I charge $150 an hour for the whole group per trip, (Not $150 per person) I offer a two hour minimum but do not recommend it. Time flies (literally!) when you're hunting these fish. If you want me to bring the FX Verminator Extreme Arrow Air Gun, I have to charge $10 more an hour. If you are handicapped and can't work a bow, I'll let you use it for free. Trust me, you will want me to bring this gun. The reason I have to charge extra is because its cost is over $3000. I also have to pay to have the portable air tank filled and I have to break down the gun after every outing and clean it. This is the only bow fishing gun in existence and I'll be the first one using it for aerial bow fishing. This gun is perfect if you want to give your arm a rest from the bows and its perfect for kids and people who have a hard time working and operating the bows. This first year will be a trial year to test the guns longevity agains the rigorous wear and tear of this sport. If it works, I'm hoping to get another one and not have to charge extra.
Most groups book four to six hour trips. However, I've had groups go longer.
Marshall State Fish and Wildlife Area.
They have water and electric hookups. They do not have bath houses. This site is five miles south of where I operate in Lacon. I have had people camp there and they like it.They do not have showers here.
225 State Rt. 26
Lacon, IL 61540
Do I Need Experience?
Most of my clients have no bow experience. Once I teach you the proper technique, you'll get it figured out quickly. Combined with so many opportunities to practice lol you'll pick it up in no time. I have found that someone who bow hunts does not necessarily have an advantage over some one that does not when it comes to this sport. Sometimes bowhunters have to retrain their habits, where as those starting from scratch, often do not. For example, deer hunters always wait for that perfect shot and sometimes it is hard for them to reprogram their brain to react to the speed of this sport. In fact I found that video gamers do very well at this sport.
Can You Film My Trip?
I do not film, but I do have different GoPro attachments if you want to bring your own GoPro. Also, my buddy's aerial photography business is awesome. Contact him if you want your trip filmed here.