Chuck Belmore

Where are you from?  Draketown, Georgia.

How long have you been bowfishing?  Been bowfishing for 26 years. Shot a few fish as a kid but never really bow fished with “real” equipment until my freshman year in college. That is when I became addicted to it and put the rod and reel down.

What do you enjoy most about the sport?   The most enjoyment I get from the sport is the brotherhood of bow fishers. I truly feel that we are the closest group of outdoorsman in the outdoors. All of the close friends I have made in the last 25 years have been involved in the sport. It is a common bond we all share. It takes a special breed of person to bowfish hardcore and compete at the upper level. Those guys know what hard work is and never shy away from doing their part. They will try their best to beat you on Saturday night but also help you fix your boat on Sunday morning. The fierce competition you can find in other sports but you will not find the camaraderie.

What is your favorite fish to shoot?   My favorite fish to shoot has to be bighead carp. These fish can be super elusive and grow to huge weights. That coupled with the different styles of hunting them make them a true challenge to pursue.   

What is your favorite memory from bowfishing?  My favorite memory will always be my children’s first fish. The look on their face as the fish came into view then the excitement they had when reeling them in. I will never forget it and I hope they don’t either. Those memories will make them fight for bowfishers rights long after I have laid my bow down.

8 Jun 2018

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