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  1. #51
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    Gethard for some one living in the desert you are pretty concerned on whats happening in the cape. As a bpwhunter yourself i thought you would want to also hunt alien species????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowhunter View Post
    Gethard for some one living in the desert you are pretty concerned on whats happening in the cape. As a bpwhunter yourself i thought you would want to also hunt alien species????

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    Yes,

    I have been a registered Professional Hunter, I am still a registered Field Guide...

    So maybe I do know a thing or two...

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    Would there be any alien invasive species like carp in the lower Orange river, maybe i can join you guys on a trip there?

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    Hi Korrie or Will can you guys give me a price on joining your trips as i have never been to that area and would be nice to go with a crowd that have been there and knows the ropes and area.

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    This was a fun read!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJvE View Post
    This was a fun read!!
    in other ways, kept me warm without the use of a thick neoprene wader

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    I managed to get an appointment with the nature concersaton people about hunting alien invasive species next week. I will forward the outcome and feedback from them and hopefylly we will have clarity on this matter of what can be hunted with bow and arrow and what not and what permits are required.

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    Hello Bowhunter.
    I did a bit of research for you on bowhunting.
    I think this arrow setup will work best for you, should you get the go ahead from CNC
    A much better strike rate.
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    Over the weekend i spoke to some guys and the streams in du toits kloof belongs to the cps. But they suggested that i goto the witels to do some trout bowhunting as the witels are not controlled and any person can go there. Have any of you gone to the witels and fished there. Is the witels easy to find as they said i have to be careful in that valley for skillies and flash floods

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    Was a fun read, must say.

    Pesonally, I have no issue with bow hunting what so ever...... as long as the bow hunters leave the fish alone in spawn time. As as for bow hunting for fish (except for spawn time):

    - Carp will be the easiest targets. There are literally billions of them, and waters all over the world. Even if we all try to kill them all, we would never manage it. People can take bakkie load of them for all I care. So obviously, as a bow hunting target carp presents no problem, ecologically, or morally.

    - Barbel, same as Carp, really.

    -Trout will be pretty tough to shoot. I cannot see any bow hunter bagging more than two or three in a day. It will have less effect on the river than a single resident cormorant. Certainly, considerable skill will be required.

    -Bass will be a bit easier, but except for spawning season, the bigger ones will be harder to find. I would just suggest that in spawning season, leave them alone, as it would be un-sporting to shoot them, and have serious effect on the population.

    - Yellowfish the same as bass, just leave them alone in the spawn.

    -Kurper, you can find schools, but they are vary wary and will not be easy to shoot.


    In general, I do not understand the "hoo-ha" about the bow fishing. We have much more serious threats to our fish stocks. Like pollution, netting etc. And actually the "hook-and-cook" rod and line brigade removes more trout, bass and yellows than any amount of bow hunters could ever hope to do, by an exponential margin. Even the most protected cape streams have the occasional hook and cooker visit. And face it they are catching way more trout than any bow fisher could ever hope to do. A couple of bow hunters will have no impact what so ever. Even a couple of hundred bow hunters for that matter. Simply because with the exception of carp, the bow hunters will not be able to shoot many fish, as it is just not easy to do.....as long as they leave the fish alone in the spawn.

    Then there is of course the fact that catch and release fishing does not have 100% survival rate for the fish. In fact research suggests that even the most careful handling of the fish still results in 20%-40% mortality rate. Yep, at least 1 in 5 fish you release, die within a few days. So before preaching at bow hunter toooo much, just realize, that as catch and release fishers we kill our fair share of fish as well. (So why have an issue with a bow hunter who kills 2 or three fish for the pot only?)

    So...Mr Bow hunter, as far as I am concerned, you can hunt fish with your bow as much as you like.......except for spawn time. Leave the fish alone in spawn.....please.





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