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Old 11-05-2008, 10:45 AM
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January 29, 30, 31st Illinois Fish and Feather Expo at the Bloomington Interstate Center. We'll have a booth and will be running the kid's archery booth.

January 30 (Sat), Illinois Bowfishers Banquet. (pizza party!) Held at Select Archery, 474 Wylie St. Normal, IL at 7:30pm. (about 3/4 of a mile from the Interstate Center) We'll be setting shoot dates, handing out 2009 awards and sharing ideas for the club. Bring your pictures and stories. Bring your bows too, there's a range there and we'll have some archery games.

February 26, 27, 28th, Illinois Deer and Turkey Classic at the Bloomington Interstate Center. We'll have a booth and be running the kid's archery booth. This is a huge show, if you can help with the booth let us know.

March 6, 7th, Elmwood All Outdoors Show at Elmwood High School in Elmwood Illinois. We'll have a booth and be running the kid's archery booth. This is a new show with a lot of promise. Come on out!

April 17-18, Billy Davis Memorial Tournament at Rend Lake. Numbers shoot. BAA sanctioned.

May 1st, Carlyle Classic Tournament at Carlyle IL. Big 15 format. Coles Creek Ramp. 10am - 6pm. Trailering allowed. BAA Sanctioned.
May 1st, IL Youth Bowfishing Championship. Lake Carlyle. Meet at Coles Creek Ramp. $10 per youth shooter.

May 22-23rd, Illinois Bowfishers State Championship Tournament at Lake Shelbyville, IL. Big 20 format.

June 12th, Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair in Grafton Illinois

August 14th, Rough Fish Round Up. Lake Shelbyville, IL. Eagle Creek Ramp. $1000.00 1st place prize money.

Sept 25th, Poole Shoot. Clinton Lake, IL. Big 10 format. 9am - 5pm.




This is what was determined at the last 11/1/08 meeting. Mind you, thedetails might change as time goes by so please continue to check back.

the Illinois Bowfishers 2009 Event Calendar


January 24/25 Fish and Feather Classic in Bloomington. We will have a booth and hope to see you there.

February 27/28/ March 1 Deer and Turkey Classic in Bloomington. We will be represented with a booth as in the past.

April 18/19 5th Annual Billy Davis Memorial Classic Rend Lake. Total numbers shoot.Sailboat Harbor Ramp. 7pm to 7am.
Webpage: http://www.illinoisbowfishers.com/rend09.html
http://www.illinoisbowfishers.com/bd09.pdf

May 16 Lake Carlyle Classic, Day shoot 10am to 6pm , Big 15 Format. Limit 5 carp, 5 buffalo, 5 gar to make your 15 heaviest fish. Launching out of Cole's Creek Access. BAA Sanctioned. Tournament participants can bowfish from a boat below the spillway after the tournament is over. (Special variance from the USACE)
Flyer: http://www.illinoisbowfishers.com/carlyle09.pdf

June 6 Grafton Two Rivers Family Fishing Fair at Grafton, IL. 1500 kids shooting at mechanical fish in stock tanks. Volunteers needed.
webpage: http://www.greatriverroad.com/Cities...n/fishFair.htm

June 13/14 5th Annual Illinois State Bowfishing Championship at Lake Shelbyville. Big 12 format, Largest 4 carp/ 4 gar/ 4 buffalo
Webpage: http://www.illinoisbowfishers.com/stateshoot09.html

June 20 Wonder Lake Carp Shoot. Hosted by the Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club. 1, 2 or 3 person divisions. 6am to Noon.

July 17-19 Ohio River Extravaganza near Grand Chain, Illinois. We are obtaining lodging and camping for those interested.

