Questions & Answers
- What is the Game Vector?
The Game Vector is a Game Recovery System designed to assist the bowhunter in the recovery of mortally wounded game. It is not intended to replace traditional tracking methods.
Read more about Game Vector featured at the 2014 Bowhunter Roundtable; link to full article in Sept-2014 Arrow Trade magazine; Arrow Trade Special Report.
- How does the Game Vector work?
Upon impact the HideRider™ transmitter, with its patent pending design, is released from the arrow and the transmitter is turned on. Its signal can be picked up through the Game Vector directional receiver which directs the hunter to the downed game.
- Where does the Game Vector attach?
The Game Vector transmitter, called the HideRider™, attaches directly behind the broadhead on the arrow shaft.
- Can my hunting buddy and I share a Game Vector receiver?
Yes, the Game Vector receiver can be shared. Hunting clubs and outfitters can purchase a receiver to be used by multiple hunters.
- Will the HideRider™ transmitter affect the arrow flight?
Click here to view a demonstration video showing there is no impact on arrow flight. It of course adds a small amount of weight to the arrow thus making the arrow drop at long distance. Click here to read an independent study on the HideRider’s impact on arrow flight.
- Will my bow sights need to be adjusted for the Game Vector?
No adjustment is normally needed for common bow hunting range. One should be sure and shoot the practice capsules to assure accuracy before hunting.
- Does the HideRider™ stay attached to the arrow?
No, upon impact the HideRider™ attaches itself to the animal and detaches from the arrow.
- What is the range of the Game Vector?
RF radio waves are effected by terrain and other conditions so distance will vary somewhat. The game can lie on the transmitter reducing distance as well. The range can be up to two miles in optimal conditions. However, in hunting conditions the range is typically a few hundred yards.
- Can the HideRider™ transmitter be reused?
The HideRider™ can be reused if not damaged. The Battery is also replaceable.
- What kind of broadhead can I use?
You may use your choice of broadheads, including expandables.
- Can you get a replacement HideRider™ with the Game Vector System?
Yes, the HideRider™ transmitters can be purchased separately.
- What is the battery life of the HideRider™?
The HideRider™ battery life is 48 to 72 hours after the shot and extra batteries can be purchased from your dealer or on our web site.
- What happens if the shot is not a mortally wounding shot?
The HideRider™ will eventually fall off of the animals hide with no harm to the animal.
- Can the HideRider™ be used with a crossbow?
FUTURE Product – Game Vector is developing a model for Crossbows. When introduced, the Crossbow HideRider™ will fit all bolt sizes and types. The retention system being developed for the Crossbow HideRider™ will be designed for the higher bolt speeds and faster acceleration.
*** The current model HideRider™ is designed only for vertical bows. Although the vertical bow HideRider™ may fit crossbow bolts, the faster acceleration when shot from a crossbow may cause it to prematurely detach from the bolt. Using the vertical bow HideRider™ with a crossbow is not recommended and will void the product warranty.