From Ed DeVries, Pres. Bowfishing Assoc of Illinois ...
The big shoot is 3 months away but you want to make your plans to be there now as this is going to be a great one for anyone who shoots fish with a bow. Seasoned tournament shooter of weekend bank shooter, there will be something for all to shoot for!
First the shoot date, times & formats.
July 16th & 17th (we will also be there Friday July 15th night for a meet & greet fish fry & BBQ)
Starved Rock State Park; Utica Illinois (We have the entire boat launch/park/shelter are to ourselves)
Like last year we will be doing a day time directors shoot from $5;30 am till 1 pm.
We have lowered the entry fee for the day shoot to $15. All day entry fee money after shoot expenses will be put toward the night time shoot pot. Format will be .....lots of them!
The night time shoot will be from 8;30pm till 9am. Entry is $30. Entry for both day portions and night portions of the Innerloc State Championships are $40 per shooter. We will pay out as many places as we can depending on the size of the pot. All entry fees after shoot expenses from the day and night shoots will be awarded. Format will be numbers (invasive fish only) And a Big 30 (no silver carp in Big 30)
We expect the day shooters entry fees to be very high so our night shoot pay out should be quite high. Now why would the day shooters just donate their money to the night pot??
We are setting the day shoot up as a regular Bowfishing Jamboree! Not one or two single formats like numbers or big 10, but MANY formats with great prizes in each. We will be building on this during the next 3 months but so far we will be having;
ONLY ONE PRIZE PER SHOOTER
1) Innerloc Big 6- $500 Cash Prize (no silvers)
2) Innerloc A Bow For A Fin Contest- Largest Bowfin Shot Gets A Innerloc Hydrostrike Pro Bow
3) AMS Big Grassie Award-Largest Grass Carp Gets A Complete Fire Eagle Bow/Reel Combo Kit.
4) Innerloc Small 6 Competition-Smallest 6 Fish (Only 1 Of Each Species) Wins An Innerloc Hydrostrike Bow
5) Falcon Archery Big Shorty Award- Longest Shortnose Gar Wins Falcon Archery Sling Bow
6) Bowfishing Extreme Big Buffalo Award- Largest Buffalo Wins $200 Bowfishing Extreme Gift Certificate
7) Cabelas Day Time Invasive Friends Of The River Numbers Contest- $300 Cabelas Gift Cards For Most Invasive Fish Harvested
8 ) Plano Common Carp Numbers Award- $300 Plano Bone Collector Airline Safe Bow Case For The Most Common Carp
9) BAI Big Shad Award- $100 Cash For Largest Shad shot
10) Garquest Big Common Carp Contest- 8 hr bowfishing trip for on with up to 3 additional trips at a reduced rate in Texas for gator gar
Stay tuned everyone, cause there will be many many more prize announcements coming very shortly! We will also have many 2nd, 3rd and possibly 4th place prizes awarded in each category from all our great sponsors, Innerloc arrow and point packs, Plano gear, Cabelas stuff, Muzzy gear, Black Widow Bow gear, Bowfisher Magazine Subscriptions, Firenock gear.....many many more!
AND....if thats not enough, all weekend we will be holding the second annual Midwest Bowfishing Festival where you can visit bowfishing mfgrs., suppliers, clubs, and many more great booths in an outdoor show setting. Gear from Bowfishing Extreme, Shureshot and many more will be for sale at great prices.
Not enough? How bout a free BBQ dinner between the shoots in N. Illinois most beautiful state parks. Camping and lodging are both available. Fish will be given to the Schaffer Fishery to be turned into high grade fish emulsion fertilizer.
Loads of info and news will be coming out in the next month.....dont miss it!
Please email or call me with any questions and also please let me know if you plan to attend with the names of shooters on your team. We will continue to work on getting you more great things for the big shoot!
Pres. Bowfishing Assoc of Illinois