Want to shoot fish with a bow and arrow like reporter Keagan Harsha did in his story, "Destination Recreation: Bowfishing?"
There are no guided bowfishing trips in Vermont, so you'll have to ask around to find someone to show you the ropes. However, there are several things you will need:
- A fishing license (no hunting license required)
- A bow rigged with a fishing reel. (most bows are very simple. No sights needed on the bow)
- Sunglasses (in order to cut the glare and see into the water)
There are only 8 or 9 species of fish that can be hunted in Vermont. Contact the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department for a precise list. Sport fish can not be hunted, which means most bowfishers don't eat the fish they catch.
For more information on the sport, including information on how make a homemade bow, check out these websites: