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February 08, 2012

Asian Carp "Fishing" Meets Mad Max Kill Tactics

By Joe Cermele

Bowfishing for Asian carp is one way to get rid of a bunch of these nasty invasives. Or you could do it like the guys in this video. I'm not sure how safe this is, but when the apocalypse comes and there's urban warfare in the streets, I'm going to hang out with these fellas. Enjoy.

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from Bob81 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Just a thought. Producing a video showing you beating fish with a bat with nails in it might not be the best way to drum-up support for sportsmen...

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from CL3 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Looks incredibly dangerous. I wouldn't have posted this here... even with disclaimers.

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I like the ingenuity of their tools, I could see an asian carp event like this taking shape, similar to the Red Bull Flugtag, nothing but improvised impaling devises.

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from Meerpj26 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I have no problem with this video kids today have less and less to do. Alomost every thing is illegal for example riding a bike or skateboard down a side walk in most places. I would rather see kids doing this kind of stuff rather than playing video games or doing DRUGS, which is the result of most kids now days.

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from 2Poppa wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

That looks like BIG FUN!

I smell a reality game show in the making.

Loved the music Joe!

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from dave63go wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

This is very entertaining. Far more so than most reality TV shows.

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from rvanroe wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Now don't get me wrong, this looks awesome. BUT...I was just recounting an article I read not to long ago about a professional hunter being charged with cruelty to game after he killed them up in Canada...or something along those lines. How is this different from that. TRUST ME, I don't care for carp, but how does consistency differ from game species to game species? Do they have to have fishing licenses to do this? Laws are not always fun, but there for a reason. Thoughts???

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from stick500 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

You better believe they have to have a license. As for them being charged with cruelty to game, well, we can legally shoot carp with arrows, spearguns, and hand spears, so it would be real hard for a prosecutor to argue that this was in any way different.

Thanks for posting this Joe- I understand that F&S should avoid posting politically incorrect outdoors videos, but IMHO this one doesn't cross that line. Wish I could have been with those guys that day to test my sword handling skills!

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from rvanroe wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Here is the article in which I was referring too for anyone's interests. Good point on the prosecution of these guys if there was to be an argument Stick500.

"Jeff Foiles In More Hot Water, Now Facing Canadian Charges" can be found right here at FS

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from Alex Gibbs wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

In MO anyways the law states ways you can harvest carp Bowfishing,fishing, gigging, etc. If it's not listed it's illegal. I don't think swords and bats are listed. It's also illegal to release asian carp back in the water if caught as they are invasive species.

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from jackrandall wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

For God's sake, they're Asian carp. We need all of them dead...every one. First off, I highly doubt anyone except PETA would cry animal cruelty given how much these fish are in the news. And while what these boys are doing might be kinda stupid, why is this any worse than killing 200 in a day with a bow. The fish are dead either way right?

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from nuclear_fisher wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

to rvanroe: We are trying to exterminate these fish. As said above it is illegal in many states to release caught fish back into the water, in most states where we have this problem. I've caught a few near this dam I fish. Their carcases line the shore in the summer, its a bit disgusting but it's what you have to do. I've been approached by a conservation officer there before and as we chatted he asked how I was doing, I said nothing but an asian grass carp. He said, what did you do with it. I pointed to the thing, still alive on the ground next to him, he said alright, and took off.

Now, that's a bit different than a nailed up bat, but still, suffocating on the shore by real sportsmen, electrocution in the core's electric fence or at the end of these kid's bat...one way or another they need to go.

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from Alex Gibbs wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong I want to get rid of these fish just as bad as anybody else. But I don't want dead fish floating around only to have people complain about it and hurt the sport of bowfishing. You MUST properly dispose of your fish!

