Bowfishing Practice

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  1. Hunter Bob

    Hunter Bob Weekend Warrior

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    Just went out bowfishing for the first time but didn't get anything because they were raising the water on the lake. Got a few shots off before it got to deep to see anything, but I am hooked! I quickly realized that I need to practice more before going out again and curious to know what others do in order to get more accurate?
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    They make carp targets
     
  3. Hunter Bob

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    I've seen them, just looking for some cheaper options
     
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    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Find out if anyone local has a koi pond :ninja:
     
  5. Hunter Bob

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    Sounds like a good way to make some enemies!
     
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    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I’m and out unseen, ninja style. It’ll make you a better hunter. Lol
     
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    Sota Legendary Woodsman

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    1 gallon milk jug full of expanding foam and a heavy enough boat anchor to hold it under the surface.
     
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    Sounds like my cup of tea! Just curiously, where do you buy the expanding foam?
     
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    Any home supply store will have it probably enough to do 2-3 jugs with 1 can.
     
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    Great, thanks for the tip! Certainly will beat spending hundreds on a target.
     
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    Have you messed around at all trying the jug trick to practice?
     
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    No, I actually did something even simpler. I went to a local Creek and just shot at dark spots in the sand that were underwater. Didn't need to mess with a target at all.
     
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    I've definitely need to get some practice in.
     
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    82435DF2-B31B-4849-B195-F63873AE2D45.jpeg Bowfishing is by far my favorite thing to do in the summer months. Takes my mind off of deer hunting.
     
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    Aim low. A rule I got from this bowfishing guide is to aim approximately 6 inches below the fish for a rough estimate. For more precision, every 10 ft away aim 4 inches below the fish assuming the fish is 2 ft deep or less. If the fish is twice as deep, then aim twice as low. When we go bowfishing we honestly don't get that exact with it, we just aim underneath the fish and over time you will get the feel for where to aim. You can practice with submerged jugs and things like that but the best practice is to just get out and shoot at fish. I can agree with the comment above regarding picking out a dark spot in the sand to shoot at. I've done this some as well.
     

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