Bowfishing For Easter Eggs

Discussion in 'Illinois Bowfishers Club' started by Lady Forge, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Lady Forge

    Lady Forge Weekend Warrior

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    Well with the kids all grownup we had to find a new way to Easter Egg Hunt.
    So Easter arrived and we hit the Carp full of Easter Eggs at Clinton Lake ;)
    We hit the banks for some good bank bowfishing, Kendal was stickin them with the Mako Bow, Christine was nailing them good when she wasnt making fun of my Red Neck Radio Flyer Red Wagon I used to pull the cooler, quiver full of backup arrows, my chicken liver lunch and carrying my bow when I was taking photos, and Louie was perfecting his finger shooting
    ( he is starting to get good at shooting with fingers instead of using a release)
    The Carp are full of eggs and hitting the sunny days found the carp spawning well in the shallows.
    In all was one of the best Easter Egg Hunts Ever fo me.
     

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  2. Hoyt 'N' It

    Hoyt 'N' It Die Hard Bowhunter

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    very nice, thats a good way to do it!
     
  3. carpsniper

    carpsniper Weekend Warrior

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    Wow that was a blast! Right up until I had to pull that wagon loaded with carp up the little hill to the parking lot. :P
    You're right about the egg hunt. I was mostly trying to whack the ones that looked full of eggs. When we got home I opened them up as I filleted them (for the critters). We wound up with about two and a half gallons of carp "caviar".
    By the way that is one great looking hoodie in the first photo.
     
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    Looks like a great way to spend Easter!
     
  5. Lady Forge

    Lady Forge Weekend Warrior

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    Ya Wish I had one of those spiffy looking hoodies ;)
    Now Kendal what the heck are you gonna do with all that Carp Caviar???? Chicken Food ?
    And NO Im not gonna eat Morels stuffed with Carp Caviar :D
     
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    Hunting is fun for youngsters but shooting is even more fun.
     
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    Doesn’t get much stranger than this. It’s called ‘Extreme Aerial Bowfishing’. The sport was born out of the massive overpopulation of Asian Carp in the Illinois River. Each year residents take to the river with bows and literally shoot the jumping carp out of the air. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel until one bow hunter, Jodi, became the hunted. In an instant, a rogue carp leaps from the water and breaks Jodi’s jaw.............
     
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    REMYNGTON Grizzled Veteran

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    That looks like so much fun. I can't wait to try my hand at bowfishing. I bet its a blast.
     
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    that looks awesome. like remyngton i want to try bowfishing so bad!
     

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