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