Of all the equipment a bow hunter utilizes, among the most overlooked items are nocks. A nock sits on the tail of an arrow and connects the arrow to the draw string. When you buy your arrows for bow hunting from an archery supplies store in Central Point, OR, there are standard nocks for each arrow. In states where lighted nocks are legal, an aftermarket lighted nock can be used. Lighted nocks have a small button that, when the arrow is fired from the bow, is depressed which causes the entire nock to brightly light up with a LED, often times in red, blue or green.
For a variety of reasons, lighted nocks are currently illegal in the state of Oregon, although this may not last much longer. In states like Montana and Colorado, the use of lighted nocks has been a hotly contested issue. Many bow hunting enthusiasts find many benefits from using lighted nocks and have pushed legislators to change the laws. Perhaps in the near future you too will be allowed to use lighted nocks, and they quickly will become available at archery supply stores in Central Point, OR.
What are lighted nocks good for?
Many enthusiasts claim that using lighted nocks is beneficial. For them, the lighted nock helps with accuracy, since it provides a better ability to track a particular shot. More importantly it enables hunters to track the animals they targeted with greater ease. This can help ensure that no animal is killed without eventually being found by the hunter. Shooting arrows with lighted nocks can also be a lot easier to find, especially for a night on the archery range.
Meanwhile, detractors of the lighted nock claim it takes the “primitive” aspect out of the sport, wary of any new technologies that impede on tradition. More specific claims are that lighted nocks are less ethical, and that shooting with a lighted nock is more difficult, thus lowering accuracy.
Considering trying lighted nocks yourself
What is clear is that both sides have some pretty strong arguments. Traditionalists, at least for now, have ensured that lighted nocks are not allowed for shooting in the state of Oregon, but those seeking to use lighted nocks may see this changed in the coming years. A great idea for any archer or bow hunter is to try using lighted nocks in a state where they are legal. This way, an archer can cut through all the arguments on either side and see for themselves how well the lighted nock works.
Remember to choose a lighted nock with a bright light and to take some extra time getting used to the difference in shooting with a light at the end of the arrow. You may discover that the light helps you correct your shot and ultimately improves your archery experience. On the other hand, you may find the heavier tip takes away from your shot and that overall the lighted nock is just a gimmick that detracts from the greatness of archery. Either way, your local archery supplies store in Central Point, OR hopes to keep you informed on any updates in the lighted nocks debate.