How important do you find a short axle to axle length to be in hunting Alaska? I'm aware of the trade-offs with regards to forgiveness and portability. I really like the idea of carrying a smaller bow, but I'm not convinced that it is all that important.
I was at Archer's Den today shooting some new bows - a few Kodiaks and a Diamond. (I'll be back to shoot the Bowtechs later in the week.) Another customer there let me put an arrow through his new Diamond Marquis, and I must say that I was very impressed! That being said, it was certainly the longest bow that I shot today. It's still really light, but just seemed big.
Any thoughts on how important this feature is when you're looking at buying a bow?