Honestly, if you have never been out at night when the carp are spawning you have no idea of the numbers of these fish. You could commercially net them daily and they would still be there.Joe D said:your dad has a right to his opinion, but it doesnt mean he's right about bowfishin. as long as you are not breaking any laws, and you seem to be keeping that in mind by checking them, you are not doing anything wrong. it is a legitimate sport. and even with all the bowfisherman they wont even put a dent in the carp population. by the looks of all the posts here you would think there wouldnt be a single carp left :lol: these guys are pretty proficiant............they shoot alot of carp!