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#1328407 - 05/15/09 01:35 PM Bowfishing Questions
12 Point

Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 6349
Loc: Nashville, TN

Got no replies on the General Forum, so I thought I'd ask here...

So I bought an AMS Bowfishing combo deal with a reel, an arrow rest, and two arrows. I put them on my old PSE compound last night. I'm going to take off the string silencers, the string loop, and the peep sight.


Do I keep the kisser button on the string? Will this be my anchor point, or is there no anchor point when shooting instinctively?

Do I need my stabilizer? Or is that just excess weight I won't need for instinctive shooting?

Do I dial down the bow poundage? What weight should I be drawing if I'm normally at about 60 pounds?

Where do I get a big carp bucket for my boat deck? The only ones I have are to skinny (will fall over) or have wheels like a rolling trash can.

Somebody said something about a golf glove. Is that what I use to pull back and release the string? Two finger release?

Thanks so much.
It is not the killing ...; it is the contest of skill and cunning. The true hunter counts his achievement in proportion to the effort involved and the fairness of the sport.

Dr. Saxton Pope

#1328994 - 05/15/09 08:33 PM Re: Bowfishing Questions [Re: ]
8 Point

Registered: 10/10/02
Posts: 1202
Loc: Castalian Springs, TN

I use a 40# recurve. I really couldn't tell you how to set up a compound. Just remember to have fun with it. Don't get discouraged, shooting at an underwater target can take a little getting used to.
Turkey hunting, the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

#1329217 - 05/15/09 11:39 PM Re: Bowfishing Questions [Re: m_allison71]
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21393
Loc: lenoir city,tn

when shooting fingers(3 fingers) instinctively, i anchor my middle finger in the corner of my mouth.
as for the stabilizer, get rid of it. just something for the line to catch on.
i have the "no glove" rubber things on my bow but before that, i just used a regular archery glove. a golf glove wouldn't be thick enough.
a 30 gal. trash can would work. i have seen 55 gal. barrels with the tops cut off used.
i wouldn't want to pull much over 50 lbs. i am not sure exactly what mine is but it's within 3 or 4 lbs. of 50.

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