I read with dismay the opposition to allowing bow hunters the use of a lighted nock on an arrow. Two things that jump out is that the so called Montana Bow Hunter’s Association continues to fool the gen-eral public that they represent most bow hunters. They do not. From the rigid positions they’ve taken in the past they’ve outted themselves as a group of self-righteous zealots pushing their narrow view that it’s only hunting if you use the most primitive tools possible. Bet these same “cavemen” that gloat about chipping their own grossly inaccurate arrowheads also wear camo clothing. But they did pick an effec-tive name for themselves.
Secondly that with all the challenges we’re facing, from an overbearing government hell-bent on stealing more freedom everyday to economic policies that do nothing but expand poverty, that people actually take the time to testify to oppose a measure that does absolutely nothing to alter the act of hunting nor give the hunter any greater advantage in making a humane shot. Montana has mounds of some of the dumbest restrictions in all of America’s outdoors. Is there really harm in eliminating just one meaningless rule?