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Hunting with the aide of

Hunting with the aide of artificial light is illegal in most states, I'm not sure if the lumeknock falls into that catigory. The lumeknocks sure work great on camera though. lots of great shots on youtube with them.

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I like them b/c I haven't had

I like them b/c I haven't had any issues with them. Helped me find a buck I shot last year. The second I released the arrow, he turned slightly. So the arrow him hit a little forward and more of an angle. Just caught one lung. Of course it was at last light, therefore it helped to be able to watch the nock as he ran away. I had a general direction which was good b/c he didn't bleed for the first 30 yds. After that the blood was intermitten, but as I tracked him I would look up to see if I could see the nock. Sure enough, not 5o more yds and I could see the nock sticking up in the air.  Walked straight to him.

Then came the hard part, getting him out of the thicket in the dark without a light, by myself. You know what I did. I stuck the arrow in the ground and the nock became my "lighthouse."  They helped me.

Goose, they're illegal in Co? Why?

Critter, I still have some of the string and put it on the bow if I feel like it may rain b4 I get down or after I shoot a buck. Never used though. I have a buddy that's used it. We walked straight to the deer.

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I see the value that they

I see the value that they have especially in setting up a bow and being able to see what the arrow is doing during flight. The price tag has kept me from even thinking of using them though.

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I've thought about trying

I've thought about trying them, but I have never used them yet. I really don't see the need for them.

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Good point, SOBLE. It helps

Good point, SOBLE. It helps with follow through. It's easier to watch the arrow all the way to the target.

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Go to this site

Go to this site http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMqLT-4ezzk&feature=related

A friend of mine we did a couple of each color. Lot cheaper to make than to buy and work great

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Thanks for posting the link.

Thanks for posting the link. I will definitely try this out.Thumbs up

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An up date on the ones you

An up date on the ones you make yourself. And this might happen to the ones you buy. But I found that after about 50 shots you will want to recheck your nock. They will turn just a bit on you and you will have to reajust if not your arrow might hit your rest and throw your shot.

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I'd use them, IF I hunted with a bow

groundhog wrote:

Do you use lumenoks or some other lighted nock and what do you think of them?

I like using them but when it comes to hunting I kind of shy away from them for 2 reasons the first is if I shot a book animal with a lighted nock its not eligible, the second is they slow my arrow down, I know its not much but if your not practicing with them all the time it could mean a missed shot.

I have used them at targets and I have to think that they would make it much easier to find teh arrow and possibly to find game when teh arrow is imbedded.  As noted above they also make it much easier (at least for me) to see if the arrow hits where it is aimed and that is well worth paying for in my humble opinion.

All that said - I don't archery hunt any more because I much prefer my game to die quickly and within sight.  I just HATE losing an animal and I think far more get lost with arrow hits than with bullet hits.  I'm not saying that archery hunting is wrong, maybe I'm just not good at it, but it is not for me.

 

 

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