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NO Luminock For Pope & Young!

Uploaded on December 02, 2009

I put a post in the answers page and got a few responses that matched my suprise. I read in an article last week that the use of luminock tips on you arrows disqualifies the buck for any pope and young records, also that they are illegal in some states. I dont agree that they would be considered a tracking device. More or less I use them for finding my arrows and broadheads on the ground. All my friends I have asked have said the same thing. Most have a through and through shot or a arrow hanging out is knocked off shortly after the shot. Very few have recovered a deer with the arrow still in the animal. I feel this is something we should push to try and get changed. Or at least make sure we all know about it. How sad would you be taking a 200 inch and finding out that its a great personal trophy but not eligible for state or pope and young recognition!

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Lose the lighted knock if you want to make the books. I discarded mine for lack of consistent accuracy.

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from rootju wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

All you have to do is carry more than one arrow... Leave the non-luminated on one if you are buck hunting, or not going to shoot a doe. Then when the time comes to shoot a doe... either asses the situation, if you have time switch arrows out, or if you have your mind set that you are going to shoot a doe, knock the lumenock... Worst case scenario, you have to shoot a doe with a non-luminated nock...

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

ive never used them. I just dig for my arrow when I cant find it cause its there somewhere

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from deltabuck wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Personally I would kiss that arrow goodbye if I sent one through the pump station of a book deer. I would probably be rather rattled, and hope to do that soon. I have till the end of January to arrow a Pope and Young. So i won't be using the lighted nock until somethin changes

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from Tbuckler wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I just don't see what the problem is with using them. They certainly dont help you kill a deer, the value is that they can help you determine your shot placement and recover your expensive hunting arrow, how is that tarnishing fair chase? Its not a tracking dog. I doubt that Pope & Young wants people bumping wounded deer, this can be a great tool in decieding to let the deer lay or follow it up that night. I use them and I think I will just not find my arrow if the deer is big enough. Lighted knocks are cool and fun. I made a 46 yard shot on a doe in morning light two days ago and it was really cool seeing a line of light disapear into her vitals.

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from whitetailkjf wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

my hunting partner uses them but does it count if the arrow goes through?

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from bowhunter73 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Not trying to send out the wrong message but really guys how would they have a clue you used a illuminated arrow to kill a book animal.

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from bowhunter73 wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Not trying to send out the wrong message but really guys how would they have a clue you used a illuminated arrow to kill a book animal.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Lose the lighted knock if you want to make the books. I discarded mine for lack of consistent accuracy.

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from rootju wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

All you have to do is carry more than one arrow... Leave the non-luminated on one if you are buck hunting, or not going to shoot a doe. Then when the time comes to shoot a doe... either asses the situation, if you have time switch arrows out, or if you have your mind set that you are going to shoot a doe, knock the lumenock... Worst case scenario, you have to shoot a doe with a non-luminated nock...

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from BrigMarine wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

ive never used them. I just dig for my arrow when I cant find it cause its there somewhere

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from deltabuck wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Personally I would kiss that arrow goodbye if I sent one through the pump station of a book deer. I would probably be rather rattled, and hope to do that soon. I have till the end of January to arrow a Pope and Young. So i won't be using the lighted nock until somethin changes

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from Tbuckler wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I just don't see what the problem is with using them. They certainly dont help you kill a deer, the value is that they can help you determine your shot placement and recover your expensive hunting arrow, how is that tarnishing fair chase? Its not a tracking dog. I doubt that Pope & Young wants people bumping wounded deer, this can be a great tool in decieding to let the deer lay or follow it up that night. I use them and I think I will just not find my arrow if the deer is big enough. Lighted knocks are cool and fun. I made a 46 yard shot on a doe in morning light two days ago and it was really cool seeing a line of light disapear into her vitals.

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from whitetailkjf wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

my hunting partner uses them but does it count if the arrow goes through?

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