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from YoungHunter wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

While I enjoy bowfishing, the challenge it presents, and the removal of an invasive species, this is way too dangerous for me. Water skiing with objects designed to pierce and dismember is absolutely stupid. But I must say that the dream catcher looks like fun and something I would try haha

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from Double D wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

This looks ridiculously dangerous and incredibly stupid, not to mention exactly like something I would have done when I was in my 20s. Ah heck, who am I kidding. I would do it now that I'm in my 40s, but, after watching this, I'd at least be smart enough to wear a cup.

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Carpe ski-em!

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from Eric Alan Benner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

What if this was a video of a few guys on 4 wheelers dragging their buddies behind them on sleds while they swing swords and bats with nails in them as they're running down herds of wild boar in Texas as they left the carcasses to rot in the fields? Would F&S feel free to post that video or would that video be on the shelf in an evidence locker?

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from Eric Alan Benner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

There's been a lot of talk about the DNR providing food for the needy events where they are using the Asian Carp as the sustenance. People who are killing the fish and leaving them for waste could take the initiative and donate their kills or catch to aide these programs. Plus I just read somewhere how some people are buying the crap out of these fish to eat.

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from tom warner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Looks like lots of fun!! Too bad that it's not more efficient. The scariest part of the clip is the sheer number of fish. We owe our thanks to the jackasses who brought these things to the U.S. in the first place. I'd be happy to see them all in jail - for a LONG time!

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from themadflyfisher wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Hilarious!

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from digitalwoodsforager wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

We have had a real need for lobster bait in Maine over the past 3-5 years. Alewives, redfish and herring stocks have been depleted. If you really want to get rid of these asian invader carp-some one should really gill net them, put them in 55 gallon drums and truck them to Maine. The benefit would be to both states advantage! Just saying-there is $ to be made!

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Eric Alan Benner, I make points like that all the time on here and get those nasty -1's for it. Folks don't find fishing and killing fish to be equal in "OMG, they just killed it" category. They say kill the Cormorants, but if it were Bald Eagles, well, that's different they would say. As long as folks realize they play god everyday like this, and that killin's killing, I'm okay with that. Too many folks don't recognize an animals death when they eat, parents shelter their children from animal carcasses hanging in a meat market, society in general likes to dismiss the gruesome facts. I bet there are few folks in here who could not say they have not killed something for really no reason when they were growing up. Death is a part of life, this may be a little out there, but it looks fun. If I was younger and had a resource of healthy entertainment like this, I'd be all over it.

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from rjw wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Can't wait for the next episode. Wonder if they will be protecting their lower units a little better?

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from sfpczar wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Very funny but note efficient. Need to find a way to mass murder the Asian carp. There must be a market for these. Commercial fisherman know how to exploit a market. Bring on the shrimp fisherman!

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from RockySquirrel wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

20 year old guys, powered water craft, pointy sharp instruments, metal suits and beer. What could possibly go wrong?

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Koldkut, the difference between wanting to kill cormorants and asian carp, and not killing bald eagles is the former are invasive species that are decimating indigenous creatures. The latter is our country's designated national bird and one of our symbols of freedom.

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from bass bomber wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Well that one way to git r done.

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I am a fisherman first and hunter second. I believe in sustaining healthy populations of all fish in their indigenous environments. I don't mind there being a place for asian carp to thrive, but it should be where ever that species originated in China, not on the Mississippi river, and other U.S. rivers, killing most of the fish and other aquatic habitat that it comes in contact with.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

where do i sign up? this looks hella fun (slightly dangerous as well but im a risk taker).

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from Woods Walker wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I agree completely that we need to erradicate or at the very least control these carp populations. I also agree that the original importers of the fish should be held legally responsible for the total cost of fixing the problem that they created.

However, this is not the best or efficient methodology due to safety issues and all of the other points brought up.

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Woods Walker, Those carp were in a controlled environment, how did they manage to get out? A massive flood that flooded their controlled environment, how's that their fault?

Dleurquin, you missed my point about the death of an animal, I don't care what you kill as long as you understand that you are putting one on a pedestal and banishing the other for your/our/the governments own agenda.

