Re: Go in Light and Come out Heavy - Which Pack?
Just my two cents but the backpacks made for back packing work great for hauling in and camping but do nothing for me hunting unless I pack in a day pack with it which just does not work well. I've hunted with several Badlands and Eberlestocks and personally the Badlands is a much better fitting bag and I prefer it for bow season because it just hangs on you like a monkey and moves very well, I can hunt with it all day and never feel the need to take it of but it does not hunt well with a long range rifle. The Eberlestocks hunts very nice with a long range rifle, not as comfortable as my Badlands but over all better than packing a heavy rifle with the Badlands. But with either the Badlands or the Eberlestock they don't handle the weight as well as a pack frame so I end up doing two things, strapping the Badlands or Eberlestock to a pack frame or hunting and coming out with a light load then going back in with the pack frame and hauling the rest out the second trip.
What I'm personally thinking of doing is getting a Badlands Ox then trying to put a rifle scabbard on it similar to how the Eberlestocks work, I think that might give me a very huntable pack for both archery and rifle while allowing me to still haul elk and get it down to me and my buddy making two moderate weight hauls but with a longer range.
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