By Dustin Jones
The offseason can be hard as a bowhunter. For me once the spring/summer time rolls around I am getting the itch to start bowhunting. I always wanted to go bowfishing but I just never took the time, until this year. I finally went out and bought the PSE Kingfisher and started doing my research. I spoke to several people who mentioned to me that there were some great places to start bowfishing. In fact, they had mentioned some of the size of carp that were caught and I couldn’t believe the sizes. They were telling me 20 and 30 pound carp! That got me even more excited.
So for Father’s day weekend, my dad and brother headed out to give it a try. Neither of us had ever gone out before but we were all itching to get out and do some hunting. Talk about a great time. We spoke to some guys at the cove we were putting in the boat and said that in this same cove a few weeks ago they shot a 27 pound carp! That definitely got our hopes up.
We trolled out into the cove and started seeing carp surfacing and even jumping completely out of the water. We anchored down and sat there, each of us on an edge of the boat looking and waiting for a carp to swim nearby. We never did see any come near the boat, so my brother and I decided to walk the banks very slowly while my dad tried his hand in the boat still. So with my PSE Kingfisher I crept into a very muddy and shallow cove and started seeing the water swirl nearby. Soon I started seeing fins and the golden scales of carp. I took aim and let the PSE Kingfisher release some havoc on my first carp with a bow. I quickly pulled him in and admired the fact I shot a carp with my PSE bow. I noticed that the carp started swirling again so I quickly put the arrow back on and quickly shot my second carp! I was gleaming. I must have scared them off because I never got another shot in that spot. That was some great practice and it definitely cures the itch to go bowhunting. So if you have played around with the idea of bowfishing, I highly recommend getting into it. My PSE Kingfisher worked perfectly and performed like a charm.
Dustin Jones is a passionate outdoorsman who loves to hunt, especially bowhunt. He created his blog, HighCountryBowhunter.com, to share his experiences with others. He is a Field Staff member for DIYbowhunter.com and Adventure Team member for MINOX Hunting Optics.