Luminox in Illinois

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  1. djm3808

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    It looks like lighted nocks are illegal in Illinois, can anyone confirm that? A search on the forum didn't turn up any thread on the subject. How about bow mounted cameras?

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    First I've heard them being illegal, I use them every year, but can't confirm or deny really as I don't keep up with all the new laws being passed until season actually comes around.

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    I think people get them mixed up with "electronic tracking devices" which are illegal. To my knowledge illuminated nocks do not meet that criteria.

    If they do, there's a lot of law breakers with video evidence to incriminate themselves. Haven't heard of such an incident occuring, and have never heard IDNR mention them.
     
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    If they were illegal, the BHOD crew would be in big trouble...
     
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    Thanks, that was the confusion on my part, "electronic tracking devises". not sure what those are.
     
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    Lighted nocks are not illegal in Illinois.
     
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    They used to sell, may still, a device that installed in the arrow. It could be tracked with a handheld unit. Kinda like Find My Phone.
     
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    Like lighted nocks, doesn't help on 80-90% of kills.

    For a nock, or any part of an arrow, to be trackable it would have to be detachable and barbed to ensure it gets attached to the animal a majority of the time. Then a separate electronic device would be used to locate that electronic device. At that point you would be using an electronic tracking device.
     
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    I have a IDNR buddy. They are not illegal, only true electronic tracking devices. There is no way to track a lighted knock other than your vision.


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    Wrong!


    I could use a friend that has better vision.


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    ROFL!
     
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