Bowfishing

Future remains in doubt for Lake Superior ciscos

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)Lake Superior’s cisco numbers have been steadily falling over the past decade. Last year’s commercial catch was just half the haul from 2006. As climate change makes Lake Superior’s winter ice cover — which helps cisco eggs hatch by protecting them from the elements — less reliable, researchers say Minnesota’s deep-rooted North Shore cisco fishery faces an uncertain future. For the…

Bowfishing world record? South Dakota men bag massive channel catfish

A channel catfish like this one is getting a lot of attention in South Dakota.RAPID CITY, S.D. — Two South Dakota men have bagged what the Bowfishing Association of America is calling a new world-record channel catfish. The Rapid City Journal reports 19-year-old Cody Sechser and 18-year-old Isaac Kipp of Montrose were bowfishing on Skunk Creek 10 miles north of…

Archers can get a taste of bowfishing at festival and conservation shoot

A day of bowfishing and bowfishing education is scheduled for May 19  at the Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area boat access. The all-day Illinois’ Bowfishing Festival and Conservation Shoot will feature bowfishing instruction and ranges, fishing instruction for kids with supervised rod-reel fishing opportunities, fish cleaning and cooking demonstrations and activities for children. Experts will be on hand and displays…