A hands-on workshop about bowfishing will be June 18 at Hardy Lake.
The free event is a joint effort between the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife fisheries staff, the Hoosier Bowfishing Association and the Bass Unlimited Foundation.
Hardy Lake is located in the northeastern part of Scott County near Austin.
The workshop will promote the growing sport of bowfishing while raising awareness about aquatic invasive species. Bowfishing can help the environment because bow anglers often target invasive and nuisance species, such as grass carp and common carp. These species can damage native and sport fish habitats.
The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Hardy Lake office. Participants will learn tips and techniques before heading out on the water for a one-on-one experience with a professional bowfishing guide in a boat.
The workshop will end around midnight.
All equipment will be provided.
Advance registration is required and is limited to 30 participants. Register by contacting fisheries biologist Rebecca Pawlak at 812-789-2724 or [email protected]. The deadline for registration is June 1.