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Thoughts on the "protracker" for bow hunters


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#1 Male OFFLINE   JHbowhunter

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Posted 06/13/17 - 03:22 PM

A detachable device with a big barbed hook that shears off your arrow and stays in your game, allowing you to radio track it.

 

https://pro-tracker.com/

 

I had to laugh at this statement -

 

"The Carrier and Transmitter weigh 100 grains. It’s groundbreaking design screws into the shaft, keeping the majority of the mass in the center of the arrow at the front of the shaft. The added weight gives the arrow more kinetic energy to penetrate deeper into your animal. Its location also helps keep the arrow balanced and allows the arrow to rotate to keep your shot true to your target. When your bow is drawn the carrier raises the arrow about 2 mm to help compensate for the additional weight. The system comes with practice dummies so you can make sure you’re pins are set correctly to be accurate with the system, you will not be disappointed with how the system affects your accuracy."

 

How is it giving you more kinetic energy when it requires energy to shear off the pin so that the transmitter sticks in the animal, thus leaving that "extra weight" on the outside of the animal and not driving all the way through the animal...?

 

 

 

For now, I am gonna stick with razor sharp fixed blades, and focus on SHOT PLACEMENT, and my continual goal of "drop in sight, no blood trail required", but at least having a good blood trail to fall back on.

 

Is the barbed device even legal in most states?

 

P&Y will not allow the use of such a device for any book entries...


Edited by JHbowhunter, 06/13/17 - 03:23 PM.


#2 Male OFFLINE   Zipper

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Posted 06/13/17 - 03:33 PM

What no drone included to track and video your deer? Sounds like this product is lacking.
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Posted 06/13/17 - 03:34 PM

I think millennial hunters might like the whole "techy" thing, but I'm with you, I'd rather practice perfect shot placement with a good sharp broadhead and just watch'em fall over.
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#4 Male OFFLINE   Haskell_Hunter

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Posted 06/13/17 - 03:37 PM

Does it come with a reel so I can reel 'um in after I hook n' barb them?  Is 40# test good enough for NJ deer?


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Posted 06/13/17 - 03:44 PM

Does it come with a reel so I can reel 'um in after I hook n' barb them?  Is 40# test good enough for NJ deer?

40# test? Only if you have the drag set right!
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Posted 06/13/17 - 03:56 PM

40# test? Only if you have the drag set right!

 

I knew I should have paid more attention to the fishing posts here....


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Posted 06/13/17 - 03:57 PM

No need for gadgets if you shoot rages
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#8 Male OFFLINE   JerseyJaysTaxidermy

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Posted 06/13/17 - 04:01 PM

You're gonna NEED a GPS device if you shoot an arrow with that turd on the front
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That being said...
I'll take 6.

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Posted 06/13/17 - 04:04 PM

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Edited by Nomad, 06/13/17 - 04:21 PM.

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#10 Male OFFLINE   3 Blade

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Posted 06/13/17 - 04:19 PM

Anyone who needs this should not be allowed to hunt!
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Posted 06/13/17 - 04:28 PM

Funny that you posted this Jack. I do know someone that had one like that years ago and shot a buck. He tracked the buck a few days. The funny this is that while tracking the buck he came up on a buck and shot it thinking it was the one he hit days before. Wasn't the same buck. Lol. He sad he learned a lot following the bucks movement for a couple weeks before the tracker died. This was not a GPS tracker. This he could ping the tracker if he got with in a certain distance of it. Was different and that was over 20 years ago.

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Posted 06/13/17 - 04:30 PM

As someone who works in technology it sounds really cool that being said it will always fail at the worst possible time.
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Posted 06/13/17 - 05:36 PM

No need for gadgets if you shoot rages

 

I would actually screw a rage on my shaft before this contraption.... Hurt me to say that....



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Posted 06/13/17 - 05:42 PM

$500., and another $100 for a new transmitter every time you still can't recovery the poorly shot deer.   :bonk:  Barbed hook, putting a transmitter on a deer, so wrong.  I'd risk getting changed, and taking my dog for a walk on a 6ft leash, first.  



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Posted 06/13/17 - 06:15 PM

just imagine, hit a buck that would have survived, and now he's alive and well with a homing device, just in time for 6 day!!!


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Posted 06/13/17 - 06:23 PM

Just saw the video on Facebook. I think some people will take a poor shot knowing they can track the game, I wouldn't purchase it


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Posted 06/13/17 - 06:30 PM

I would actually screw a rage on my shaft before this contraption.... Hurt me to say that....


You have come a long way Jack.
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Posted 06/13/17 - 07:25 PM

just imagine, hit a buck that would have survived, and now he's alive and well with a homing device, just in time for 6 day!!!

  Non vital hit and now he has a tracking device on him.  Let the games begin!!!


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Posted 06/13/17 - 07:35 PM

  Non vital hit and now he has a tracking device on him.  Let the games begin!!!

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Posted 06/13/17 - 07:45 PM

years ago we had something similar. had a hook that would come off arrow when you hit a deer. each hook came with a chip. when you hit a deer you would take the chip and lay it on the ground for 5 min so it could pick up a electrical field of the hook then put the chip in a antenna. as you walk it will point to the hook. well my bro shot a buck and we watched it go in a thicket. when we used the antenna it pointed in the opposite dirrection accross the road. we put that thing away and didnt use it again because we saw which way it went and it wasent accross the street. well we didnt find the buck. a week later i was hunting the other side of the street and there was his deer with the hook in it. if we would of followed the antenna we would of found it that night


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