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Yes, there were several bowfishers walking along the waters edge with their
bow in hand. It is legal and allowed on Eagle Bluffs and other Conservation
Area that are large enough to support the use of bows and other forms of
fishing, as well as public safety.

Brad Jacobs

On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 6:15 PM, sgg.bluesfan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> That would make sense.  He was about 10 yards from the road.  Don't know
> if that is too close or not.
>
> Thanks for all of the feedback.  Although having heard of the practice I
> have never seen it live and was ignorant of the rules.
>
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> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: John Besser <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 4/8/17 5:49 PM (GMT-06:00)
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Eagle Bluffs question Now Hunting (NO SIGHTING)
>
> I agree with Scott -- it sounds like they were bowfishing. It's quite
> popular at Eagle Bluffs.
> Probably legal if they were far enough off the road.
>
>  John Besser
> Columbia MO
>
> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 4:23 PM Scott Laurent <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Could he have been bowfishing for carp?  I saw a lot of carp in the
>> shallows right along shore. Spawning??
>>
>> Scott
>>
>> On Apr 8, 2017, at 3:24 PM, Steve Griffaw <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Just a little more details on what I saw.
>>
>> Around 11:00am a white pickup was parked on the main road.  As I
>> approached I saw a man standing about 15 yards from his truck in the brush
>> with a bow.  He made the motions of shooting.  I could not see an arrow but
>> if he had one he was not shooting far as the bow was angled downward.  At
>> this time I am in the process of passing him.  I stopped about fifty yards
>> pass him to look at a bird and I saw in my rear view mirror he was back at
>> the rear of the truck.  I looked at him with my binoculars in my side
>> mirror and clearly saw an arrow on his bow.  If the first time he was just
>> going through the motion of shooting (can't be sure with how narrow arrows
>> are) he clearly had an arrow this time.
>>
>> I thought about going back and getting a picture of his truck but with
>> him right there, armed so to speak, and frankly myself not a large person
>> who does not do well in confronting people, I choose to move on.  Also
>> without knowing the rules on hunting other than not to go birding there in
>> the fall except for limited areas in limited times I could not be sure if
>> the man was doing anything wrong.
>>
>> Frankly I have no idea what he was shooting at.  Teal perhaps along the
>> near edge?  I have only heard co-workers talk about deer hunting with a bow
>> so I don't know what other game people use a bow on. But I found it very
>> odd to be doing this on the edge of the main road at almost noon.
>>
>> Sorry about some of my spelling on my first post but I am sure many of
>> you have a phone similar to mine that thinks it knows what you really meant
>> to say and changes it on you...  :)
>>
>> Steve Griffaw
>> [log in to unmask]
>> Jefferson City
>>
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>>
>> On Sat, Apr 8, 2017 at 1:19 PM, WILLIAM R EDDLEMAN <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> Hunting from any road is illegal, period.
>>
>> ----Bill Eddleman, Cape Girardeau
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Apr 8, 2017, at 11:54 AM, Chase Darr <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > I did some checking.  There are some things allowed, but they are
>> limited:
>> > Light Goose Conservation Order -- 02/07/2017 - 04/30/2017
>> > Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
>> > Notes: Hunting is limited to snow geese, blue geese, and Ross's geese.
>> >
>> > Spring Turkey Hunting, Youth (ages 6-15) -- 04/08/2017 - 04/09/2017
>> > Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
>> > Notes: Youth hunters who are age 6-15 on opening day may hunt.
>> >
>> > If s/he doesn't appear to be a youth shooting at turkeys or an adult
>> shooting at snow geese, find their vehicle, take a picture of the plates,
>> and report it to the EBCA headquarters.  They have MDC personnel there.
>> >
>> > Cheers and good birding,
>> > -Chase
>> > Columbia, Boone, MO
>> > cmdp77 AT mail.missouri.edu
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