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from tom warner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Koldcut: The history of exotic species escapes from so-called "controlled environments" is a very long one. Not allowing the import of ANY of this stuff is the only solution, but I guess that it's too late now. In addition, the track record of the people who "control" these environments is truly lousy and irresponsible. Invasive species problems have become a true national disaster that grows worse every year.

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Koldkut, I agree. it's killing with an agenda, whether you're killing the good guys or bad. I'm willing to okay most actions that kill asian carp in U.S. rivers to stop inadvertent killing of our native species. Whether action is taken or not, wildlife is dying.

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from jakenbake wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

This was absolutely, without a doubt, a stupid, dangerous undertaking. It also looks like way too much fun. The advantage to this method of "fishing" is that the only fish you're messing up are the carp, since they're they only ones flying through the air. Yes, it's killing for killing's sake. The only way the Asian carp are going to go away is if they eat everything and die of starvation. Mays well have fun with them.

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from Judd McCullum wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Joe, if you ever want to see this in person I'll put you up for free for as long as you want. I'm twenty minutes from the battle ground.

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from Judd McCullum wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

sfpczar: Commercial fisherman in the Illinois river fill 30 foot plate boats up to the point that they almost sink twice a day every day. Any sharp corners on roads near the river are sure to have a handful of asian carp laying on the pavement from where they fell out of a trailered boat or the back of a pickup. It's a common thing to see. They're being bought and sold, but it's not really making a dent.

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from Cabe Chaffin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

dont get me wrong, as awesome as this is (and as much as id like to see how much damage a 12 gauge could do) as soon as peta sees this theyre gonna have a field day

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from IND_NRA wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

PULL--BOOM,BOOM I would pay for a day of asian carp(crap) skeet or trap.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Holy Carp!

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from Big Country wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I just saw an artical on the ethics question a month or so condeming hunters who shoot wild pigs and leave them for the yotes. It's funny to see how this asian carp thing dosen't seem to bother the head folks at F&S. But it is different when we shoot wild pigs and leave them for the yotes than it is when you chop an Asian carp and leave them floating.
And by the way, most laws in America Specify what is illegal and if it is not listed as illegal than it is fair game. (no pun inteded)

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from Hobob wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

This is either killing for entertainment (and video views???) or killing for the sake of killing. There is no sport here and all those dead and wounded fish floating around are gonna foul the water up and look nasty. That far outweighs any "good" these geniuses are doing. As for the setup Darwin's rules will fix these bozos soon enough. Field and stream should not have this posted it is far beneath the magazine.

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from Hobob wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I mean seriously whats next a video on guys shooting signs and mailboxes that debates which caliber is best? Quit pandering to the lowest common denominators and write about FISHING. Trout season opens in a few weeks or how about an article on stripers or something useful.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I have a spin on this. I just recently happen to talk to a woman who says she has an guide business on the illinois river. According to her (and bear in mind i am repeating this as 2nd hand information), these things are killing the river, eating all the forage fish, She said they are pulling barges (thats plural) of these fish out of there daily, They can't haul them away fast enough to the fertilizer and cat food plants (yes some enterprising American came up with a way to make money on an invasive species, is this a great country or what?). I am the first to stand up for fair chase and catch and release, but if we don't start protecting our resources there will be no resources left. Altruism is great, it just never works in reality. Bear in mind that often an invasive species eventually morphs into a Government employee make work project, and that means the problem never gets solved only "controlled".

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from Big Country wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I'm not saying these guys are smart or even being sporting. BUT, and there is a but here that we need to look at. they are an INVASIVE (as in destroying our eco system) Species that needs to be killed anyway. As said Darwin will thin out these guys in time but I really could care less if they're killnd something that is destroying our ecosystem to the point there will be nothing less. If those barges can't keep up get more boats! And it's not just local fish and fisherman that are suffering from these fish, the local econamy is takeing a hit as well. The fisk make it hard to ski or just ride around in a boat so folks go somewhere else to do it.

