Tritium powered devices

Why is it legal to have a tritium powered scope on a rifle but not on an archery sight on a bow?
Illegal to use..
Rifle & Shotgun... "With any electronic device attached to, or incorporated
on, the firearm or scope; except scopes containing battery
powered or tritium lighted reticles are allowed."
Archery... "With any electronic or tritium-powered device attached
to an arrow, bolt or bow. Except disabled archery permit
holders may use a non magnifying sight with battery
powered or tritium lighted reticles.


The Idaho Fish and Game Commission support equipment regulations for archery and muzzleloader equipment that are consistent with the primitive nature of the weapons.

Answered on: 
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 1:17 PM MST