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Killed By bowfishing gear?
Bowfishing
Contributors to this thread:
Thujudjud 19-Aug-18
White Falcon 19-Aug-18
OkieJ 19-Aug-18
Beendare 19-Aug-18
OkieJ 19-Aug-18
Jaquomo 19-Aug-18
Shawn 19-Aug-18
wooddamon1 19-Aug-18
Tonybear61 19-Aug-18
Tonybear61 19-Aug-18
APauls 20-Aug-18
BTM 21-Aug-18
From: Thujudjud
19-Aug-18
I read somewhere a guy was killed with a kickback? when was this and how did it happen?

From: White Falcon
19-Aug-18
Not killed, but I have been hit in the leg several times. Don't bow fish anymore.

From: OkieJ
19-Aug-18
I bowfish a lot and never seen one snap back.

From: Beendare
19-Aug-18
Bowfishing for about 15 years here. I use 200# test ......never had one snap back tying off at the back and no safety slide.....but have had many break off. I've never seen a snap back....but most of the folks I know shoot 40# plus bows

From: OkieJ
19-Aug-18
There is a guy on you tube that intentionally tries to get one with a spinner reel and a retriever style and it breaks the string every time.

From: Jaquomo
19-Aug-18
I had a snap-back once and the nock stuck in my face right at the outside corner of my eye.

From: Shawn
19-Aug-18
Not bow fishing but on my annual rabbit hunt I had a bunny sitting tight at the base of a wild rose bush, I squatted down drew(recurve about 52#s) and shot, it went right thru the bunny and bounced back!! Like Lou the nock stuck just under my right eye. I stood up and arrow was hanging there. Shawn

From: wooddamon1
19-Aug-18
I had to dodge one before I knew anything about safety slides, it was my first or second practice shot ever. I thought, "Cool, look at that line spiraling away-oh sh!t!" Kinda lost interest for a few years after that ;)

From: Tonybear61
19-Aug-18
Use a safety slide, never tie to the back of the arrow only. The arrow could come back with the slide but it will be sideways.

From: Tonybear61
19-Aug-18
Use a safety slide, never tie to the back of the arrow only. The arrow could come back with the slide but it will be sideways.

From: APauls
20-Aug-18
My uncle shielded himself with his forearm and took one in the forearm. Just the tip though, would never have been near enough to penetrate.

From: BTM
21-Aug-18
A few decades ago I read about a guy who was killed by an arrow coming back on him.

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