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from Pamela Hunter wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

There at lots of You Tube videos showing these fish wounded and then dumped. What a waste, I am sure the garden corn could use the soil enrichment.
Husband and I plan to take a trip to Chicago, to scout out good Asian Carp fishing spots. I have a number of friends that are interested, for this summer. There are one billion people eating these things. They cannot, all be wrong. The Asians blenderize the boney parts into fish loaf. I would like to catch one and give it a try. If it’s okay… I have 50 empty canning jars to fill this summer. That could be 100 pounds of fillets/ pieces/ fish loaf. And the corn will be happy this summer.
Why aren’t the Department of Natural Resources in states along the Mississippi ADVERTIZING fishing for these things? Can you imagine,”Free fish at ABC State Park. Netting will begin at 9 am. All you can carry.” Something on the internet, AOL, evening news, You Tube video??
Time for all good people, to come to the defense, of their native fishes.

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from mkhines wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

As far as being unsafe goes those guys look like pretty good water skiers. I could never get up on them. Asian carp fish loaf sounds awful. Plus, I think they're hard to catch on a line. They use gill nets commercially. My family loved this video and those guys seemed like good kids. Better than what I see at the mall.

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from Jeff Miller wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Totally Awesome, going to get fitted for my trash can later today, so it will be ready for my trip to the river!

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from old salt wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Way to go guys! We unfortunately live in a world where every action is examined from all angles to make sure it is politically correct...too many folks have forgotten or never new how to just enjoy the moment! You're dealing with an infestation of a species that must be dealt with so you're dealing...some folks will hate it, others will be indifferent, me I just wish I was with you! When you get done maybe you can come hunt pike in Alaska. Some knot head introduced them in South Central and they are eating all the salmon, trout, and anything else they can grab and each other! AFG cannot figure out how we can get rid of them or even if it is possible. Maybe they can hire you guys to come up with a new novel approach since so far nothing short of killing everything off with poison seems to be viable. If you start a club let me know as I'm ready to sign up!

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from David Paris wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Seems to me like you could have a Mad Max asian carp destroyer boat with little or no bycatch.

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I like the ingenuity of their tools, I could see an asian carp event like this taking shape, similar to the Red Bull Flugtag, nothing but improvised impaling devises.

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from Meerpj26 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I have no problem with this video kids today have less and less to do. Alomost every thing is illegal for example riding a bike or skateboard down a side walk in most places. I would rather see kids doing this kind of stuff rather than playing video games or doing DRUGS, which is the result of most kids now days.

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from Double D wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

This looks ridiculously dangerous and incredibly stupid, not to mention exactly like something I would have done when I was in my 20s. Ah heck, who am I kidding. I would do it now that I'm in my 40s, but, after watching this, I'd at least be smart enough to wear a cup.

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from Bob81 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Just a thought. Producing a video showing you beating fish with a bat with nails in it might not be the best way to drum-up support for sportsmen...

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from 2Poppa wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

That looks like BIG FUN!

I smell a reality game show in the making.

Loved the music Joe!

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Eric Alan Benner, I make points like that all the time on here and get those nasty -1's for it. Folks don't find fishing and killing fish to be equal in "OMG, they just killed it" category. They say kill the Cormorants, but if it were Bald Eagles, well, that's different they would say. As long as folks realize they play god everyday like this, and that killin's killing, I'm okay with that. Too many folks don't recognize an animals death when they eat, parents shelter their children from animal carcasses hanging in a meat market, society in general likes to dismiss the gruesome facts. I bet there are few folks in here who could not say they have not killed something for really no reason when they were growing up. Death is a part of life, this may be a little out there, but it looks fun. If I was younger and had a resource of healthy entertainment like this, I'd be all over it.

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from rvanroe wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Now don't get me wrong, this looks awesome. BUT...I was just recounting an article I read not to long ago about a professional hunter being charged with cruelty to game after he killed them up in Canada...or something along those lines. How is this different from that. TRUST ME, I don't care for carp, but how does consistency differ from game species to game species? Do they have to have fishing licenses to do this? Laws are not always fun, but there for a reason. Thoughts???

