Originally Posted by midnightmalloy
For your application i would suggest a j34 or j107 eberlestck. These packs are small enough for a daypack yet expands to haul meat. Best combo!
Not sure what the J34 is as I cannot find it on the EB web site. I have the J107 and it, too, is a wonderful pack; the "go in light, come out heavy" theme works. I used it successfully to haul out a Utah spike elk in 2007. It is larger and heavier than the GSII. If hauling out a deer, the GSII would be large enough. If someday, an elk, the J107 is your ticket.
Here I am with my 7-1/2 lb 30-06 AI, basic hunting equipment and both elk rib cages and all the neck meat, leaving the scene of the crime.
Doesn't look like it but pack is HEAVY! Oh, and and you can see, my H20 drinking is uncovered/uninsulated. Get a cover to keep it from freezing. I was one thirsty hunter by the time I got back to the truck as the water would freeze in the tube.