"Proponents of lighted nocks state that bow hunting has inordinately high wounding rates. They cite a wounding figure of about 50 percent, typically derived from anecdotal sources. In contrast, valid studies show a wounding rate of 13 to 18 percent, similar to that of rifle wounding (Camp Ripley study by Krueger, et. al. and Indian Head study by Pedersen, et. al.). One of the related findings of Pedersen's study was that there was no difference in deer recovery metrics between compound bow and crossbow users (Pedersen, p. 31). Based upon these findings, there is clearly no advantage in allowing increased technology in order to reduce wounding rates. In fact, no studies exist which show that lighted nocks improve recovery."