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from Alex Gibbs wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

In MO anyways the law states ways you can harvest carp Bowfishing,fishing, gigging, etc. If it's not listed it's illegal. I don't think swords and bats are listed. It's also illegal to release asian carp back in the water if caught as they are invasive species.

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from jackrandall wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

For God's sake, they're Asian carp. We need all of them dead...every one. First off, I highly doubt anyone except PETA would cry animal cruelty given how much these fish are in the news. And while what these boys are doing might be kinda stupid, why is this any worse than killing 200 in a day with a bow. The fish are dead either way right?

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from Eric Alan Benner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

There's been a lot of talk about the DNR providing food for the needy events where they are using the Asian Carp as the sustenance. People who are killing the fish and leaving them for waste could take the initiative and donate their kills or catch to aide these programs. Plus I just read somewhere how some people are buying the crap out of these fish to eat.

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from digitalwoodsforager wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

We have had a real need for lobster bait in Maine over the past 3-5 years. Alewives, redfish and herring stocks have been depleted. If you really want to get rid of these asian invader carp-some one should really gill net them, put them in 55 gallon drums and truck them to Maine. The benefit would be to both states advantage! Just saying-there is $ to be made!

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from RockySquirrel wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

20 year old guys, powered water craft, pointy sharp instruments, metal suits and beer. What could possibly go wrong?

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from nuclear_fisher wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

to rvanroe: We are trying to exterminate these fish. As said above it is illegal in many states to release caught fish back into the water, in most states where we have this problem. I've caught a few near this dam I fish. Their carcases line the shore in the summer, its a bit disgusting but it's what you have to do. I've been approached by a conservation officer there before and as we chatted he asked how I was doing, I said nothing but an asian grass carp. He said, what did you do with it. I pointed to the thing, still alive on the ground next to him, he said alright, and took off.

Now, that's a bit different than a nailed up bat, but still, suffocating on the shore by real sportsmen, electrocution in the core's electric fence or at the end of these kid's bat...one way or another they need to go.

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from Alex Gibbs wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong I want to get rid of these fish just as bad as anybody else. But I don't want dead fish floating around only to have people complain about it and hurt the sport of bowfishing. You MUST properly dispose of your fish!

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from YoungHunter wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

While I enjoy bowfishing, the challenge it presents, and the removal of an invasive species, this is way too dangerous for me. Water skiing with objects designed to pierce and dismember is absolutely stupid. But I must say that the dream catcher looks like fun and something I would try haha

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Carpe ski-em!

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from Eric Alan Benner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

What if this was a video of a few guys on 4 wheelers dragging their buddies behind them on sleds while they swing swords and bats with nails in them as they're running down herds of wild boar in Texas as they left the carcasses to rot in the fields? Would F&S feel free to post that video or would that video be on the shelf in an evidence locker?

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from tom warner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Looks like lots of fun!! Too bad that it's not more efficient. The scariest part of the clip is the sheer number of fish. We owe our thanks to the jackasses who brought these things to the U.S. in the first place. I'd be happy to see them all in jail - for a LONG time!

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from themadflyfisher wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Hilarious!

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from rjw wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Can't wait for the next episode. Wonder if they will be protecting their lower units a little better?

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I am a fisherman first and hunter second. I believe in sustaining healthy populations of all fish in their indigenous environments. I don't mind there being a place for asian carp to thrive, but it should be where ever that species originated in China, not on the Mississippi river, and other U.S. rivers, killing most of the fish and other aquatic habitat that it comes in contact with.

