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Bowfishing

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Bowfishing has become increasingly popular. Species that are often targeted with a bow include carp, gar and snakeheads. It is illegal to use a bow to hunt some popular sportfishes, such as largemouth bass, striped bass, trout and all sharks. Please review other rules in the Recreational Gear section of this Guide (Freshwater Fishing Regulations).