The Game Vector is out to a make a 100% game recovery rate a possibility.
Bow hunting is a sport of inexact science, chalk full of unexpected scenarios and unpredictable conditions. This is why even the most experienced hunter has lost a shot animal or at the very least not been able to find it before it has spoiled.
What is surprising is that while there is so much innovation around the other elements of the sport there has been so little innovation when it comes to tracking deer after the shot. Now, however we are starting to see new technologies appear to address this concern. One of those companies that has established itself as an innovator in this field is Iron Mountain Products, the creators of the Game Vector – Game Recovery System.
This revolutionary new product is designed specifically for bow hunters in locating mortally wounded game when traditional tracking techniques fall short. The unit itself consists of a miniature transmitter which is attached to your arrow. The transmitter which has been named the HideRider, is light, only 65 grains, aerodynamic, and totally balanced. It is also compatible with most arrows and any broadhead or expandable on the market.
Upon impact with your quarry the HideRider transmitter will release from your arrow and begin transmitting a tracking signal. This signal is advertised to last 48-72 hours after the shot and can be read from up to two miles away. This is when the hunter utilizes the second part of the Game Vector unit, the receiver. The receiver is a gun shaped device that will alert you to the direction of the transmitter when pointed in the correct direction. To think you can completely avoid that sick feeling of not being able to locate an animal is awesome and truly a bow hunting game changer.
Now for the downside, the current model of HideRider transmitter is designed only for vertical bows. While the transmitter fits on most crossbow bolts, the faster acceleration when shot from a crossbow may cause it to prematurely detach from the bolt. You can still try to use the vertical bow transmitter but this isn’t recommended and will void your product warranty. On the bright side there is a crossbow model in development and introduced, the Crossbow HideRider will fit all bolt sizes and types.
I know when it does I’ll be trying it out and posting a review.