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Offline CP

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Breadcrumb Nocks
« on: October 18, 2020, 02:58:44 PM »
What will they think of next? 
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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 03:35:40 PM »
Hmmm. Not sure where I am on this. Initial thought is I'm good with really almost anything that ethically helps recover wounded or downed game....ie tracking dogs or illuminated nocks.

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 08:12:55 AM »
Me?  Nope.  As stated, I'm all good with improving recovery.  This is not that.  This is saving $10 on an arrow.  This is increased gimmickry.   

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 08:23:27 AM »
I'm locked in the stone age and am not aware of this breadcrumb stuff.

What's the down side to recovering an animal or arrow?

What down side is there?

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 09:24:45 AM »
I'm for it, I agree that you will likely have to be very close anyway, but it would certainly help with recovering arrows and the less broadheads laying on the forest floor the better.  It does nothing to increase the number of animals shot except for an argument that people might take more questionable shots which I don't really agree with.

It would also be helpful for grouse arrows which have the tendency to flip up at weird angles and disappear into bushes or even target arrows that miss and disappear under the grass.

I did see a YouTube where a guy was using trad gear and a very long, tiny string that he used to track it.  It was pretty cool, kind of like a cross between hunting and fishing.

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2020, 09:34:31 AM »
Itís probably not something Iíd pay for, but it doesnít improve a hunters odds in taking an animal, so Iím not against it.

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 09:49:11 AM »
My thoughts are that it would improve the tracking of an animal only if the arrow is still with the animal.  Most likely that will not happen.  It would really only be for the recovery of the arrow. 

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 10:06:42 AM »
I had not heard of it but I am not opposed.  Probably won't be buying or using it but I'm with Stein......What is the downside of recovering a arrow with a broadhead on it that could do harm to other humans or animals?  And if the animal is hit, and the arrow happens to remain with the animal.....isn't it better to recover it and tag it (on the small chance that this could help with that) verses the animal lying dead and wasted?

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2020, 11:58:16 AM »
Would you feel the same about a GPS transmitter in the back of the arrow?

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2020, 03:43:23 PM »
I can see some value here. Maybe not.   Finding your arrow after hitting an animal is more about what the arrow tells me about the hit and less about just getting back $15.00 to $30.00 bucks worth of arrow.  Good frothy blood vs liver or gut... you know.   In my experience if an arrow doesn't pass thru an animal but stays in.... It doesn't usually stay in for long.  They usually break off whatever is hanging outside the body and that  broken off part can tell you a lot about your hit. Thing is that broken off arrow can be hard to find ...  This trackable nock may help in some situations like that.   My 2 cents

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2020, 08:52:17 AM »
An argument against these type of nocks is that hunters may be more prone to take questionable shots, or use lower poundage setups to try and make the arrow stay in the animal and allow them to follow said animal for a second shot. So instead of the deer getting away, the hunter follows and kills it.

Personally I think itís a bad argument, but thatís one of the things Iíve heard people say as a con to this type of thing.

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2020, 06:26:54 PM »
 :yeah:!!!!!!!!

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2020, 07:17:33 PM »
Yeah, but I could make the same argument about compound bows, it only encourages people to make longer shots. 

Personally, I can't imagine someone aiming for bone in hopes the arrow won't fall out, but then again humanity disappoints on a regular basis.

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Re: Breadcrumb Nocks
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2020, 10:02:35 AM »
Gadget madness.  Would like to put more "arc" back in archery....but it's never going to happen.

 


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