Wednesday, February 8th, 2023
Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

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BAI to host ‘Director’s Shoot’ Aug. 7

The Bowfishing Association of Illinois and DNR will host the
first annual “Time on the Water Director’s Shoot” on Aug. 7 at Time
on the Water Outdoors in Spring Valley.

The shoot hours are Aug. 7 from 5 a.m. until noon, with a “Big
6” format in which the heaviest stringer of six silver carp will
win. Only silver carp may be entered. The grand prize is $5,000
with additional cash prizes to be paid depending on the number of
participant entries.

The Director’s Shoot will be held in conjunction with the
Innerloc Illinois State Bowfishing Championship that will also take
place at Time on the Water Outdoors in Spring Valley beginning at 9
p.m. on Aug. 7 and concluding at 4 a.m. on Aug. 8. The state
bowfishing championship will be a split format shoot (Numbers and
Big 30).

The entry fee is $30 per shooter for either of the shoots, or
$40 per shooter for both shoots. Teams may have one, two or three
shooters.

During last year’s championship, bow anglers removed 25,000 silver
carp from the Illinois River. Fish taken during the tournaments
will be processed into high grade emulsion fertilizer.

Throughout the weekend, the first annual Midwest Bowfishing
Festival will be held during the tournaments. Manufacturers,
suppliers and clubs from across the country and the DNR will have
representatives on hand to talk about bowfishing and the problems
related to Asian carp. There will also be an archery range for
visitors to try bowfishing gear. Admission is free for festival and
tournament weigh-in spectators.

For more information, contact Ed Devries at (630)886-1672 or
ed.devries@sbcglobal.net.

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