Has anybody used the backpack they have out that holds the bow in place while hiking in? I was wondering if it held the bow secure, Is it comfortable, and if the access to the bow is easy and quiet? Any reviews or input appriciated.
I have that same back pack although I've not used it for bowhunting, havent even stuck my bow in it to see how it fits. It uses velcro to secure your bow/rifle. So however quiet you can open velcro is how quiet it will be. Don't expect to do get your bow/rifle out quickly. It's nice for walking to where you need to get. I have the extra large pack. Sometime I wish I got the smaller one so I wouldnt throw so much stuff in it.
Thanks Rob, That is one of the things I was trying to find out and is not on the website. Of course when you call they say buy it and if you dont like, send it back rather than tell me it is valcro. I guess that is why they don't carry them in stock at the stores.
Back to looking at the slingshot pack from Eberlestock. If anybody has any info or experiance on that one please post.
I bought that pack and I really like it. It holds bow securely in place while you're getting to where you hunt and stashes it while you pack out meat . You can stash a rifle in it too which is nice. I was going to by the Badlands pack but it was twice as much and this thing is almost as nice. You're not going to find a pack you can quickly get a bow off of, when it is strapped securely on. When you get to where you hunt you'd better have your bow off. Most of us hike a ways before we start hunting and a lot of the time in the dark so I really like this pack. If you want something to carry your bow while hunting try the primos sling. Just my 2 Cents
it can carry a rifle or a bow, however, is extremely inconvenient, with a compound in the pack, it's constantly in the way of your right arm. it doesn't accomodate a rifle with a 50mm scope very well either. i prefer the large objectives for light gathering, so it's not optimal.
but when i'm carrying this pack, i generally have my sidearm anyways. i don't want to bring this pack down or anything, it's definately my personal favorite out of the one's i've used, but it has its flaws. like all others.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...