Oldest Bowfishing Association in the World!
The Texas Bowfishing Association (TBA) is dedicated to the promotion and protection of our rapidly growing sport.
Please help us keep this great sport open to all, for years to come, by becoming a member today.
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Platinum Sponsors
This section is used to recognize our Platinum sponors. They go the extra mile supporting the organization and making sure that bowfishing stays recognized as a great way to harvest fish.
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TPWD Rules & Facts
  1. What is needed before you go bowfishing?
    A freshwater, saltwater, or all-water license package is required to bow fish in Texas Public waters. No additional stamp or license is required. You don't need a fish license if you are: - Under 17 years of age - A Texas resident born before January 1, 1931 A hunting license is required to harvest turtles and frogs.
  2. Grass Carp Permits
    You must immediately remove the intestines from tilapia, grass carp, or any other fish listed as harmful or potentially harmful, except on those waters where a valid Triploid Grass Carp Permit is in effect. In those waters, it is illegal to possess grass carp. Any grass carp caught must be immediately returned to the water unharmed. For a list of waters with a Triploid Grass Carp Permit, please see: www.tpwd.texas.gov/gcpermits
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