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ADVENTURE.HOW STUFF WORKS.COM From the Archives – How do archers or bow hunters extend the hunting season? How might they improve their archery skills? Take to the water! The technique of hunting fish with a bow and arrow is called bowfishing or archery fishing. Bowfishing combines the thrill of hunting with the skill of archery and the sport of fishing. Although the term “bowfishing” may be new to you, the idea of hunting fish with bows and arrows probably isn’t. Humans…[FULL ARTICLE]
THE FISHERIES BLOG.COM From the Archives – It’s not really fishing in the traditional sense. It’s not really bowhunting either. Bowfishing is somewhere in-between and the basic principle is quite simple. You spot a fish lurking in the shallows, carefully move in closer, draw back your specially equipped bow and arrow, take aim, then let it fly. If your aim is true and your barb-tipped arrow hits the mark, you reel your fish in by the line attached to your…[FULL ARTICLE]
Weekend, April 21-22, 2018 — Back when there was nothing else to do between Spring and Fall except mowing the lawn or searching vole trails for hidden ‘treasures’ left where winter’s snows melted – What! You’ve never heard of voles or the trails they burrow under snow? – there’s always fly fishing. But there’s a way to combine both fishing and hunting in a manner known mostly to kids who can’t master a double haul or handle a bait casting reel without clamming it up with bird’s nests, and it’s called bow fishing.
We’re admittedly not up to date on all the bowfishing regs for the 50 states so we can’t say ”We told you so” when the game warden stops by your favorite trout or bass honey hole. But, our initial introduction to bowfishing came at the expense of some pesky carp that always fooled us from about a 40-foot distance in perfect smallmouth bass water. A fisherman friend who also happened to be a bowhunter brought along his recurve on a bass outing. We thought it strange but all he’d say in answer to our questions was “You’ll see.” We saw. Indeed. He arrowed five carp that day and, as if the smallmouths were applauding for clearing away the competition, they went on a fairly good bite.
We’re reasonably positive that there’s somewhat of an art to devotees of the bowfishing sport but we can’t say for sure since bowfishing gear doesn’t really seem to require the heavy artillery bowhunters use for elk. So all we can suggest is that you give bowfishing some thought on those late Spring and Summer days when you find yourself dreaming of a 300-point mulie or something even bigger. Meanwhile, we found some examples to whet your appetite for bowfishing in this presentation of…
Veteran bowfisherman Tony Peterson guides Josh Dahlke to his first fish with a bow during a hot summer day. Tony shares several bowfishing tips for beginners along the way.
Some important thoughts on missing your hits as well as hitting your targets.
Bowfishing is a great way to build up your muscles and keep you shooting a bow throughout the spring and summer.
Another relaxing weekend on the lakes with Kevin, Brittany from The Mountain Project and good friend Hunter Rackley. Enjoy some more bow fishing from Apache and Roosevelt Lake in Arizona.
Kim and Laura enjoy a day of bowfishing on memorial day 2017. Airboats, Bikinis and beautiful ladies oh and dont forget the bowfishing
Bowfishing for carp in North Dakota’ s Heart River with Tom Krebs
Bow fishing on the Potomac River in the D.C. area with some cool boats. This is my first time experiencing bow fishing at night and I think I like it!
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CNBC.COM April 20, 2018 – Washington answered the Parkland school shooting massacre with a political popgun. Beyond minor changes to existing background checks, President Donald Trump and Congress have mostly made noise. Even that has quieted since youthful protesters went home last month. The recovery of…
Sponsored – NSSF.ORG April 20, 2018 – The NSSF Congressional Fly-In held last week is already showing positive results. More than 55 industry leaders joined NSSF on Capitol Hill for 70 face-to-face meetings with U.S. Senators, House members and their staffs to highlight industry priorities….
