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What is your opinion of using lighted nocks in archery hunting large game?

Recently a friend of mine in Colorado told me of this apparently huge hunting issue and I am curious on how the rest of the hunting community responds.

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Ken Bass II

Ken Bass II

What was the issue? Personally I think of them more as a novelty unless you are filming your hunt. They are expensive too (about $8-$10 a piece around here regardless of brand). They are pretty cool looking though!
John Jackson

John Jackson

From what I am to understand, someone somewhere who influences the game laws in Colorado thinks that they give an undue advantage to the hunter. For me, while I don't use them, I can see them being beneficial in finding lost arrows (probably mine) as well as helping in locating fallen game in low light. Other than that, I would think that the light would reduce your advantage of concealment.
Ken Bass II

Ken Bass II

I can't see how they would give you an unfair advantage. They only turn on when the arrow is released, and up until this year with the blue and pink versions hitting it big I thought wildlife were not able to easily see the red spectrum of lights which is why a lot of people (including predator hunters) focus mainly on red spot lights and head lamps?
Battle  Scraps

Battle Scraps

Whoever thinks lighted nocks give you an advantage in hunting is completely and utterly wrong (and maybe ignorant). Since when would it be an advantage to understand where you "hit" an animal before you go after it. The whole point of hunting is to kill, recover, and use(eat) the animal. Once the arrow flies you've already wounded, killed, or missed the animal, regardless of the nocks ability.

Lighted nocks don't attract deer in, they don't make your arrow fly faster or better, they don't have heat seeking capabilities to make sure you hit your target, they don't help conceal you in a tree, they don't eliminate your odor, the flashing light doesn't hypnotize animals(or does it) as it flies toward them as Ken pointed out they only turn on in flight AFTER you've sent the arrow to its fate, good or bad, and lets see I could continue to sound rediculous... just like whoever said they give an unfair advantage in hunting...but I should probably accomplish things today:)

Plus, First time I used a light nock, I missed my deer and the nock hardly light up, some advantage. It was me, not the nock, who screwed that up, and the same would be true for every animal I DO kill using a lighted nock, I'm the advantage. - Peter
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