founded 1953 ~ incorporated 1956

In The Beginning......

A scattered group of archery enthusiasts got together on a cold day in February, 1953 to talk about organizing an archery club.

The meeting was held in the old library building at Maywood Avenue and Passiac Street, Maywood. The building has since been torn down and a small park is in it's place.

No one knew the direction the Club would take on that day. All those who attended knew that there was a need to share their fledgling sport with others.

There were not only new bowhunters in attendance, but there was interest by some target shooters as well.

It may be interesting to note that licensing for bowhunters had begun only five years prior in 1948.

And so the BERGEN BOWMEN Archery Club was formed.......

Harry Kuhles, Charter member, First President and First Bulletin Editor, from our 25th Anniversary Bulletin (1953-1978)

A Tribute To
Joseph Clines

Wallkill Wildlife Refuge Seeks Participants for Youth Turkey Hunt!

As our members know, we, as a charity and 501 (c) 7 non-profit corporation/social group, cannot publicly endorse any politician. We hope you vote accordingly to protect what we and other groups do - promote, preserve and protect our heritage and sport in all of its forms.

NJ Federated Sportsmen News with one of the candidates for NJ Governor.


Bergen Bowmen Press Release


Welcome old members, new members, guests of members, and anyone interested in archery!

The November 2017 Bergen Bowmen Inc. meeting will be held on Monday, November 6th, at 7:00 pm at the River View East, 455 River Drive, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 ... 201-797-9258 or 201-797-6485

After meetings there is camaraderie, photo sharing, story telling and liquid refreshments available for all!

Click for MEETING LOCATION Directions & Map

Click for the 2017 Bergen Bowmen Bulletin

Danny's Blog
Setting the record straight concerning the accusations of two former members by a life member of over 30 years.

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