Pennsylvania Game News - June 2014 - 56

Bowfishing
By John Kasun

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LTHOUGH bow season is about
four months away, bowfishing opportunities are available statewide and
bowfishing has become one of archery's
fastest-growing pursuits. Bowfishing
tournaments are held across the country throughout the spring and summer
with many offering huge cash and merchandize prizes, and drawing hundreds
of contestants from great distances.
However, the beauty of bowfishing
is that you can enjoy it at any level.
Pennsylvania is filled with ponds, lakes
and waterways of various sizes. Many
contain carp, suckers or catfish, the
three legal species bowfishermen may
pursue in Pennsylvania. A Pennsylvania fishing license is required to
bowfish, but there are no age limits or
equipment restrictions.
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You can bowfish from the bank or
from anything that floats. If wading
or shooting from the bank, move upstream slowly and take advantage of
any brush or cover on the bank's edge
to hide your outline and movement.
Feeding or spawning fish are normally
in shallow water, often along the bank.
While this makes for easy shooting, fish
can spot movement easily and are quick
to spook during daylight hours.
When bowfishing from a boat or
canoe, stay within shooting range of
the bank or shallow water and grassflats, where fish also will be close to
the surface. It is difficult to handle a
boat or canoe and still shoot the bow,
so, if possible, it is best to hunt with
a friend. Trade off handling the boat
and shooting.
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