Adventures in Bow Hunting: Busted Shoulder and a Trophy Kill

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Grass Carp

  • bow
  • 20 lbs
  • 32
    body length (in)
  • public
    land type
  • Mike's avatar

    Ugh, get well and back on them!

  • Jim's avatar

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  • David's avatar

    Nice fish 🐟🐠

  • Justin's avatar

    Might be a great time to get trapping gear ready? I’ve got traps to paint, and wax dirt to make

  • Justin's avatar

    Get well soon by the way 👍

  • David's avatar

    Nice one. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

  • Gerald's avatar

    But how? The fish fought hard enough to twist your shoulder around? I'm sorry to hear that happened but hope it's minor and heals up quick!

  • Kaitlin's avatar

    @Gerald I had some impingement already from overuse. I had been going out every other day for a few weeks and didn’t take a break when I should have so all it took was one weird maneuver during the fight when this fish took a dive under the boat and that was enough to strain my tendons.

  • Gerald's avatar

    @Kaitlin oh man that sucks.. definitely a smart move to rest it up good and let it heal up completely before getting back in use.. don't forget to ice it down to help with muscle and tendon recovery!

  • Kaitlin's avatar

    @M Conroy Hey guess what! I did eat it! Every single once I’ve shot so far has been eaten, actually. But even if I didn’t, there is not a single carp species that is native to the US and they are all highly destructive invasive species. So in no way is removing them from the water “senseless BS.”

  • Justin's avatar

    @Kaitlin I was going to ask if you made fish oil from them for trapping but eating them is good to. My Grandpa used to pressure cook then smoke them. Good stuff right there.

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Kaitlin L

North Carolina

There was never a tradition of hunting and fishing in my family, but I grew up loving the outdoors. Over the years, I’ve taught myself how to hunt and trap on local game lands and how to fish local lakes, rivers, beaches, and marshes. Now, I’m working hard to learn more so I can chase my passion around the world.

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