Hello Everyone, If you have read any of my previous posts, you will know that I live in Southwestern Montana near the Beartooth Mountain Range & Custer National Forest. I am also 55 years old, Perm. Disabled and this year will be the first time I will have ever hunted. So far I have taken the Montana Hunters course, Completed the Hunter/Landowner program and received my certificate as well as purchased a Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 .270 Win with a Vortex Diamondback 3-9x40 scope. I have been practicing at the local range and at the point where i am able to place 3-shot groupings around the bullseye at 200 yds. I recently purchased a combo set of Buck knives but, of course I still have no experience actually removing meat from a game animal. I have many friends who each have said they are willing to go with me hunting and both show me good locations as well as assist me in retrieving the meat & packing it out. Unfortunately, I am certain that my friends might be busy either working or hunting themselves so, I may be going out alone more often than being accompanied by another person. This brings me to my question. While I am still unsure of the actual location & terrain I will be hunting in, what are your thought's for someone in my position/condition for retrieving the meat from the field. It is possible that I may find that I can simply drive to the animal and load the entire animal in to the truck. Most likely I will find that I must pack out the animal/meat. I understand the LRH online store carries both Badlands Packs & Eberlestock Backpacks. I assume these two products are offered because they are deemed to be the best quality. I have both an A & B tag for both Deer & Elk. I am just unsure how much of a pack I need for enough of a meat compartment. I won't be going out so far that I will be staying overnight so, the amount of equipment I will be carrying shouldn't be much more than what is needed for a daytime hunt. The nature of my Perm. Disability is that I have a wire cage which surrounds my neck, holding my head on as well as some lower back problems. I am able to walk, although not far between rests but, I have been exercising to strengthen my legs and endurance. If I could ask for your opinions on what would be the better method (Backpack or game cart) and which product would be best suited to use as a retrieval system of the game meat? BTW, another question I have is: If I need to pack out the meat in more than one trip. Is there any advice I should know to secure the downed animal from predators while I am making these trips? Should I remove all the meat, move it far enough away from the carcass so if a Wolf or Bear came by they might go after the carcass instead of the meat? Most all of the information I have gotten on Hunting is by reading this forum as well as watching youtube videos on the various topics. I never found any information regarding this particular question. Oh one last issue regarding "Backpack or game cart" is the cost. I understand you get what you pay for but, since this is my first time hunting and I don't know what the future holds as far as my health. And living on SSDI, unless necessary I don't know that spending $329.00 for the Eberlestock J34 Just One Hunting Pack or $399.00 for the Eberlestock J107 Dragonfly Hunting Pack would be my best investment. If it is, please say so but, if there is a better choice or less expensive brand which would suffice please let me know. At this time, I am unsure how much weight I can carry on my back. That actually might depend on the quality and construction of the Backpack. Or maybe one of these game carts might be better for me. Thank-you for reading this post and in advance for your expert opinions.