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Annual Director's Shoot State Bowfishing Championship is July 19-20 on Illinois River

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACTS:
Chris Young
217-557-1240
Annual Director's Shoot State Bowfishing Championship is July 19-20 on Illinois River
Day and nighttime competitions planned; Competitors remove thousands of Asian carp from river
UTICA, IL � The Bowfishing Association of Illinois, in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Natural Recourses (IDNR), will host the annual Directors Shoot/Innerloc State Bowfishing Championships July 19-20 on the Illinois River at Starved Rock State Park near Utica.

The daytime portion of the tournament will be held from 5 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 19, and will consist of a Big 6 Daytime Championship, an Invasive Numbers competition, and many big and small fish competitions.  The nighttime fishing championships start at 8 p.m. on July 19 and end at 5 a.m. on July 20, and will consist of a Big 30 weight championship and an Invasive Numbers competition.

The tournament has become a popular mid-summer event for bowfishing anglers, and has helped remove tens of thousands of invasive Asian carp from the Illinois River each year.

�The Big 6 will have a minimum $1,000 payout, and there will be many great prizes for the fish competitions including bows, Texas bowfishing trips, gift cards, and much more,� said Bowfishing Association of Illinois President Ed Devries.

The entry fee for the event is only $30 per participant, which includes a free lunch between shoots and a large array of door prizes.

For registration and more information, contact BAI President Ed Devries at eddevries@illinoisbowfishing.net


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