Montana -(Ammoland.com)- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is asking bow-fishermen to properly dispose of unwanted fish and related wastes.
It’s summertime, and lots of people are out recreating on area waters, including bow-fisherman who are pursuing paddlefish and non-game fish with bows and arrows.
Warm summer evenings, calm weather and the July 1st opener of the Dredge Cut archery paddlefish season brings in hundreds of bow fisherman that participate in this unique fishery. Bow-fishing is the only means by which paddlefish can be harvested (i.e. no snagging is allowed), and a valid “blue” paddlefish tag is required. The bow-and-arrow harvest season for paddlefish in the Fort Peck Dredge Cuts runs from July 1 to Aug. 31.
Archers also shoot carp and other non-game fish while pursuing paddlefish. FWP is encouraging bow fisherman to either take these fish home (they make great garden fertilizer) or dispose of fish in areas that will not create problems for other recreationists. Disposal for fish should include being in deep water, well away from boat ramps, …read more