Carp are everywhere, and the possibilities for bowfishermen and women are everywhere as well.

It doesn’t take a lot of equipment or money to bowfish. And, regardless of what others might say, carp tastes good.

Of course, it has other uses too, like fertilizer and coon-trapping bait. But what brings us back to bowfishing as much as possible is the excitement it offers.

Check out Field & Stream‘s slideshow for a gallery of the kind of exuberant adventure I’m describing. You’ll be itching to get out on the water before you know it.

Bighead carp. It’s an invasive species, and a huge threat to the ecoysystems of U.S. waters. The fish is also a threat to boaters, because they leap high out of the water when a prop goes by… [continued]

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Photo: Rick Adair