The Passing on the Tradition support group has teamed with the Kentucky Department of Parks to offer four free training seminars on bowfishing at resort parks across the state during 2009.
The first seminar is March 20-21 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park.
The Bowfishing 101 seminars are for adults and youths who would like to learn more about this fast action archery sport. Participants will learn the basics of hunting fish with a bow and arrow. The program explains the types of equipment and safety practices, as well as how bowfishing plays an important role in rough fish conservation.
The free seminar starts Friday night and continues Saturday with two sessions, one being the classroom portion, and the second is the hands on experience. No equipment is needed to attend this seminar. All equipment is provided but you may bring your own equipment. Pre-registration is required because class size is limited.
Call the park for more information or to make reservations if you wish to stay overnight. 1-800-325-1713.
Bowfishing seminars also are planned April 17-18 at Kenlake State Resort Park, June 12-13 at Barren River State Resort and July 17-18 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. For more information about the support group, visit www.bowfishingstuff.com/main.htm.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, fishing, boating, mini-golf and gift shop. For more information , visit www.parks.ky.gov.
Rough River is off Kentucky 79 near Falls of Rough in Grayson County.