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mjoe

who else on this site goes bowfishing

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I just got started last summer, but I really enjoy it. I'm hoping for some more discussions on it this year, as I'm a total novice.

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i have been goin for about 5 summers now around Little Falls and it has just got better and better as you get your setup just the way you like it and find new lakes every year.

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Welcome mjoe!! Great to see another LLBA member over here!


You other guys should consider joing the LLBA. There are members of the LLBA that are working hard towards improving bowfishing in MN. The more support we can get the better.

We have are own HSOforum and forum now.

www.landoflakesbowfishing.com

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Nothing better than shooting a few carp. I do the most shooting on Little Rock Lake near St Cloud.

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My son wants to get into bowfishing carp this year. I had fun doing it growing up along the Mississippi back in the 80's. I would always toss the killed fish back into the water and let the current take it away. What do you do with the fish nowadays? We would be bowfishing from a boat. Do you bring a big cooler to toss them in?

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your right hogs love em but the taste of blood will make hogs go crazy and blood thirsty

keepin numbers down around ottertail

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I do a little bowfishing myself. the first fish I ever arrowed was 25 lbs. huge mother.

I go to school at UMD, and simply cant wait to hit the sucker run. MMMM smoked sucker.

as for what to do with them. smoke the small ones, the suckers are supposed to be great smoked, which Is what I plan to do this spring. For fish like gar, I leave them alone. I dont like to kill and waste.

a few good uses for carp if you arent going to eat them.

1- garden fertilizer. kepp the dogs out though!

2-give them away. after shooting them out of the river, lots of people will tak them, Ive noted that the europeans especialy love'em.

3-use them for bait in a crawfish trap.

4- stick them in your enemies car. great prank for the 1st.

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Hey cadwick,

I started bow fishing a couple year ago and I think it is a pretty cool sport to get into if your a archery hunter. Some buddies and I bow fish for carp and suckers all the time, But I don't eat those nasty things. smirk.gif

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Ralph you sure about that? I know you cant use them as live bait.


Yep! Page 10 of the 2007 MN regs:

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Using whole or parts of game fish, goldfish, or carp for bait is unlawful.


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