Today I received word that the new law allowing night bowfishing statewide and the rough fish tournament exemption from the DNR permit system will actually go into effect July 1st! This is officially coming from MNDNR Ed Boggess, NR Asst Division Director. It was recently deemed that because there was two appropriation bills in the game and fish bill, all appropriation laws go into effect July 1st, the entire game and fish bill that was signed into law by Governor Pawlenty takes effect 07-01-09 at 12:00 am. This also means the 65 db rating and the setbacks, 150 feet from occupied structures and 300 feet from campsites, will also go into effect on July 1st. Congrats everyone......We are all very deserving of this and I hope you all enjoy a new chapter for MN bowfishing!
Brian Petschl LLBA President
Brian Petschl President for the Land of Lakes Bowfishing Association
Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~ Chuck Clark