Bowfishing combines the sports of archery and angling, just as skydiving combines the sports of falling and screaming. Aim lower with this Groupon.
$169 for a Bowfishing Trip for Two ($760 Value)
Arrows in hand, The Bowfisher magazine's editor-in-chief, Dan Swearingin, leads four-hour tours of Pomme de Terre Lake, where beginners and experienced aqua-archers alike test their skill and help cut down on invasive species such as grass carp, common carp, and spotted gar. The Bowfisher's three-deck vessel features cushy hydro-turf padding and high-powered LED floodlights, keeping fisherfolk comfy during day and night trips or hunts for the elusive lunar-eclipse smallmouth buffalo.
This Groupon includes all necessary equipment needed to bowfish except for a fishing license. Customers must bring a valid Missouri fishing license, which costs $7 for one day. The spawning season is anywhere from March to May, making it the time of year every bowfishermen wants to be on the water shooting at big fish. The Bowfisher will also be filming an outdoor television series during many of these bowfishing trips. Guests can purchase a video package of the trip for $45 (a $100 value).
A largely digital publication, The Bowfisher magazine champions piscine bow-hunting with recommendations on nationwide chartering businesses and guided ventures in the Ozarks. The editor-in-chief also charters his own local trips, immortalizing each adventure with complimentary digital-photo packages and toasts over a basket of quick snacks and beverages. As bow-fishers engage in a thrilling test of skill, they also take aim at invasive species such spotted gar, buffalo fish, and swamp things. Archers across the country can keep abreast of the sport's latest happenings in The Bowfisher's six digital issues a year, and peruse the online store for polarized glasses and promotional wear.