Bow fishing sd river?

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  1. pipster

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    Legal? Back home in illinois we used to shoot them every summer. The city cops never cared not so sure about the bum patrols on the sd though.

    Sure love to stick an arrow in these hogs...

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    Idk read some dfg regs probably not and what part of illinois i hvae family in chicago
     
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    I lived all over chicagoland.

    Bow fished the east/west dupage river, salt creek, des plains river, and fox.

    A few spots that were perserves the dnr would say you can't hunt but when they saw it was carp, they said just case your bow when not using and stay out of high traffic areas.

    Not sure if the cops on bum patrol stun me or mace me, but I have read you can carry a gun... so I just not to sure.
     
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    I would not go to the river don't wanna get stabbed but thats just me
     
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    I'm not sure about bow fishing there but as long as you go with a buddy, chances are very low that the bums will get violent.
     
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    I personally like to go with at least 2 buddies with me
     
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    You could go to morena or hodges
     
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    I don't know if it is legal. It may depend on the area. I think if he is sporting a bow, the homeless will probably leave him alone. I used to fish the river by myself all the time at night. Then again I have been mistaken for a bum. Some parts had more fisherman then homeless. There were a few regulars at a few spots and big fish. It was fun and dfw would make semi regular checks.
     
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    Bow or not my 6'3" 250 lbs of redneck normally keeps the bums at bay.

    I use a slingshot to pluck off rats at night never got questioned about that by the cops yet...
     
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    Ask the local LE in whatever part of town and check with DFW. I know the sheriff has a map of there jurisdiction and where you can legally discharge a firearm. They might have something similar for bows.
     
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