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from Pamela Hunter wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

There at lots of You Tube videos showing these fish wounded and then dumped. What a waste, I am sure the garden corn could use the soil enrichment.
Husband and I plan to take a trip to Chicago, to scout out good Asian Carp fishing spots. I have a number of friends that are interested, for this summer. There are one billion people eating these things. They cannot, all be wrong. The Asians blenderize the boney parts into fish loaf. I would like to catch one and give it a try. If it’s okay… I have 50 empty canning jars to fill this summer. That could be 100 pounds of fillets/ pieces/ fish loaf. And the corn will be happy this summer.
Why aren’t the Department of Natural Resources in states along the Mississippi ADVERTIZING fishing for these things? Can you imagine,”Free fish at ABC State Park. Netting will begin at 9 am. All you can carry.” Something on the internet, AOL, evening news, You Tube video??
Time for all good people, to come to the defense, of their native fishes.

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from old salt wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Way to go guys! We unfortunately live in a world where every action is examined from all angles to make sure it is politically correct...too many folks have forgotten or never new how to just enjoy the moment! You're dealing with an infestation of a species that must be dealt with so you're dealing...some folks will hate it, others will be indifferent, me I just wish I was with you! When you get done maybe you can come hunt pike in Alaska. Some knot head introduced them in South Central and they are eating all the salmon, trout, and anything else they can grab and each other! AFG cannot figure out how we can get rid of them or even if it is possible. Maybe they can hire you guys to come up with a new novel approach since so far nothing short of killing everything off with poison seems to be viable. If you start a club let me know as I'm ready to sign up!

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from dave63go wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

This is very entertaining. Far more so than most reality TV shows.

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from stick500 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

You better believe they have to have a license. As for them being charged with cruelty to game, well, we can legally shoot carp with arrows, spearguns, and hand spears, so it would be real hard for a prosecutor to argue that this was in any way different.

Thanks for posting this Joe- I understand that F&S should avoid posting politically incorrect outdoors videos, but IMHO this one doesn't cross that line. Wish I could have been with those guys that day to test my sword handling skills!

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from rvanroe wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Here is the article in which I was referring too for anyone's interests. Good point on the prosecution of these guys if there was to be an argument Stick500.

"Jeff Foiles In More Hot Water, Now Facing Canadian Charges" can be found right here at FS

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from sfpczar wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Very funny but note efficient. Need to find a way to mass murder the Asian carp. There must be a market for these. Commercial fisherman know how to exploit a market. Bring on the shrimp fisherman!

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Koldkut, the difference between wanting to kill cormorants and asian carp, and not killing bald eagles is the former are invasive species that are decimating indigenous creatures. The latter is our country's designated national bird and one of our symbols of freedom.

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from bass bomber wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Well that one way to git r done.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

where do i sign up? this looks hella fun (slightly dangerous as well but im a risk taker).

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from Woods Walker wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

I agree completely that we need to erradicate or at the very least control these carp populations. I also agree that the original importers of the fish should be held legally responsible for the total cost of fixing the problem that they created.

However, this is not the best or efficient methodology due to safety issues and all of the other points brought up.

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from Koldkut wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Woods Walker, Those carp were in a controlled environment, how did they manage to get out? A massive flood that flooded their controlled environment, how's that their fault?

Dleurquin, you missed my point about the death of an animal, I don't care what you kill as long as you understand that you are putting one on a pedestal and banishing the other for your/our/the governments own agenda.

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from tom warner wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Koldcut: The history of exotic species escapes from so-called "controlled environments" is a very long one. Not allowing the import of ANY of this stuff is the only solution, but I guess that it's too late now. In addition, the track record of the people who "control" these environments is truly lousy and irresponsible. Invasive species problems have become a true national disaster that grows worse every year.

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from dleurquin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Koldkut, I agree. it's killing with an agenda, whether you're killing the good guys or bad. I'm willing to okay most actions that kill asian carp in U.S. rivers to stop inadvertent killing of our native species. Whether action is taken or not, wildlife is dying.

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from jakenbake wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

This was absolutely, without a doubt, a stupid, dangerous undertaking. It also looks like way too much fun. The advantage to this method of "fishing" is that the only fish you're messing up are the carp, since they're they only ones flying through the air. Yes, it's killing for killing's sake. The only way the Asian carp are going to go away is if they eat everything and die of starvation. Mays well have fun with them.

