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The Ultimate Bowfishing Quiz
by Staff
Bowfishing has been a source of food since ancient times and is rapidly becoming a popular sport as well. Several countries have towns and cities that sponsor bowfishing competitions and events that draw large crowds. Bowfishing is also an inexpensive family-oriented sport that requires skill and concentration in order to reel in the big ones. Take our quiz to learn more about bowfishing.

How many countries now have guides who offer organized bowfishing trips?

  • four
  • seven
  • ten

How many organizations are there in America that support the sport of bowfishing on a national level?

  • one
  • two
  • three

What time of day is best for bowfishing?

  • anytime
  • daytime
  • nighttime

Where does the fishing reel go when you bowfish?

  • The reel attaches to a rail on the boat or to a belt harness if you are wading when you bowfish.
  • The reel is attached directly to the bow that you are using to bowfish.
  • There is no reel as the short line is connected to your arrow is tethered directly to the bottom of your bow.

How is the fishing line arranged on a bowfishing retriever reel?

  • it is wound on a spool
  • it is in coiled a bottle
  • it is wound on a drum

In what year was the Bowfishing Association of America (BAA) founded?

  • 1980
  • 1985
  • 1990

What is the type of bow that one uses for bowfishing?

  • the longbow
  • the compound bow
  • any good bow will do the trick

What is the minimum amount of force required to propel a bowfishing arrow and line sufficiently?

  • 45 pounds
  • 60 pounds
  • 75 pounds

What component typically mounted on a bow is useless for bowfishing?

  • an arrow rest
  • a bow sight
  • a cable guard

What is on hunting or target arrow that a bowfishing arrow does not have?

  • fletching
  • rifling
  • both of the above

What is different about the tips on bowfishing arrows?

  • broadhead
  • points
  • barbed

What is a danger that one must avoid when bowfishing?

  • snap back
  • line lassoing
  • false return

If you are a victim of snap back when bowfishing or bow hunting, what is the usual result?

  • an arm injury
  • a facial injury
  • a stomach injury

What kind of a boat do you need for bowfishing?

  • a bass boat
  • a platform raft
  • a flat bottom boat

About how much will the basic equipment needed for bowfishing (excluding a boat) cost?

  • 300
  • 400
  • 500

What kind of water conditions are usually considered the best for bowfishing?

  • shallow water
  • clear water
  • both of the above

What is the ideal distance that you should be from your target fish?

  • 5 to 9 feet
  • 10 to 15 feet
  • 16 to 20 feet

What is a difficulty of aiming at a fish with a bow and arrow?

  • parallax
  • prism effect
  • refraction

What do bowfishing enthusiasts always say about aiming at a fish?

  • aim low
  • aim high
  • aim left

How much did the largest fish on record that was caught by bowfishing weigh?

  • 181.7 pounds
  • 192.3 pounds
  • 224.5 pounds