KANSAS CITY STAR April 20, 2018 – Roughly 200 people, including Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state and a GOP frontrunner for governor, gathered around the state Capitol steps to demonstrate their concern that gun rights are under attack in the United States…
WASHINGTON POST April 20, 2018 – Almost everyone you talk to on the Democratic side of politics says there’s something different about the gun debate this election season. Anecdotally, suburban moms are volunteering for Democratic candidates in part because they say they are concerned about…
REUTERS.COM April 20, 2018 – Two months after the death of 17 people at a school shooting in Florida sparked the strongest push for gun control in years, gun makers’ stocks and firearm sales have surged. Uproar over the murders continued to stoke debate…
KANSAS CITY STAR April 19, 2018 – I teach high school kids how to read, write and think. They are the reason I work with my curriculum content every day in the school year. And I love my content. What I do not love…
THE MORNING CALL April 19, 2018 – Now, more than ever, there couldn’t be a more appropriate time for a pro-Second Amendment demonstration to occur at Easton Area High School. Over the past few months, the left, along with the help of my generation,…
WASHINGTON EXAMINER April 19, 2018 – While his classmates will be joining a school walkout to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, one Parkland student will be hosting conservative speakers on a Facebook livestream. Kyle Kashuv, a conservative student at Marjory Stoneman…
SHELBY MURDOC | April 15, 2018 — London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, sent out a Tweet recently that is significant for many reasons. “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife,” the Mayor of one of the greatest cities in the English-speaking world sent out for the world to see. But that wasn’t all. There was more than a declaration that no justification for carrying a knife exists. “Anyone who does will be caught,” he warned. “And they will feel the full force of the law.”
This is amazing. The mayor of London, capital of one of the greatest nations in the history of humankind, is warning his city’s residents that no one ever has an excuse to carry a knife and that his city’s law enforcement agencies will use their “full force” against those who defy this decree.
London’s police force, of course, is fully equipped with the latest and greatest tactical gear available, probably rivaling that of most militaries on the planet. The city’s legal system is one of the oldest and most-respected in the world. And the mayor of London is threatening that they will be used against anyone who carries a knife. [read more]
JIM MATTHEWS | Friday, April 13, 2018 — This has happened before. The Mojave National Preserve released its Management Plan for Developed Water Sources on March 20 along with the environmental assessment of the plan’s impacts, effectively laying the groundwork for the abandonment or removal of well over 100 historic man-made water sources and developed springs used by wildlife.
Wildlife enthusiasts have been down this road before on the Preserve, when its second superintendent, Mary Martin, directed the removal and destruction of historic cattle water sources that had served wildlife for over 75 years. This was a direct violation of the Preserve’s own management plan that called for the evaluation of the impacts that water removal would have before they were removed. That evaluation never happened, but over 100 water sources that benefited wildlife were removed that time around.
Now, this week’s document lists four alternatives for action within the plan, but all four would lead to the loss of all but two or three of the developed water sources within designated wilderness areas. It would also lead to the loss of dozens of water sources outside of wilderness. [read more]
BOB ROGERS | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 — On Thursday April 5th, a federal district court judge ruled that Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy’s ban on “lookalike” ARs did not violate the Second Amendment. Pro-gun advocates can argue all they want about the 2008 Heller decision and whether or not Justice Antonin Scalia in his affirmation meant to include today’s ARs under the “in common use” phrase in the 2A. Certainly, the millions of ARs in common use today would seem to indicate such constitutional protection was guaranteed as opposed to, say, the military M16 rifle. The select fire version would fall under the Heller restriction as ‘not for civilian use’ and no one would argue the point. Well, almost no one. There are others who would take that bet any day. [read more]
ALAN KORWIN | Friday, April 6, 2018 — Calls to outlaw guns, gun possession, accessories and similar wild-eyed notions now percolating through a portion of our youth and culture are… illegal.
So called “news” media, involved in whipping up the public and unsuspecting youngsters into a frenzy to ban gun types, gun parts, all guns, and places where people can have guns for all legal purposes — like defense against murderers — are an affront to our society and our Constitution. When did teachers lose their right to keep and bear arms exactly? The guarantees of The U.S. Bill of Rights can just be… lost?
People are saying the horrific events of the recent past could never have happened if our rights weren’t somehow squelched in the first place. [read more]
STEVE COMUS | Friday, March 30, 2018 – As I watched coverage of the various public demonstrations around the country recently in the aftermath of the school shooting in Florida earlier this year, I scratched my head. Theatre of the absurd is the best way to describe what I think I saw. “Virtually amazing.”
The tragic shooting represented one of the most obvious series of government breakdowns and failures imaginable. It demonstrated in horrific terms what can happen when people rely on government to protect them. Yet in lemming-like manner, the protesters invited society to disarm fellow citizens so that everyone can be equally vulnerable to attacks that no one else, then, would be able to stop.
But it is the demonstrations themselves that I want to discuss here, because they were fascinating in a number of ways. For openers, it has been estimated that the actual size of the demonstration in the nation’s Capitol actually was about a quarter the size claimed by organizers, and other observers have estimated that only about one tenth of those in the demonstration were students. Those items aside, what if most of the demonstrators were students, and what if the number was as claimed? [read more]