Before you call me the worst person in the world I need to point out 3 things:
- I have no way of knowing if a Stingray is Male, Female or Pregnant when we are Bowfishing
- It is perfectly legal to Bowfish for Stingrays
- This one was shot in the wing and was set free with the babies without incident
Now that we got that out of the way... I didn't know Stringrays gave birth to live babies, I thought they hatched out of a pod. Anyway, We were out Bowfishing for Stingrays because we recently had some at a restaurant and it was delicious. When we shot this one, we put it into the live well and a few minutes later saw the little ones swimming around. We immediately put them back into the Gulf and set them free.
We did shoot another one that gave birth to 0 babies. We kept this one and I'll have a post soon about how we it was cleaned, cooked and tasted.