The Pro-Tracker system is the new revolutionary way to find and track big game after you have made your prize winning shot. The Pro-Tracker Transmitter connects to your favorite arrow, and you can use any tip. When you fire your arrow, the specialized Pro-Tracker equipment stays in your game. Using your handheld device, you can then find your trophy. The last thing you want to do is lose that deer or elk for which you have been searching for the past few days. Wounding a deer and never being able to find it is every hunter’s nightmare. With Pro-Tracker, your worries are over.
The best answer is… it depends. Most states do not mention the use of tracking equipment in hunting. Kentucky, Maine, New Jersey, California, and Wyoming list general hunting practices and equipment, but there is no mention of electronic tracking equipment. There are a few states that do not allow Pro-tracker. Take Colorado for instance, their laws state that, “electronic or battery-powered devices cannot be incorporated into or attached to the bow or arrow.” In this case, you would not be able to use the Pro-tracker system while hunting in Colorado. The language in Pennsylvania hunting regulations mirrors that of Colorado. In Utah the rules for hunting do not say anything about using an electronic devise on an arrow, but when you look into crossbow bolts it state that “It is unlawful for any person to: hunt any protected wildlife with a crossbow: bolt that has any chemical, explosive or electronic device attached.”
The best place to look for the rules that are specific to your state is going to your Wildlife Department’s website. There you will be able to research the rules that deal with hunting. Sometimes the regulations regarding hunting equipment can be found in the general hunting sections. Other times you will need to dip a bit deeper and look at the rules that are specific to bow and crossbow hunting. Every once in a while, your state might bury the information in a section about prohibited equipment. If reading rules is not your idea of a good use of time, you might want to visit your local department of wildlife and ask an employee. They are employed by your tax dollars and should be able to give you an answer.