This was the most well organized event I have ever attended. Bass Pro and Big Cedar Lodge folks really know how to host an event. Lots to see and do even if you weren't competing - it was a full day of contests, giveaways, good food and a gathering of great folks from all over the country.
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Bowfishing is a great way to help control invasive fish species that threaten game fish and their habitat in Missouri and other states. Fish harvested by bowfishing usually include common carp, grass carp, bighead carp, drum, buffalo and alligator gar among others. These fish disturb game fish beds, stir up mud which affects water clarity and are a source of competition for food. No game fish, such as bass, can be taken during this event.
Missouri Conservation on hand to answer questions and help promote this event.
I have always loved camping, ever since I was eight, and was forcibly stuffed in a trunk and dropped off in the middle of the forest. My dad was a complex man, but I believe he was trying to show me the value of camping.