Airing on Sportsman Channel in two-part series Feb 7 – 1 p.m. ET and 14 at 1 p.m. ET
USA (Ammoland.Com) – In the summer of 2014 off the coast of California, Jeff Thomason of Predator Pursuit TV crushed the world record for arrowing a mako shark – and he filmed the entire event. On Saturday, February 7 at 1 p.m. ET, Sportsman Channel offers Part One of an exclusive two-part series look at the process of arrowing the 800-pound mako shark – and then reeling it in. Part Two – and the thrilling conclusion – resumes on February 14 at 1 p.m. ET exclusively on Sportsman Channel.
Watch a preview here: http://bit.ly/SCmakopr
“I couldn’t believe it when we were reeling this behemoth to the boat,” said Thomason. “He’s nearly 300 pounds larger than the previous record holder.”
The shark was 11 feet long and weighed 809.5 pounds. Thomason shot it with a bow and arrow attached to fishing gear. He was approximately 40 miles off the coast of California fishing with Captain “Mako” Matt, who also helped reel in the previous record holder’s shark. The meat was all donated to a local homeless shelter, according to Thomason. The previous record holder reeled in a 544-pound shark in June 2014.
The Bowfishing Association of America has verified the record.
An article with behind-the-scenes photos from the event is available in Petersen’s BOWHUNTING January/February issue and online at http://www.bowhuntingmag.com/news/world-record-mako-shark/
About Predator Pursuit:
Predator Pursuit TV hosted by Jeff Thomason is a rare blend of fast action predator hunting and educational material all rolled into one. Jeff takes viewers all over the world chasing a variety of dangerous predators. Prepare to be entertained, and informed, on different tactics to become a more successful hunter. Thomason also owns and operates Night Hunting Depot at http://nighthuntingdepot.com Learn more about the TV series and more at http://predatorpursuit.com
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