Bowfishin in Hawaii

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Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby Greywolf » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:35 pm

I talked with the Game Warden the other day and asked about bowfishin at the reservoir (it;s down 22 feet) because of the lack of rain.

He said Hawaii doesn't have any rules for it so he advised against it.

Ok, so I guess when the 5 ring circus convenes in Jan I'll have to visit my representative with some rule proposals for bow fishing.

Proposal:
need a bow or cross bow capable of casting an arrow 20 feet or farther
*Edited* "fishing arrow" (i.e. fiberglass arrow with a barbed point) connected to a "40lb" (USA) or "20kg" (Canada) test line attached to the bow or floatation devise. (Thanks Surf-n-Turf)
from the shore or boat
24 hrs a day with or with out lights
any fish is legal except endangered species( they like those kinda phrases)
fishing license is required (fresh water only)
Daily catch limits will apply ( even for closed fish)


anybody think of anything else to add or delete ?
Last edited by Greywolf on Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby >>>---DW---> » Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:45 pm

Good idea. I'll do anything I can to help.
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Re: Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby VT Surf-N-Turf » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:14 pm

I searched a bunch of state and provincial legal abstracts and the only thing I could find worth adding was using a "fishing arrow" (i.e. fiberglass arrow with a barbed point) connected to a "40lb" (USA) or "20kg" (Canada) test line. Hope this helps.
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Re: Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby Greywolf » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:44 pm

Yessir it does, any mumbojumbo language jargon we can throw in sounds like we know what we are talkin about.

If we can't dazzle them with brilliance, we'll baffle them with bullstuff..... :rolf:
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Re: Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby kurtbel5 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:11 am

Ive been looking into it here in Californiastan
I know Sharks are out, but there are a few specie that I could get a arrow into,
White Sea Bass, Barracuda, Bonita but have not been able to find any regs about it.

I visited some family in Kauii and spent one full day trying to find a license to buy but finally gave up.
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Re: Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby Greywolf » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:38 am

Kauai has lots of fresh water places and Trout too. on top of their mountain peak (Mt Kalua (sp) is the wettest place on earth it rains over 500 inches a yr on Kauai.

When you go spearfishing in the ocean you drop a few numbers from the top of the food chain. I don't like the idea of being a pre-wrapped snack for some big fishy.
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Re: Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby Okie » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:13 pm

Greywolf wrote:any fish is legal except endangered species( they like those kinda phrases)


Good luck with that... Here in Oklahoma we can not shoot any game fish ( Bass, Catfish etc) We can only shoot non game fish like carp and gar... but it's a blast!!!
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Re: Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby >>>---WW----> » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:29 pm

Graywolf: Do you life on Kauai? I was there in April and caught some awsome Wahoo (ono)sp. Hey, you need a season on all those chickens. LOL!
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Re: Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby Greywolf » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:48 pm

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Greywolf wrote:
any fish is legal except endangered species( they like those kinda phrases)

Good luck with that... Here in Oklahoma we can not shoot any game fish ( Bass, Catfish etc) We can only shoot non game fish like carp and gar... but it's a blast!!!

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That's why we need something in writing or get established here. In the ocean where you can spearfish, you can bowfish, legal fish Mahi Mahi or Ono, it's all ok. but fresh water is another whole new venture, we have Lrg and sm mouthbass, offshoot of bluegil, catfish and a few other fish. we have a cross between a Peacock bass and bluegil called a Red Devil is solid blaze red/Orange in color it's a rubbish fish.

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>>>---WW----> wrote:Graywolf: Do you life on Kauai? I was there in April and caught some awsome Wahoo (ono)sp. Hey, you need a season on all those chickens. LOL!


No I live of Oahu. hunted Blacktailed deer on Kauai couple times.
Those "chickens" are Kalij Pheasants, looks like a chickens some times referred to as Forest Chickens are actually a seasonal game bird. then there is a cross between the farm chicken and them. It' gets difficult to say the least.
They also have a over population of pigs and goats on that Island too.

Lanai is the only Island with no pig or goat population, two of the biggest destroyers of land and habitat.
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Re: Bowfishin in Hawaii

Postby bowhunterfrompast » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:32 pm

Greywolf...good luck, bowfishing is a blast.
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