Ok guys I have a question for ya. I am tring to get an idea of what you all do after the deer has been shot.
I am from the midwest (only in SE AK for 2 seasons) where after the deer was shot you simply driive the truck up to it and haul it away.
Seem guy around here do 1 of 2 things. Either carry a larger pack and bone the deer out and haul it out. Which I personally am not crazy about sitting on Admiralty island boning out a deer, esspessially since I will be very slow the first few times.
The other option seems to be just carring a small pack with food, h2o and safty stuff. Then after field dressing the deer just carry the whole animal out. Which is probly ok for a mile or 2 hunt but I sure dont want to carry a whole deer much farther than that.
So please everyone share your ideas. Esspessially you Southeasters. Most of my hunts are only day hunts so in theory my "essentials bag" can be pretty small.
Thanks in advance for any and all ideas.