Carp’s on the menu for Kansas bowhunters’ weekend at Melvern Lake

MELVERN LAKE – The Kansas Bowhunters Association will hold a carp bowfishing contest at Melvern Lake on June 11-12, 2016. The group will headquarter at the Sundance primitive campground north of Lebo. Signs will direct archers to the area.

KBA members invite anyone who has an interest to attend. Whether you’re a seasoned bowfisher or a beginner who wants to learn more, the event is perfect. Members will have bowfishing rigs available for those who don’t have their own.

Bring your own food and drink and plan to camp. The KBA will serve pork steak on Friday evening. Participants will compete to see who can bring in the most pounds of carp. Only carp shot during the daytime count toward an angler’s total. For more information, contact Bob Griffin at 785-806-1493 or [email protected].

A Kansas fishing license is required, unless exempt by law, for anyone bowfishing. Arrows must have barbed heads and be attached by a line to the bow.

Information and photo thanks to Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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