Post by Hardcorehunter on Nov 17, 2006 21:40:44 GMT -5
Came across this product and was intriuged. When you shoot a deer a micro chip gets implanted into the deer allowing you to use a handheld antenna to track the deer. Maybe the only way to track a poorly shot deer with no blood trail that is sure to die. I posted in this section because it attaches to a broadhead.
seems like a startup company. I am not real impressed with the "Bug" you have to attach to your arrow. I don't doubt it works, but it looks a little clumsy to be touting around a huge antennae while you hunt just in case you shoot a deer that doesn't drop within a hundred yards but might have dropped in 150 yds. I don't think I would buy it because the range isn't what it should be. I would like to see a bug that is useful up to a 1/2 mile (800 yds). That is the insurance I would be looking for. I know a 150 yard radius is a pretty big circle, but with terrain the signal drops much fast than that I would imagine.
A cool idea that might need a little more work. Be on the lookout for imitation products with better performance in the next year or two.
Bigger battery in the bug will probably give you better range with this product, but would make this product less appealing to the consumer because of the greater weight on the arrow.
it would probably be hard to shoot your bow for practice and then have to practice with the weight difference as well with the device attached. unless they have something you can attach to the broadhead that mimics the actual product so you can practice with that...
“I’m a carnivore, I am a member of the NRA, whatever I kill I eat…” Brock Lesnar... Holds true for me too
Post by Hardcorehunter on Nov 20, 2006 21:29:55 GMT -5
They do have "practice" bugs that attach to your arrow. I agree about the range. In a few years the technology will probably be a bit more efficient. Anything that helps recover a deer that may die and go to waste is a good product in my book.
I could use something like that. I'm red/green color blind and have a very difficult time picking-up blood in the woods. Most of the time I can not find blood even after punching both lungs w/ a rifle.... one time I shot one with a 300gr sabot out of my ML (hit both lungs and the top of the heart, the bullet exited).... I found hair but no blood. My buddy came over and started pointing the blood out to me ... it was literally everywhere, there was a piece of lung on the tree behind the deer I could not tell was bloody. He said it looked like someone spilled buckets of blood, I could see it only after he pointed it out, it blended right in for me. I’ve never been able to track by blood, only by the leaves being messed up buy them running and by smell (I know it sounds funny, but I can sometimes smell them)