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Welcome to Blackwater Sports Center, LLC

At Blackwater Sports Center, LLC located on Delsea Drive (Rt.47) in Vineland, NJ, we offer the outdoor enthusiast a wide variety of industry leading products. Since 1952, we have prided ourselves on providing all of our customers with the best gear for all of their outdoor adventures. Family owned and operated for over 70 years, we have built a great staff of extremely knowledgeable employees who can answer any of your outdoor questions or concerns!

Jeff Shaw, Sr.

Jeff purchased the store from its original owner, John Repp, in 1991. In the last 30 years, he has transformed what was once a small bait shop into the largest Archery and Tackle shop in South Jersey. Jeff has hunted big game all over the world, including red stag and tahr in New Zealand. He greatly enjoys deer hunting with his son Jeff Jr, and spending time with his grandkids Daegen, Luke, and Addisyn. Jeff spends much of his free time playing bass guitar for his rock band, The John Mountain Band.

Jeff Shaw, Jr.

After graduating from Woodstown High School in 1993, and pursuing a Business Management degree from Rowan University, Jeff began working full time at the shop in 1999. Over the last two decades, Jeff has become one of the best bow technicians in the area. He is an avid whitetail bowhunter with experience all over the country. Jeff also has a passion for waterfowl, turkeys, freshwater fishing, and fluke fishing in the back bays of New Jersey. Married to his high school sweetheart Rachel for over 20 years, he now gets to experience the outdoors with his three kids Daegen, Luke, and Addisyn.

Steve Taniguchi

Steve began working at the shop full time in 2000, after his impressive collegiate soccer career. Steve plays a major role in the day-to-day operations at the shop. His knowledge on freshwater and saltwater fishing is endless. For 20 years, Steve found much success competing in bass tournaments all over the country. He now enjoys offshore fishing for fluke, stripers, blackfish, and much more!

Vinny Pustizzi

Vinny has been at Blackwater Sports Center since 2017. He plays a major role with our website and social media accounts. As much as he loves to bow hunt whitetails and turkeys, his real passion lies with tournament bass fishing. When he is not at the shop, Vinny regularly competes in major bass tournaments nationwide.

Andrew Owens

Andrew has been working part time at the shop for 11 years. In his time at the shop, Andrew has become a very knowledgeable bow technician. He also plays a major role with our content creation. In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Megan, doing everything that the outdoors has to offer. He loves to bow hunt for whitetails, and also enjoys both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

Tom Burns

Tom has been an employee since 2017. Before his time at the shop, Tom served 28 years as a New Jersey State Police officer. Since his retirement, Tom has worked in the archery industry for 10 years as a bow technician and archery instructor. With almost 50 years experience as a licensed archery and firearm hunter, Tom has harvested numerous big game species all across North America. He has also competed in 3D tournament archery for the last 15 years winning numerous local tournaments, multiple state titles in NJ, DE and PA, and finished top 5 in his class at the last two IBO World Championships.

Kyle Gilson, Jr.

Kyle has been an employee since 2022. He regularly competes in bass tournaments, including the MLF High School circuit where he is a two-time New Jersey state champion. Kyle loves to bowhunt, as well as track deer with his dogs, Lizzie and Cash.