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Bow sling

Does anyone use a bow sling while hunting in the high country or do you strap it on backpack.  I am just hinking that carrying a bow by the string all day must get heavy.  Suggestions?

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Strap it on your back pack

Strap it on your back pack that way you'll have both hands free.  There are also backpacks out there that incorporate a holder for a bow. 

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After carrying it all day it

After carrying it all day it will really start to get heavy and it seems to make my hands sore as the trup goes on.  I use a sling to carry the bow in and out in the dark, gives my hands and arms a rest.  I have also used the sling if I need to climb a steep hill or something.  I too have a pack you can strap it to and it works grteat for getting your hands free.

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I have a badlands 2800 which

I have a badlands 2800 which has the Bow holder incorporated. Hands free is great for hiking and climbing but not so great if there is an elk that surprises you on the trail.  I guess I will carry it as much as possible.  Use the pack for night hikes or steep climbs.

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The odds are if a elk

The odds are if a elk surprises you on the trail and you are not ready with a arrow out of the quiver and ready to shoot it isn't going to matter.  Once he or she sees that you are not a part of the surrounding area they are going to be gone. 

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During a hike in I use my

During a hike in I use my Primos sling to attach it to the outside of my pack.  

I usually carry it by hand once I drop camp though... the sling isn't convenient or comfortable for day hiking, IMO.  

 

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