August 15 Rough Fish Round up at Lake Shelbyville. Saturday 7:00pm to Sunday 7:00am. Heaviest 20 fish (any legal species) format. BAA Sanctioned event. $100 per Boat, Max 3 people per team. Optional $10 per boat smallest gar competition (Length). 100% Pay Out. First Place Guaranteed $1000.
We will be giving away door prizes.
Fish disposal will be provided
Eagle Creek Boat Ramp.
Registration 5:30-6:45 Meeting 6:45 Start 7:00. Questions Contact Matt Clark (217)273-7826 or Brian Chevalier (217)494-4709

August 30th (Sunday) Big Gar-a-Thon at Rend Lake. Launching from Sailboat Harbor (Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park)
Registration Starts 8:00 A.M.
Tournament Runs 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: Illinois Bowfishers Club Members $20 per person. All Others $30 per person. Big fish pot $10 per team.
Fish disposal provided. Format is going to be a surprise.
Info: 217-871-4632
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September 12/13 5th Annual Uncle Dave's Drill and Grill at Lake Shelbyville Fun shoot, Big Gar formatalong with other possibilities

September 19 - The Last Hoorah Shoot at Clinton Lake sponsored by Jarad P.,
Big 10 Format.
9am to 5pm. Max of three shooters per team.
$15 per person. Big fish pot is $10 per boat.
Door Prizes. Cook out after the shoot. West Side Access boat launch.
No trailering. Fish Disposal provided.
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Thanks Rob!

Let us know about Grand Chain.
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We have several individuals who have stepped up this past year in order to become primarily responsible for a specific shoot. If there is someone available in the Lake Carlyle area that would like tocome forwardand help put on the Carlyle Lake shoot in May, it would be greatly appreciated. If so please contact Christine or myself. Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:56 AM
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Is the poole shoot at clinton gonna be the only day shoot only in the line up
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Carlyle is still in the planning stage... but it will be a daytime shoot.

The state shoot in June is a 24 hour shoot, so you can shoot it daytime or night time or both.
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Awesome! I look forward to attending several of the downstate shoots. Is the Carlyle shoot in the main lake or the spillway south (Kaskaskia)?
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Awesome! I look forward to attending several of the downstate shoots. Is the Carlyle shoot in the main lake or the spillway south (Kaskaskia)?
BB;
Still working the details out with the Corp Of Engineers. Seems there has never been a bowfishing tournament on Carlyle and they have lots of questions. Planned is a day shoot. We know that a lot ofsouthernIllinois bowfishers are not set up to shoot fish at night. We are trying to make the tournament available to shooters without tournament ready boats. Carlyle can also get rough andit would be a safer tournament. There is now a season to shoot fish below the spillway and it would be illlegal in May to shoot fish.There will probably be several boats that have lights that will go out after the tournament is over for the night bite. If you are looking to shoot fish at night you may be able to jump aboard with a someone going out a night. Most bowfisher are glad to take a newbie out.This will not be a numbers tournament but rather a "BIG 15".If we can get the Corp of Engineers to handle the fish disposal we may have some prizes for the most fish shot in addition to the 'BIG 15".You don't happen to have a big farm nearby where we can dispose of a couple thousand rough fish do you? A "BIG 15" will give even the begining bowfishera good change to win the tournament against some seaoned veteran.

Welcome to the site.

Who knows what the dates are to legally shoot below the spillway??

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My bad, the dates are June 15th through Sept 15th for the spillway.

(thanks BuffaloBrian!)

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Is the poole shoot at clinton gonna be the only day shoot only in the line up
Clint;
I can tell you are wanting a day shoot at Sangchris. Club member Jerod P.put on the Poole shoot last year at Clinton after being a club member for only a couple of months. You had a good time there even with theboat troubles you had.A good time can be had at Sangchris. Would you like to step up to the plate and put on a fun shoot/tournament at Sangchris. Not much to it but it does take a little time and some leg work. I will be glad to walk you thru it.

Now what are you going to call your shoot? May the Sangchris Carp-O-Ree, Sangchris Carp Rodeo, Clint's Carp Bonanza, Cental Illinois Carp Round-up?

Pick a date that doesn't conflick with a another tournament
Pick a format...numbers, Big 10,15, 20
Pick you hours to start and finish
Arrange fish disposal
Get with the Sangcris DNR to get a permit
Make up fliers (club can do this for you) and distribute
Pray for nice weather
Arrive early and setup for registration, collect $$ for shoot
Pre-tournament meeting
Tournament
Weigh In (club has scales)
Payout
BBQ, Weinner roast???
Fish Disposal
Send results to DNR
Start planning for next years bigger and better tournament. You will learn alotand the next one will be real easy.

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