Department of Parks
Barren River to Offer Free Bowfishing Instruction June 13-14
LUCAS, Ky. -- If catching fish appeals to you but you don’t have the patience of an angler, a bowfishing program at Barren River State Resort Park June 13-14 might be of interest.
Barren River is offering a brand new program called Bowfishing 101, a free training program to introduce adults and supervised children to the fastest growing form of archery. The activities start on Friday June 13 with a meet-and-greet at 7:00 p.m. The seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday June 14.
This event will include both classroom-style seminars and hands-on demonstrations. The seminar will introduce the basics of bowfishing such as equipment, types of fish to hunt, safety practices, and the proper way to clean and dispose of fish.
Participants will learn to shoot by means of a simulated hunt situation. Everyone will get a chance to target-shoot with prizes awarded, and there will also be a drawing for door prizes.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park near Glasgow has a lodge, cottages, Driftwood Restaurant, golf course, fitness center, gift shop, fishing, picnic areas and hiking trails. The resort is located 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take I-65 to the Cumberland Parkway east, to US 31E south.
For more information, call Lisa Deavers, Barren River’s recreation supervisor, at 270-646-2151 or 800-325-0057.