ELKHART, Ind. (AP) - A northern Indiana man who allegedly shot a
42-inch-long muskie with a bow and arrow could face formal charges for
killing the fish.
Twenty-three-year-old Cory Barnett of Elkhart was cited by State
Conservation officers with taking a game fish by an illegal method. The
Elkhart County prosecutorís office is considering whether to formally charge
Barnett in the incident.
The Elkhart Truth reports Barnett allegedly shot the fish May 4 in an
Elkhart park and then took it to an out-of-state taxidermist to have it
The state Department of Natural Resources recovered the fish for its
Bow fishing is a legal fishing method in Indiana, but the only fish that may
be kept while bow fishing are suckers, carp, gar, bowfin, buffalo or shad.