 acres. We are deeded into a bigger clubs property 5 minutes up the road with about 3200 acres, very vast mountanous property, which during hunting season I have rarely come across another hunter.

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I've never been in a traditional club that takes in members and has a dues system per say.  I'm also a member of Camp Yellow Snow in Potter County, PA.  That camp formed from two best friends that grew up together in Wayne, NJ and bought 185 acres up there back in 1970 and invited their hunting buddies to come each year.  As soon as we kids were old enough, we started to hunt up there with our dads, many of whom have passed away by now.  These days we take our own kids up.  The expenses of taxes and electricity are split among those that attend deer camp and are typically less than $80 each.  We do habitat work as needed and build a new outhouse once every 20 or so years.  I prefer these kinds of arrangements over the more traditional hunting clubs that always seem to have a lot of politics that come with membership.  We're just a bunch of friends with a property that is being passed down from father to son or father to daughter.    

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