Why You Should Shoot Lighted Crossbow Nocks for Hunting

By Brodie SwisherSeptember 1st, 20211 Comment

Lighted nocks are a genius product. Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that the lighted nock is one of the slickest creations the archery world has ever seen. 

Aside from delivering a more enjoyable shooting experience, there are some real practical reasons for shooting lighted crossbow nocks. Here’s a look at why you should shoot lighted crossbow nocks for hunting this season.  

Your Weapon Has Extra Energy

Crossbows deliver some impressive power at the shot. They’re launching arrows far beyond what your average compound or trad bow is capable of. And while this sounds exciting, for the crossbow shooter, it also means you’ll be lucky to find your arrow after the shot. 

Sure, a crossbow target will stop your arrow on the practice range, but when you’re in the woods making shots on live game, your arrow will be difficult to find, if not impossible. 

Jack with his opening day buck
Watch what you say to a young hunter. Your remarks can have a lasting impression.

Missed shots, as well as arrows that blow through a deer, typically keep cruising for a considerable distance until they finally strike something solid enough to stop them. This extra energy from your crossbow makes finding your arrows quite the chore, unless you’re using lighted nocks.

Lighted nocks will make arrow retrieval much easier, particularly in low-light conditions, regardless of whether your arrow ends up in the grass, leaves, or stuck in the side of a tree.

A Fun Visual

Let’s be honest, arrow flight is just more fun and exciting when using lighted nocks for the visual. Lighted nocks are easy on the eyes. There are few things as exciting as watching your arrow disappear in the sweet spot. And nothing makes that visual happen more clearly than with a lighted nock.

Anyone that goes through the effort of filming their own hunts will quickly realize the benefit of lighted nocks when it comes to video production. Lighted nocks look like a ball of fire raining down on the target when watched back on camera. It truly makes things fun for the shooter, as well as the audience, when played back in video format. 

Why You Should Shoot Lighted Crossbow Nocks For Hunting
Few things are as fun and exciting as watching a ball of fire disappear into the sweet spot of your buck.

Save Money

For many hunters, the biggest reason to use lighted nocks is to reduce the number of lost arrows after the shot. As mentioned above, finding a crossbow arrow after the shot can be tough. 

And every arrow lost is money down the drain. Find more arrows this season by loading a lighted nock on the back end of your shaft.  

Know Where Your Arrow Goes

You’ve probably heard the slogan, “Know where your arrow goes.” The slogan goes well beyond simply finding your arrow after a missed shot. The ability to know where your arrow goes applies largely to where your arrow strikes on an animal. 

Identifying arrow impact on your target animal without a lighted nock can be tough. Many times, it’s reduced to your best guess. But that’s not the case when using a lighted nock. Using an arrow loaded with a lighted nock removes all doubt where shot placement occurs. Heart, lungs, gut, or butt, you’ll know exactly where your arrow goes when hunting with lighted nocks.

Why You Should Shoot Lighted Crossbow Nocks For Hunting
Know where your arrow goes, save money, find more deer at the end of the trail.


Tip the odds for success in your favor this season by adding a lighted nock to your arrow shaft this season. You’ll have more fun and find more deer at the end of the blood trail when you know where your arrow goes.

Check out the complete lineup of lighted nocks from Lumenok at www.lumenok.com.

Brodie Swisher
Brodie Swisher is a world champion game caller, outdoor writer, seminar speaker and Editor for Bowhunting.com. Brodie and his family live in the Kentucky Lake area of west Tennessee.
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