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					Joining Bowfishing Competitions
• Bowfishing is a great and exciting way to catch fish. If you are
  looking for more excitement, you can opt to join
  competitions. You will not have a hard time looking for bow
  fishing competitions.
• Types of Competitions
• There are two main types of bow fishing competitions. The
  first type determines the winner based on the number of
  fishes. The other will depend on the size or weight. The one
  who catches the biggest will win. Nonetheless, there are many
  competitions held every year that may have their own rules.

   PSE 2012 Kingfisher Recurve Bow


   Features:
   - Draw Weight: 40, 45 or 50 LBs
   - Dexterity: Right Hand Only
• Competition Rules
• Make sure that you know and understand the rules of the
  competition before joining. Some competitions also indicate
  the equipment and accessories that you can use. For example,
  the Bow Fishing Association of Michigan allows only hand,
  rubber and spring propelled spears. Normally, crossbows are
  not allowed in competitions such as Great Lakes Bowfishing
  Championship (GLBC) because they are considered as
  firearms.


   PSE Nova Compound Bowfishing Bow Package


  Features:
  - Draw Weight: 35 or 45 LBs
  - Dexterity: Right or Left Hand
• Some competitions also require a specific number of
  members per team. Some need pairs while others need more
  team members.
• Other aspects to check are the weigh-in time, wading and use
  of ladder. There are times for weigh-in and some competitions
  are strict when it comes to time. There is nothing worse than
  getting the best catch but failing to be in the designated area
  for weigh in. some competitions also prohibit the use of
  ladder and wading.
• It is also very important that you know which fishes will be
  counted for the competition. For example, the GLBC counts
  only carp, gold carp, gar, dogfish, and goldfish. Dead fishes are
  also not counted for the final weigh-in in this competition. In
  addition, the committee is strict and disqualifies contestants
  that will have a game fish in possession.
• License
• Almost all competitions will require that you possess a valid
  fishing license. The license you need is the same license that
  you need for rod and hook fishing. There is no need for
  additional licenses.
• Where to Find Competitions
• The Bowfishing Association of America (BAA) is a good source
  of competitions. However, you may also refer to your state’s
  bow fishing organization. It should be able to help you know
  when and where the competitions will be held.

    PSE 2012 Kingfisher Recurve Bowfishing Kit


   Features:
   - Draw Weight: 40, 45 or 50 LBs
   - Dexterity: Right Hand Only
• Safety
• Ensure your safety when joining a competition. Double check
  all your equipment and review the competition’s rules and
  regulations if your equipment matches the requirements. It’s
  best to prepare your kit the day before the tournament. It is
  better if all your gears are clean. Make sure that the bolts are
  tight and that the lines are untangled. You should also use a
  bowfishing competition-approved safety slide and do not try
  to improvise such as tying the line to the arrow’s tail.


   PSE Wave Bowfishing Bow Package


   Features:
   - Draw Weight: 40 Lbs
   - Dexterity: Right or Left Hand

				
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Description: Bowfishing is a great and exciting way to catch fish. If you are looking for more excitement, you can opt to join competitions. You will not have a hard time looking for bow fishing competitions.