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Fish Hunting aka Bowfishing

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October 18, 2013
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You read, you watch, you yearn for hunting time. Equipment is checked and inventoried. As you practice your 3D shooting, you think of August antelope, September elk, and October whitetails.

To help relieve the pain of waiting, try fish hunting. There are few things more enjoyable than bowfishing on a hot summer day.

Nearly every lake or river across the country has carp, gar, or some other local rough fish that come into shallow water this time of year. Fish hunting for them will help keep your eye sharp for the hunting seasons and offer plenty of sporting fun.

Bowfishing equipment is relatively inexpensive and can be added to your regular hunting bow. Most bow fishing takes place from boats but it is also possible to walk river banks, ponds, and lake coves in search of your quarry.

Fish hunting is a great way to pass the time until the arrival of fall bowhunting time.

 

Jerry Martin is a Member of the
RedHead® Pro Hunting Team

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Jerry Martin
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Home: Springfield, Missouri
Family: Jill (wife), Chase (daughter)
Hobbies: Farming for wildlife, Hunting and Fishing
Rifle/Bow: Rifle: All legal methods

Hunting Stuff

Years Been Hunting: 55 years plus
Hunting Strength:
Turkey, Whitetail, Archery, Muzzleloader, Centerfire
Favorite Technique:
Bow, Muzzleloader, Centerfire
Favorite Game to Hunt:
Turkey, Whitetail Deer and Squirrels
Favorite Hunting Gear: CVA Muzzleloader, Browning rifle, Winchester ammo, Leupold scope, RealTree Camo
Favorite Places to Hunt:
Missouri, Kansas and Texas
Favorite Season to Hunt:
Turkey and Deer
Favorite Time to Hunt: Anytime I get a chance to go
Favorite Way to Hunt: Spot and Stalk
Favorite Turkey Call:
RedHead Box and Slate calls

Career Highlights

Biggest Kill: African elephant and 200 inch Whitetail
Greatest Hunting Achievement: African elephant and 200 inch Whitetail, Rocky Mountain Elk and Grand Slam of Turkeys.
Favorite Hunting Moment: Everytime I get to hunt with kids or first-timers.

Current Highlights

Captain of Bass Pro Shops RedHead Hunting Team
Board member of QDMA
Co-hosts Bass Pro Shops "100% REAL HUNTING TV" and "King of Bucks" program
Member of National Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame
Team member of "Outdoor Legends" S.E. Asia Tour - First team to be sent to visit the troops in the Persian Gulf

It is unusual for an all-around outdoorsman to bring pioneering accomplishments of ethical hunting and conservation to the forefront of hunters’ minds and the outdoor industry.  But Jerry Martin has definitely left his mark.

Jerry’s hunting days started at age 5 or 6, when his dad took him hunting for squirrels and chasing rabbits with beagles.  “Dad expected 50 squirrels from a box of shells,” Martin says chuckling as he reminisces about those days, “And I tried not to disappoint.”   Over the years, Jerry became an expert marksman with a rifle, compound bow, pistol, and muzzleloader.

In his hunting career, he has had dozens of trophy whitetail deer kills, several scoring over 200.  Jerry has killed dozens of Turkey Grand Slams with muzzleloader, bow and centerfire, and a few Turkey Royal Slams too.  He has hunted for all types of animals across the nation and in countries around the world.

In August 2008, Jerry was recognized for his accomplishments and inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.  This impressive honor is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a passion for the outdoors in both fishing and hunting and whose actions and high ethical standards serve as the guidelines for the entire outdoor community. 

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