Here's what I carry in the pack that gets used *after* the trigger is pulled.
* Three small but bright flashlights. One with lots of black-tape wrapped around it.
* Several writing pen. One with duct-tape wrapped around it.
* Tags and tie-wraps for affixing them to the inside of a deer's ear. I cut two vertical slits in the ear and tie-wrap tag inside. Then tape the ear shut.
* Trusty Buck110 folding knife. Razor sharp.
* Six reflective tracking clothes pins. Red on one side and white on the other.
* Several pairs of field-dressing gloves
* gallon-sized plastic bags for heart, liver, and kidneys.
* 30feet of 400lb breaking strength camo rope. I haul deer up in a tree to gut it. Saves my back and keeps tenders clean.
* toilet paper or paper napkins in a baggie - good for marking small spots of blood, or taking a dump on a long track.
* (not shown) Hunting license.
Making some clip-on trail-markers for tracking at night.
Hoooneeeeeey! Where'd all the clothes pins go?
Adhesive-backed reflective tape from auto-parts store.
Red on one side and white on the other.
Red leads to the deer and white back to the stand.