The sport of bowfishing continues to explode with each passing year.
The growth is largely due to the fact that countless numbers of people are discovering that bowfishing provides as much pound for pound action as any outdoor pursuit you’ll ever find. Archery, bowhunting, fishing, boating, and good times on the lake…it’s all the good stuff mixed into one.
But much of this growth is also due to an ever-expanding group called the Bowfishing Association of America (BAA).
The BAA has been around since 1990 and was originally started as a way to keep track of bowfishing tournaments in the United States. Since then the sport of bowfishing has evolved and the BAA has evolved with it. Since the advent of the internet the need to keep track of tournaments around the country is no longer an issue, this is easily done via websites and bowfishing community sites. Instead the BAA has shifted it’s focus to helping bowfishermen fight for there rights to bowfish as well as working closely with biologist and DNR to help reduce the spread of invasive fish species around the country.
Although bowfishing will never completely eradicate these invasive species, it is a proven method to help keep there numbers in check and in some instantces drastically reduce them. All the while bringing much needed money to local economies.
But any organization is only as strong as it’s member base, which is why the BAA continually asks for and needs the support of new members to help preserve this great sport.
For 2016, the Bowfishing Association of America has announced that membership is now free. That’s right! There are no dues. You simply jump online and get signed up to be a part of this great association for the bowfishing community.
And to sweeten the pot a bit, there are several opportunities to win a new Oneida Osprey bow just for signing up and telling others to do the same.
Go check out the website for more details and get signed up today. www.bowfishingassociation.com