Protecting the rights of Bowfishermen since 1990


Welcome to the Bowfishing Association of America, commonly referred to as the BAA. The only true national Bowfishing organization in the country.

The BAA has been around since 1990 and was originally started as a way to keep track of bowfishing tournaments in the United States. Since then the sport of bowfishing has evolved and the BAA has evolved with it. Since the advent of the internet the need to keep track of tournaments around the country is no longer an issue, this is easily done via websites and bowfishing community sites. Instead the BAA has shifted it’s focus to helping bowfishermen fight for there rights to bowfish as well as working closely with biologist and DNR to help reduce the spread of invasive fish species around the country.

Although bowfishing will never completely eradicate these invasive species, it is a proven method to help keep there numbers in check and in some instantces drastically reduce them. All the while bringing much needed money to local economies.

But any organization is only as strong as it’s member base, which is why we continually ask for and need your support to help preserve our great sport.

New for 2017

2017 Muzzy – Nashville April 29-30

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2017 BAA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BIDS Voting will be from Oct. 1 – Oct. 31, 2016 All voting will be done via paypal and will cost $5.00 per member to vote, only 1 vote per member. All money collected from votes will be added to the tournament payout. More information on voting will be posted at a […]

BAA State and World Record Application Requirements

1. All applicants must be a current member of the BAA 2. Fish must be weighed on a certified scale 3. Application must include all of the following information a. Name b. Address c. Phone Number d. Species of fish harvested e. Date Harvested f. Weight g. Length h. Girth i. State Harvested j. Picture […]