Confessions of a Hunter: Nosey Cottonmouth

By Andy Anderson

The cottonmouth can be aggressive at times, chasing people, climbing into boats of the unsuspecting fisherman or casting absolute fear into the hearts of a swimmer in the water. I have never personally liked snakes, but I tolerate them.

Since I started bowfishing regularly, I often take my son, Clay. I set him up with a bow he could draw back and took him out. We saw a lot of fish, and he took several shots, but the bow was just too weak to even penetrate a fish; the arrows would bounce right off. I spoke with a good friend of mine about it, and he brought over a customized crossbow pistol for Clay to try. It didn’t take but one practice shot to see Clay regain his confidence and express his enthusiasm about going bowfishing again, as soon as possible.

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