I know there has been similar threads on this topic but I couldn't quite find the info I was looking for. How many cubic inches do I need for a Elk day hunting pack that will be used to hopefully pack out meat? I'm wanting to get the smallest bag possible that will still meet my needs. Is 2500 big enough, do I need to go to 3000 cubic inches? How many pounds of meat is realistic for one person to take in one trip?
I'm not doing a spike camp so I don't need to carry camp with me. I'm hoping to get a good pack that is big enough for an Elk hunt and not too big to use for hog and whitetale hunting in Texas.