This soon-to-be Michigan record black buffalo might make you want to try bowfishing.
Sage Colegrove was bowfishing on the Grand River, located in middle part of Michigan outside of Muskegon, on April 12 when he released the arrow that struck his potential state record black buffalo.
Colegrove was fishing with a friend, who actually spotted the fish, when he fired his first arrow. In fact, the fish was so big, he had to shoot it again.
Colegrove’s new record black buffalo tipped the scales at 44.54 pounds. The current record sits at 41.25 pounds, also taken on the Grand River just last year.
DNR fisheries biologist, Rich O’Neal, actually weighed the fish. From here, several steps have to take place before the Colegrove fish can become official.
“After we receive the application, there is a process that needs to be completed before it is a confirmed record,” said O’Neal. “State records are not confirmed until the process is complete.”
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