6.13.2011

Bowfishing rant

Let me first start off by saying that I have never actually gone bowfishing...

Lately, on a few local fishing forums, there have been some questions popping up regarding the disposal of the fish they slaughter. Being a pretty strict catch and release person, this really erks the hell out of me. Why go out and kill a fish with absolutely no plans to eat it or use it? Talk about a waste of a perfectly good fish and taking away an opportunity for someone else to catch it.

Obviously, there are a couple of fish that I would be OK with this, like asian carp, but aside from those obvious invasive and damaging species, why would anybody do this?!

Enlighten me - please.

4 comments:

  1. Whether you're killing them with a worm and bobber, a shotgun, hand grenade, or bow and arrow wasting a fish is just back form (and probably illegal in some places). Unless they're killing off nuisance species, like the Asian Carp, killing something without purpose is just wrong.

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  2. i bowfish but hate the idea of a fish going to waste. i mostly target tilapia which are delicious to eat. i have seen many people just kill and dispose of the fish they kill. ive always given them a piece of my mind.

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  3. To me, that is best way to do it. If you plan on eating those fish, then rock on! But to just kill some fish for the sport of it, seems like a ridiculous waste!

    And I, too, love tilapia!

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