Originally Posted by melsdad
First off this is my first post, and I have been reading through alot of the old threads and gathering information. This site seems like a great resource.
There are some deep remote valleys I would like to hunt, but the thoughts of dragging a deer back to the truck keep me out of these areas. I am looking for suggestions on a pack I should use for packing in a few miles into the mountains for a dayhunt, and hopefully bringing out a boned out deer. From the searches I have done on this site so far I am pretty sure Eberlestock is the brand to go with. I am willing to take any and all advice on other packs
Will the X1 do what I want, or would the j107 be a better fit for my needs? I guess I should mention I am planning an elk hunt in a few years. We plan to set up a base camp and hike in to hunt. I am not opposed to buying 2 packs for the different styles of hunting, but one pack would sure be more cost effective.
Thanks in advance for the advice
I shot a nice fat whitetail doe on Oct. 15. I packed four quarters, two backstraps, two tenderloins and a one gallon ziplock bag full of meat trimmings etc into an X-1 and was able to zip it shut. Along with my ML rifle, the pack weighed 66 lbs. A big mulie? While it was full there was still room for strapping more on the outside if necessary.
The X-1 is a good daypack and yes, you can pack out a deer in it.
I'd probably consider the bigger pack if I planned on using it for an elk hunt, however.