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Thread: Bow sight light, legal or not?

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    Default Bow sight light, legal or not?

    I might know a guy who has a copper jon sight on his Kodiak Outdoors. He really likes the sight. I might have heard of a guy with the same setup who also has a little tiny light that screws into that copper jon sight making the pins glow like crazy. Question though. Is that considered an artificial light source?? It doesnt illuminate the target at all, just the pins. Why would this be different than some really efficient fiber optic sight that would use natural light but in an amplified condition to make the pins glow????? Like most on the market do.

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    " You May Not use electronic devices or lights attached to the bow, arrow, or arrowhead with the exception of a non-illuminiating camera or lighted knock on the end of the arrow."

    This statement is on page 16 Big Game Hunting Regulations as well as page 17 Restricted Weapons Hunts Regulations.

    Sorry, but no! It is both an electronic device and a light.

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    Ill sure tell the guy the deal ;-)

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    Glad you brought this up......I already knew the answer to the sights question, but dave's answer also answered the Luma-nocks question. Seems they would be alright. I'd been wondering about them for a few days now, but hadn't had a chance to look it up

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    This can be interperted a million wayes. its just like a "barbed broadhead" I know many including myself who use G5 Montec broadheads, which is by book definition considered "barbed" Ive never needed to use a light on my bow other than shooting inside but I think this is a dead horse that we could beat for a long time.
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    If you look at the link below, it is the same picture used by AK and many states to define what is barbed and not. Third picture to the right looks very much like the G5 and it looks legal according to the chart. I doubt if anyone would question you.

    http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/d...de/broadhd.gif

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