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Lighted Nocks
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:59:04 AM »
So, we debated this topic ad nauseam on here and they were used last season.  I hear we did not see a statistical increase in hunter success attributable to lighted nocks.  Did anyone else notice the world stopped turning or other effects of lighted nock legality?
« Last Edit: March 17, 2014, 01:46:21 PM by popeshawnpaul »

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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 11:20:16 AM »
 :stirthepot:
I don't really care what the other person uses.
I did notice the debate itself quieted down...
Wont know the harvest reports until they get posted,  :dunno:
probably only more wounded animals, but at least they got their arrows back  :chuckle:
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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 02:12:58 PM »
Useless in my opinion.  We had so many bow hunters wrapped up in the cool factor of lighted nocks and trying to make them legal when we should have been fighting for our seasons back.

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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 08:50:27 PM »
Useless in my opinion.  We had so many bow hunters wrapped up in the cool factor of lighted nocks and trying to make them legal when we should have been fighting for our seasons back.

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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 08:59:37 PM »
 :tup: I am going to try them this year. I couldn't find my pass through arrow last season. I think a lighted nock would have helped me find it. I want it back.

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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 09:06:06 PM »
Useless in my opinion.  We had so many bow hunters wrapped up in the cool factor of lighted nocks and trying to make them legal when we should have been fighting for our seasons back.
Yeah, and the forum has been blown up with thread after thread after thread of fighting to get those seasons back since the nock debate ended too huh. :chuckle:

 If the archery season issue was that high a priority for you and the rest of those that predicted the immanent destruction of archery hunting with the legality of luminoks, then why has there not been a ongoing discussion/thread regarding seasons since then? :chuckle:
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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 09:41:57 PM »
:fire.:

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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 09:49:59 PM »
1 thread down.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=148285
One thread with 24 replies since the luminok passing, ok. :tup: 
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Lighted Nocks
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 10:11:52 PM »
That thread is a month old. It's unfortunate that season setting issues take a back seat to the lighted nock non-issue. Archery elk hunters get screwed every year with their non-rut spot and stalk hunting seasons but they can now hunt with lighted nocks.
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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 10:17:26 PM »

1 thread down.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=148285
One thread with 24 replies since the luminok passing, ok. :tup:
You're saying that's the only thread on here re: archery seasons in the last 12 months?
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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2014, 07:34:29 AM »
Useless in my opinion.  We had so many bow hunters wrapped up in the cool factor of lighted nocks and trying to make them legal when we should have been fighting for our seasons back.
Yeah, and the forum has been blown up with thread after thread after thread of fighting to get those seasons back since the nock debate ended too huh. :chuckle:

 If the archery season issue was that high a priority for you and the rest of those that predicted the immanent destruction of archery hunting with the legality of luminoks, then why has there not been a ongoing discussion/thread regarding seasons since then? :chuckle:
I'm not for or against them being legal I don't really care one way or another.  I think most archery guys had their priorities mixed up lighted nocks or better season I'd rather see better seasons.

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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2014, 11:01:23 AM »

1 thread down.

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=148285
One thread with 24 replies since the luminok passing, ok. :tup:
You're saying that's the only thread on here re: archery seasons in the last 12 months?
Not at all, just pointing out the fact that the "lighted nock arguement" was used at nauseum, suggesting that we don't have our seasons back because lighted nocks distracted archery hunters focus. My point is, nocks have not been a discussion since, and yet there is very little discussion about what was supposed to be such a dire topic, our seasons.

 I agree the season discussion is important, but don't use the lighted nock debate as a excuse why the seasons are shorter/changed and distracting focus.

 Lighted nocks had nothing to do with the season setting changes for archers, maybe east side modern guys should be blaming them for getting their season cut in half too.
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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2014, 10:03:02 AM »
I don't get the point of this discussion other then a attempt at "I told you so".  Instead how about concentrating on season improvement rather then new toys that don't really matter anyway. 

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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2014, 07:43:53 PM »
I am going to run them this season, same reason as most, lost a pass thru arrow.  At $25 an arrow I would like a chance in the thick stuff here on the Westside.  As far as getting our hunt dates back, I think it has been stated well that archery hunters are outnumbered 3/4 to 1 here in Washington and the state is making too much money off the permit sales for the rifle rut hunts.  I would love to see a later date but as long as the State doesn't see it the way we do then all we can do is try.  What is sad is that money talks louder in most instances than the people who are affected.

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Re: Lighted Nocks
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 11:30:30 PM »
I don't see the correlation between season changes and equipment changes. Apples and oranges. Both fit in the fruit bowl.

 

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