We are an aerial bowfishing guide located on the Illinois river near Peoria, IL. Depending on the conditions, we also do traditional bowfishing as well. Our goal is to have you laughing harder than you’ve ever laughed before. I grew up hunting and fishing and from my experience, I can assure you that a trip with us is one you will never forget. The easiest way to explain this sport is by combining your best hunting and fishing experience and then throwing in a bunch of steroids. The hardest decision you will ever face is which fish to shoot at first!
Asian carp jump because of vibration and water turbulance. This is why aluminum boats with two stroke motors work the best. With that said, I use an aluminum deck boat powered by a 115 two stroke outboard motor. It provides the comfort and space of a pontoon, the power and maneuverability of a ski boat, and the shallow water drafting of a bass boat. While the shooters sit on the raised deck in the back of the boat, the rest may comfortably hang out on padded bench seats, enjoying refreshments, blasting their choice of music over the sound system and watching their buddies slay carp. It truly does not get any better than that! Even if bowfishing isn't your thing, or you have kids that want to join in the fun, I also have nets they can use to catch the fish as they jump.
As an EMT there is nothing more important to me than personal safety. A trip with the Carp Hunters is an extreme experience, and some of these foreign invaders can grow to be over 40 pounds and jump up to 10 feet in the air. Which is why my boat is rigged with a net system that wraps around the sides to keep everyone safe and slime free. We also have safety straps for the shooters to ensure that during the excitement of the hunt no one can fall out.
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