Carbon Express Arrows
New bow hunting device
Massachusetts
Contributors to this thread:
bowhhunter33 29-Nov-17
Wardens Worry 29-Nov-17
Wardens Worry 29-Nov-17
Wardens Worry 29-Nov-17
Belchertown Bowman 29-Nov-17
Bones1918 29-Nov-17
MA_Bowhunter 29-Nov-17
MA_Bowhunter 29-Nov-17
Jebediah 29-Nov-17
captain 29-Nov-17
PublicLandHunter 29-Nov-17
UrbanHunter 29-Nov-17
spike78 29-Nov-17
bowhhunter33 30-Nov-17
DNanks 02-Dec-17
EwadeZ7X 05-Dec-17
Jebediah 05-Dec-17
Belchertown Bowman 05-Dec-17
From: bowhhunter33
29-Nov-17
A few years ago I had the idea of creating a trackable bluetooth arrow knock to find arrows that get lost or buried. Unfortunately I slept on that idea and it is now a reality. I have a new idea for something similar and I don't want the idea to go to waste. How interested would everyone be if they had a device that would not interfere with arrow flight but would detach upon impact and allow them to track their deer? This device would work regardless if the shot was a pass through or not. I know a lot of people aren't interested in adding more gadgets to buy just to go hunting, but I feel that this would make recovering a deer that would otherwise be impossible to find that much easier. The majority of people on here make great shots but there are a lot of posts about deer that are never found. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

29-Nov-17
I've seen a product similar to what you describe. Called Pro-Tracker, I think.

29-Nov-17
I've seen a product similar to what you describe. Called Pro-Tracker, I think.

29-Nov-17
I've seen a product similar to what you describe. Called Pro-Tracker, I think.

29-Nov-17
If they would just legalize my Deer Hunting Harpoon gun we would be all set,.. after the hit you could reel them in like a fish! Imagine like a 4 hour struggle to land em,..

PS this was a joke folks,..

From: Bones1918
29-Nov-17
Actually B-town the deer harpoon gun is on the market. It's called the airbow - I think Benjamin or Gamo makes it. I'll venture to guess that it's not legal in the people's republic of Massachusetts

From: MA_Bowhunter
29-Nov-17
Bones, you are right. Mass abstracts say: HUNTING PROHIBITIONS • Airbows: No person shall use or have in his possession or under his control while hunting any arrow gun or any firearm or other device which projects or propels an arrow, dart or bolt by gunpowder, compressed air, or by any other means except by the flexing and release of a bow string.

From: MA_Bowhunter
29-Nov-17
bowhhunter33,

I'd be interested, but it would depend on the cost. Do i really want to fling a really expensive device out into the woods, with a chance the arrow will hit a rock or something and break it? Probably not.

From: Jebediah
29-Nov-17
Ha! Not too long ago I had a similar idea. Great minds think alike. Yes that "Pro Tracker" thing is pretty much it. $500, pretty steep.

From: captain
29-Nov-17
I think we all have thought of that one that was on my mind years ago but never did anything with it thats like i was thinking of a food plot mat just put it down and water it no sooner was thinking of it when it came out on the market

29-Nov-17
So, conceptually, how would the delivery of the tracker/traceable chip work? I would guess it would need to penetrate partially to avoid falling off the hair or skin. Also it would need to be near or on the head of the arrow. If the arrow doesn't pass through, and the device is at the rear of the shaft, a broken off arrow would ruin the recovery.

The idea is great. The swamps and briar fields I hunt make tracking and recovery a real challenge

From: UrbanHunter
29-Nov-17
d idnt they have a line that ties to arrow years ago? not to reel them in but just follow the string.... it wouldn't work if arrow fell out and I am sure it affects flight....

From: spike78
29-Nov-17
Urban I never understood the string. Wouldn’t a deer running 30 mph snap the string around trees? I remember watching a Dan Fitzgerald movie with the string. Also remember the arrow that you shoot that drops deer lure as it flys? I wonder if those are still around.

From: bowhhunter33
30-Nov-17
The device I am working on will be up front near the broadhead. I have the mechanical part 3d modeled. Next step is the electronics and maybe a prototype to test on some targets. Being halfway through engineering school is finally doing something for me!

From: DNanks
02-Dec-17
https://forsalebyinventor.com/products/portfolio-item/an-arrow-bolt-tracking-device/

From: EwadeZ7X
05-Dec-17
No offense, but its called hunting for a reason. You seek the quarry, arrow it, and then track it....eliminates alot of the sport if you can just follow a blip on the screen.

From: Jebediah
05-Dec-17
I think the chip is a good idea. However, it occurs to me that one reason for opposing it would be if it encouraged taking questionable shots. I guess lighted nocks and tracking dogs could be in this category also.

05-Dec-17
OMG what next,.. ?

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