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What fish can I eat after Bowfishing? Can I Eat Carp?

What fish can I eat after Bowfishing? Can I Eat Carp?

by Team Loxley April 07, 2021 2 Comments

Bowfishing is a great way to spend quality time with your bow each summer. It’s also a good workout and fun way to spend time with your friends. Before heading to the lake or river with hopes of filling your boat with carp, ask yourself: Just what will you do with all those dead fish? Craft a plan to use the fish you shoot productively.

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Bowfishing Laws in the United States

Bowfishing Laws in the United States

by Ryan Simmons March 23, 2021

Legal fish species vary depending on where you are in the country. Some of the most common freshwater fish shot are bighead carp, common carp, grass carp, catfish, buffalo and several varieties of gar, including the massive alligator gar. Many of these fall under the category of rough (or trash) fish. Rough fish are those fish which fall outside of the category of sport fish. They are species not commonly eaten and are often invasive species. Because they are not typically targeted by fishermen, bowfishing is a very good means of population control and removal of these often undesirable fish.


To help you get started, we have compiled a quick list of every US state and whether or not bowfishing is legal, some of the rules, and what you should be aware of. We've also included links to each state's fish and game or department of natural resources website for more information. So let’s get started!

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Know Your Bowfishing History

Know Your Bowfishing History

by Ryan Simmons March 01, 2021

The history of bowfishing is a fascinating subject. Early humans around the world used bows and arrows and developed fish hunting techniques to find food to survive. Keep reading to learn and understand how bowfishing went from a survival tactic to a popular sport.

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The Bowfishing Revolution

The New Bowfishing Revolution

by Team Loxley March 20, 2019

As hunting and fishing participation rates decline, conservation agencies are struggling to make ends meet. Most of their funds come from the sale of licenses, tags, and taxes on certain outdoor equipment. Bowfishing presents a new opportunity to recruit the next generation of outdoorsmen and help raise funds in the process.

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