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Old 01-24-2017, 06:19 PM   #11
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I guess you could say im a bloodlust kinda guy then there is a tournament called the Greatlakes champ or GLBC and it takes a few thousand LBS to win it. I'm wanting to shoot it this year its the oldest tournament around.
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:54 PM   #12
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If Florida was like Louisiana and you could actually shoot fish that you could eat, I would get into it but shooting carp,gar, stingrays and other fish that you can't eat just don't see a reason to do it. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:27 AM   #13
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If Florida was like Louisiana and you could actually shoot fish that you could eat, I would get into it but shooting carp,gar, stingrays and other fish that you can't eat just don't see a reason to do it. Just my opinion.


What about flounder? IMO, this is the most fun way to catch them! I am against useless slaughter of things that can't be consumed, but flounder was the reason I got a bow. But now I understand the sideways looks from other anglers and the stigma attached. Guess I picked up a controversial hobby...


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Old 01-25-2017, 10:51 AM   #14
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Even here in Louisiana bowfishing has become very controversial. Many of our state wildlife management areas have banned the surface drive motors which are by far the most predominant motors on the specialized bow fishing boats. I have been on several bowfishing charters and totally understand the ban --- these motors absolutely tear up the marsh and the vegetation! I actually went on one last spring that had dual surface drive motors and it was really shocking to see the destruction that boat caused --remember our marsh here is mud based, not sand based as in Florida.

I don't think many people here care about killing the non-gamefish ( gar,etc.) but there is some backlash to wounding reds,drum,sheeps, etc. and the killing of undersized fish.

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Old 01-25-2017, 11:34 AM   #15
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Man, a double whammy! Controversy over wounding gamefish and the environment! I didn't know those motors existed other than the ones in Asia with v8's attached, "Rambo" style.

It seems even carrying a bow on the boat might make some instant enemies, just at the sight of it. Hmmmm. I'm torn.


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BullBoxer This is why you have to practice your craft!
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:22 PM   #17
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Wish someone would clean out the Turkey Branch area of Fish River. I hooked a gar over 6’ a few weeks ago and almost dropped a deuce when it came up beside the boat.
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Old 01-25-2017, 07:29 PM   #18
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We have been slowly trimming off the wasted space on here over the last few years as it is.
I have some suggestions....
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:33 PM   #19
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Wish someone would clean out the Turkey Branch area of Fish River. I hooked a gar over 6 a few weeks ago and almost dropped a deuce when it came up beside the boat.


Man, I bet that was a fight!


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Yeah banning your ass.
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