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.
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.
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.
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...