Bowfishing program offered to help battle Asian carp

Bowfishing Asian Carp in Illinois

MAKANDA, Ill. (KFVS) - In an effort to help with conservation efforts and to help battle against Asian carp, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is offering a ‘Bowfishing 101’ program.

The free program, geared for beginners, is being offered at Giant City State Park on Saturday, July 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants will learn about bowfishing methods, equipment, regulations, and ethics.

There will also be some hands-on learning with bowfishing equipment and fish targets.

Space is limited for the program. To register for the event call 618-457-4836.

The program is suitable for ages five to 105.

According to IDNR, bowfishing is becoming a rapidly growing sport.

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