Department of Parks
Bowfishing 101 Seminar Set For April 16-17 at Rough River Dam
FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – A free bowfishing seminar will be offered April 16-17 at Rough River Dam State Resort Park.
The Bowfishing 101 Seminar is sponsored by the Passing on the Tradition Support Group and the Kentucky Department of Parks.
The seminar is open to adults and youths interested in learning more about this fast-action archery sport. Participants will learn the basics of hunting fish with a bow and arrow. The program covers different types of equipment, safety practices and how bowfishing plays an important role in rough fish conservation. This would include species such as carp, gar, buffalo and drum.
The free seminar will begin Friday night with a “meet and greet” and continues Saturday with two sessions -- one in the classroom and a hands-on session in the afternoon. Participants may attend Saturday only. No equipment is necessary. All necessary equipment will be provided. Registration is requested for the seminar because class size is limited. Call the park for more information or to make reservations at 1-800-325-1713.
For more information about bowfishing, visit www.bowfishingstuff.com
Rough River Dam will also be the host of the Kentucky Youth Bowfishing Championship on June 12. Another Bowfishing 101 Seminar is scheduled for July 16-17 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park at Prestonsburg.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, fishing, boating, mini-golf and gift shop.
Rough River is on KY 79. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit on KY 79 north from Caneyville or exit on KY 259 N at Leitchfield and travel to the park via KY 54 from Leitchfield. Driving south, take KY 79 south from Hardinsburg and U.S. 60.