Well if you have not heard the TPW Commission has sent the Bowfishing for Catfish Proposal through the commission and it will go for public hearing. This proposal has reached a stage that it should have never reached and angler turnout in opposition of this proposal at the public hearings is essential. It is very important that the anglers of Texas that oppose this proposal get to these public hearings and be heard. Again, if we open the doors to bow fishing for game fish, chances are it will not stop with the catfish and will continue on to other species. We need to show up and be vocal. Inland fisheries staff has admitted that they have no accurate way to sample catfish populations to know if the populations exist to support bowfishing and Phil Durocher of Texas Parks and Wildlife has stated that this is not the direction that TPW wants to be heading with the catfishing in the state, so they OPPOSE the bowfishing. A complete listing of locations for public hearing is available at this link: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/feedback/meetings/statewide_hearings/ The bowfisherman are planning on being there, so you need to be there and make your voices heard to discourage TPW from taking a step in the wrong direction.