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Offline wayoutwest

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Bowfishing
« on: March 04, 2013, 11:14:00 PM »
I just spent a week up the north coast of WA bowfishing for sharks, rays and mullet. I was lucky enough to shoot all three on the first day. It would have to be one of the funniest hunts I've been on spending it with a dozen other people from my club Western Plaines Archers.

First up was a small leopard ray this little bloke had some fire about him when I had him about 6 feet away he went into attack mode coming at me with his tail in the air, after a bit of high stepping, screaming and side stepping I walked him to shore.
We removed the barbs and arrow got some pics and I released him.


Second was a 118cm reef shark that I "called" into 2 meters one arrow to the head we never put up much struggle and I soon landed her.
We ate her that night in a curry that we were all regretting the next day. She measured a bit over 17dp.


Lastly was the smallest mullet in the ocean and the best shot I made for trip, I got him through the gills at 4 meters.
 

The amount of wildlife just blew me away seeing dolphins, turtles, hundreds of sharks and all sorts of rays. I can't wait for next year to do it all again!

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Offline huntercole

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 11:24:00 PM »
Looks like fun. A little different than the carp and gar we bowfish for here.
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Offline Richie

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 11:31:00 PM »
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Offline Aunty

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 03:52:00 AM »
Great stuff mate.

Offline kestimator

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 11:15:00 AM »
Great shooting on that mullet mate!!!  :)  

Sounds like an awesome time!!!

I got hooked (perhaps I should say arrowed  :)  ) on bowfishing last year.

Good stuff!!
Have a nice day!
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Offline wayoutwest

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 12:05:00 PM »
I can't resize the pics so here is the
 http://bowhunting-forum.com/showthread.php?10077-Bowfishing!
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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 09:28:00 AM »

 
 

Here you go sir!  Looks like you had a great time!
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Offline wayoutwest

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 09:25:00 AM »
Thanks mate. I had a ball.
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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 12:54:00 AM »
Dangit, Luke! Now I got to come back there for another adventure. Rays and sharks sounds like fun. I hope all is well on your side of the pond.

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Online Cyclic-Rivers

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 07:04:00 PM »
:thumbsup:

That is pretty cool.  Whats the large spool?  Is that the extra line?
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Offline BDann

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 10:45:00 PM »
Looks like you had a blast!   :thumbsup:

Offline BuckeyeGuy

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2013, 06:15:00 PM »
Holy mullet good shooting    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:

Offline Jerry Russell

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2013, 06:30:00 PM »
Man these pictures fire me up and get me wanting to be out there flinging arrows. I just converted my guide boat to all LED lighting so we will be very quietly slamming the fishys this year.

Thanks for posting the great pictures.

Offline Izzy

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 06:12:00 AM »
Good stuff.

Offline SheltonCreeker

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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2013, 09:53:00 PM »
Awesome! Fine Shooting thanks for sharing.
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Re: Bowfishing
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 12:45:00 PM »
Love me some bowfishing , Well done.....
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