Bowfishing Tour New Orleans
If you are looking for thing to do in New Orleans. Maybe consider a visit to out incredible marshes. Southern Louisiana is surrounded by coastal wetlands that form a barrier between the Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf of Mexico. Although coastal wetlands are found in various places around the world, the wetlands of Louisiana form nearly 45% of all wetlands found in the southern coast of the United States, and the Gulf Coast itself harbors 60% of the coastal wetlands of the United States. Because these marshlands are so prevalent in the area, they have become very important not only as commercial seafood hubs but also as centers for local lore and legend including that of the Rougarou, a werewolf like creature that, according to Cajun legend, preys on those who venture too far into the swamp where it lives.
The wetlands are vital to Louisiana as they help filter water, control flooding, and provide safe environments for fish who thrive in the brackish waters along the coast. However, due to the abundance of manmade canals rerouting water and industries exploring the areas looking for deposits of oil and gas as well as natural causes, the marshland Louisiana once took for granted as a natural barrier between itself and the Gulf of Mexico has been disappearing at an alarming rate. About half of the United States’ original wetland habitats have disappeared in the last 200 years, and it is estimated that nearly 50 square miles of wetlands are disappearing each year from the Louisiana coast. And speaking of alligators, the American alligator, nearly extinct 50 years ago, has made a resurgence and is now a commonplace sight when one travels into the wetlands, along with snapping turtles, corn snakes, speckled king snakes, and tiger salamanders. One is also likely to see some of America’s tallest birds, including the great egret and the blue heron, while on the mars
The marshland of Louisiana also provides a protected breeding ground for various forms of seafood including shrimp, crabs, and crawfish as well as many species of fish including redfish, drum, and sheepshead that are all important to the commercial fishing industries of Louisiana. These species of fish love not only the brackish conditions of the marsh but the slow moving and shallow water covered in pockets of aquatic grass that it provides.
We cannot wait to take you out and let you experience the wonder and amazement of the Louisiana Marsh after hours. For your free no obligation quote please call today or fill out the form to your right and we hope you have a wonderful and safe visit to New Orleans and hope you would consider NBF for all your New Orleans Bowfishing needs.
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