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from Judd McCullum wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Joe, if you ever want to see this in person I'll put you up for free for as long as you want. I'm twenty minutes from the battle ground.

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from Judd McCullum wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

sfpczar: Commercial fisherman in the Illinois river fill 30 foot plate boats up to the point that they almost sink twice a day every day. Any sharp corners on roads near the river are sure to have a handful of asian carp laying on the pavement from where they fell out of a trailered boat or the back of a pickup. It's a common thing to see. They're being bought and sold, but it's not really making a dent.

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from Cabe Chaffin wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

dont get me wrong, as awesome as this is (and as much as id like to see how much damage a 12 gauge could do) as soon as peta sees this theyre gonna have a field day

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from IND_NRA wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

PULL--BOOM,BOOM I would pay for a day of asian carp(crap) skeet or trap.

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from Gtbigsky wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Holy Carp!

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from Big Country wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I just saw an artical on the ethics question a month or so condeming hunters who shoot wild pigs and leave them for the yotes. It's funny to see how this asian carp thing dosen't seem to bother the head folks at F&S. But it is different when we shoot wild pigs and leave them for the yotes than it is when you chop an Asian carp and leave them floating.
And by the way, most laws in America Specify what is illegal and if it is not listed as illegal than it is fair game. (no pun inteded)

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from Hobob wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

This is either killing for entertainment (and video views???) or killing for the sake of killing. There is no sport here and all those dead and wounded fish floating around are gonna foul the water up and look nasty. That far outweighs any "good" these geniuses are doing. As for the setup Darwin's rules will fix these bozos soon enough. Field and stream should not have this posted it is far beneath the magazine.

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from Hobob wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I mean seriously whats next a video on guys shooting signs and mailboxes that debates which caliber is best? Quit pandering to the lowest common denominators and write about FISHING. Trout season opens in a few weeks or how about an article on stripers or something useful.

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from RockySquirrel wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I have a spin on this. I just recently happen to talk to a woman who says she has an guide business on the illinois river. According to her (and bear in mind i am repeating this as 2nd hand information), these things are killing the river, eating all the forage fish, She said they are pulling barges (thats plural) of these fish out of there daily, They can't haul them away fast enough to the fertilizer and cat food plants (yes some enterprising American came up with a way to make money on an invasive species, is this a great country or what?). I am the first to stand up for fair chase and catch and release, but if we don't start protecting our resources there will be no resources left. Altruism is great, it just never works in reality. Bear in mind that often an invasive species eventually morphs into a Government employee make work project, and that means the problem never gets solved only "controlled".

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from Big Country wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

I'm not saying these guys are smart or even being sporting. BUT, and there is a but here that we need to look at. they are an INVASIVE (as in destroying our eco system) Species that needs to be killed anyway. As said Darwin will thin out these guys in time but I really could care less if they're killnd something that is destroying our ecosystem to the point there will be nothing less. If those barges can't keep up get more boats! And it's not just local fish and fisherman that are suffering from these fish, the local econamy is takeing a hit as well. The fisk make it hard to ski or just ride around in a boat so folks go somewhere else to do it.

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from mkhines wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

As far as being unsafe goes those guys look like pretty good water skiers. I could never get up on them. Asian carp fish loaf sounds awful. Plus, I think they're hard to catch on a line. They use gill nets commercially. My family loved this video and those guys seemed like good kids. Better than what I see at the mall.

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from Jeff Miller wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

Totally Awesome, going to get fitted for my trash can later today, so it will be ready for my trip to the river!

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from David Paris wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

Seems to me like you could have a Mad Max asian carp destroyer boat with little or no bycatch.

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from CL3 wrote 2 years 10 weeks ago

Looks incredibly dangerous. I wouldn't have posted this here... even with disclaimers.

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