Video: Bowfishing for 70-Pound Bigmouth Buffalo

Well-known bowhunter Tim Wells had his best day ever bowfishing massive bigmouth buffalo along the shoreline of the Mississippi River.

Video: Bowfishing for 70-Pound Bigmouth Buffalo

Spring is time for turkey hunting, but many outdoorsmen and women enjoy bowfishing, too. In the video below, you’ll see well-known bowhunter Tim Wells as he targets spawning bigmouth buffalo. Wells calls this roughfish “buffalo carp” but this species is actually not a carp at all, although the two look similar. Bigmouth buffalo are the largest member of the sucker family; unlike carp, buffalo don’t have whisker-like barbells near the mouth.

From underwater clips to drone footage, this bowfishing video is outstanding, and Wells hammers some giant bigmouth buffalo along the shoreline of the Mississippi River. As Wells explains, these fish don’t spend much time shallow; the window of opportunity for bowfishing is only a few days per year. And the biggest ones, at least on the day shown in the video, were in water 6 to 8 feet deep, which makes for challenging shooting.

Wells is lethal with all forms of hunting gear, and as you’ll see, he takes advantage of his opportunities. He also discusses the fact that smoked buffalo is delicious, too.

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