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    Talking Bowfishing Rigs for Sea Ducks?

    Seems like a decent idea as I can usually sneak up on sea ducks from the beach down here. THoughts?
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    that would be illegal wouldnt it?

    I know when I was growing up in Mn I asked to bowhunt geese. They considered bows a single projectile weapon which put it side by side with a rifle which ment it was illegal.

    I'm not a fowler anymore and have done zero waterfowling in Alaska so this is a question, not a comment.

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    bowhunting waterfowl is totally legal in AK
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    very interesting.......that'd definatly be fun. But i'd shootem with broadheads not a bowfishn arra

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    You need a three shot plug in that bow and make sure to use steel shot. ;D

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    dangit my bow isn't rated for steel
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I shoot puddle ducks with my bow here in Fairbanks. In the past I've just put washers on the end of my arrows. The arrows seem to float, but I've had one lost mallard out of 5-6 ducks taken. I don't know how you'd retrieve the arrow from the ocean though.

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    I do know of people inserting foam in aluminum arrows to help quiet the noise out of stickbows *alum arrows in a stickbow are kinda loud, you'll now what I mean if you try and then try the foam*.

    Might help keep them alfoat anyways.

    I still would shoot broadheads. Used to use a belly boat for duck hunting with a shotgun. MIght be a good tool for recovering game, figure you'll probably be in chest waders anyways, just add the flippers and jump in.

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    I can see it now. You wing the duck and it flys in circles like a plane on a string. I can't say I haven't thought of it myself.

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    read fed regs ????i don't think you can use barbed arrow or it's no sting attachment. i forget. i use judo points for puddleducks and broadheads for geese.
    then have fishing pole to retreive arrows.
    great fun thou.
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    Just curious, would you be sluicing the sea ducks or shooting them on the wing? I'm not a bowhunter, but I imagine they're pretty tough to hit when they're moving fast/

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    slucing for sure...
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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