2017 Michigan Youth Bowfishing Championship

When: Saturday, June 10 Registration: 8:00am-8:45am
Tournament hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Eagle Bay Marina on Saginaw Bay in Standish
1893 Sagatoo Rd, Standish, MI 48658

Cost: 100% free to all participants.
No B.A.M. membership required.
Contact: Brian at BrianDGilson@gmail.com

Divisions: 10 and under, 11-14, and 15-17 for each boys and girls
Heaviest three fish win each division
Big fish prizes also awarded for heaviest fish
3D target range for youngsters and non-bowfishers

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Rules

  1. This is a youth tournament only, No adult shooters.
  2. Only fish taken by spear or bow and arrow will be counted.
  3. Legal fish species include carp, gar, bowfin, buffalo, drum, goldfish, and shad. Catfish are legal to shoot in Michigan, but they will not count in the tournament, nor are they allowed in the dumpster.
  4. Youth shooters must either shoot targets or fish to be eligible to win prizes.
  5. Heaviest three fish of any combination of legal species (except catfish and bullheads) will win each division. Not all winners will shoot a fish, so the remaining winners will be decided by highest scores on the archery range.
  6. Archery range must be shot with equipment provided.
  7. Fishing time for tournament is 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Archery scores must be shot prior to 3:00 pm finish time.
  8. All fish taken and brought back to shore must be turned in at tournament site for proper disposal. Exceptions are catfish and bullheads.
  9. Tournament shooters are responsible for choosing the three fish they want for official weigh-in.
  10. Adults may assist youth to shoot targets on their own by holding their arm behind the wrist and assisting to pull the bow, but the child must aim and release without assistance. If a spear is used, the child must spear the fish without adult assistance.
  11. Once a youth shoots or spears a fish, an adult may help the youth land the fish with a net, gaff, hands, backup arrow, or any means possible to get the fish in the boat.
  12. A fish can be weighed anytime during tournament hours.
  13. All laws from Michigan boating guidelines must be strictly followed.
  14. Life jackets must be worn by all youth shooters while traveling to and from fishing spots.
  15. Legal shooting boundaries are: the western waters of Saginaw Bay starting at the mouth of the Au Gres River down to the mouth of the Saginaw River. A color-coded map will be posted at registration.