Bowfishing legal?Leavonworth State Lake(aka Tonganoxie)

Discussion in 'KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by johnyjo, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. johnyjo

    johnyjo New Member

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    kansas
    is it legal to bowfish at Tonganoxie lake in leavonworth county kansas?
    wanna get my boat out and throw some sticks:)
     
  2. smhmc6

    smhmc6 Member

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    Kansas
    I've never bowfished myself, so I haven't really done the research and don't know for sure. But for some reason I was thinking that you could on all state maintained waters, but there is a distance restriction for around docks and things like that. Don't take my word for it though, look it up here: http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/

    I'm sure someone around here has some experience with it though. Hope that helps.
     

  3. LBM

    LBM New Member

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    State:
    Prairie Village, Kansas
    Here is what I found in the 2008 KDWP Regs;

    BOWFISHING
    All waters are open to bowfishing, unless
    posted otherwise. Some bowfishing is permitted
    at city, county, township, or private lakes,
    but regulations vary, so anyone bowfishing
    should consult local rules. Fish that can be
    legally taken by bowfishing are nonsport fish
    (Definitions on Page 7). Crossbows are legal.
    Bowfish anglers must have in possession a
    valid Kansas fishing license, unless exempt by
    law. Arrows must have barbed heads, and
    each arrow must be attached by a line to the
    bow. Waters within 50 yards of an occupied
    boat dock or ramp, occupied swimming area,
    occupied picnic site or camping area, and
    other occupied public-use areas are closed to

    bowfishing.

    I guess one will have to read the rules board going into the lake for the local rules? So not any help here.
     
  4. smhmc6

    smhmc6 Member

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