Best Hunting Pack For Hauling Meat in 2023
Sportsman's Outdoor Products Horn Hunter Full Curl Meat Pack Bag (Standard)
Badlands 2200 Camouflage Hunting Pack and Meat Hauler - Bow, Rifle, and Pistol Compatible, Approach FX, 2200 Cubic Inches
- Fully loaded - the 2200 covers all the bases with a built-in meat shelf, internal scope and tripod pockets, and a zippered rear entry panel for quick access to your gear; dwr-treated, waterproof fabric offers scent suppression and resists moisture, dirt, and blood
- Comfortable Carry - thermomold Suspension utilizes molded foam so ergonomically Advanced that it virtually matches every contour of the human form; t-6 aircraft aluminum internal frame and load lifter straps transfer weight to your hips to reduce fatigue
- Approach fox Camo - groundbreaking concealment technology meets a darker color palette to render hunters virtually invisible; designed for the midwest or eastern hunter, as well as late-season western hunters, this dark woods Camo adapts to your surroundings and the current lighting
- Rifle & pistol compatible - 2200 features an integrated rifle boot and built-in hipbelt pistol holders; compression straps give you loads of options for gear attachment; compatible with 2-liter hydration systems and the Badlands bow boot (sold separately) to attach in place of rifle boot
- Unconditional lifetime - our packs are built to withstand the toughest conditions hunters might endure; if your pack ever gets damaged, Badlands will fix it for free, forever, no matter who’s at fault; contact Badlands for more details; weight: 5 lb 15 oz; Dimensions: 19 x 17 x 9 inches; main compartment volume: 1980 ci (32. 4 L); total volume: 2250 ci (36. 9 L); 8 pockets
King's Camo Mountain Top 2200 Backpack, Desert Shadow
- Padded Mesh Air Flow System with Internal Frame Support
- Top Loader with Roll Top Closure
- Front Zip Access for Dual Entry into Main Compartment
- Additional Front Zip Compartment
- Side Padded Protection Flaps with Straps and Elastic Pockets
ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Frame Only
- Unique lashing system to secure meat; includes 3 extension lashing straps for extra-large loads
- Aluminum frame with freighter shelf will support maximum weight during your next successful hunt
- Padded waist belt and shoulder straps give you ultimate comfort for long hikes
- Adjustable torso range allows you to customize the pack to comfortable haul heavy loads
- Weight: 5 lbs. 2 oz. Torso Range: 17" - 23"; Compatible with our Commander Pack Bag Only
ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Lite
- Unique lashing system secures meat for long haul
- Smaller profile, lightweight aluminum frame and padded shoulder straps allows for comfortable movement
- Padded waist belt can accommodate clip-style holsters so you can securely carry a hand gun
- Fully equipped with 3 extension lashing straps, mesh back band, adjustable shoulder harness and organizational wing pockets
- Weight: 4 lbs. 11 oz. , Torso Range: 17" - 23"
ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Commander X + Pack
- 1680D nylon Ballistic and robin nylon fabrics for maximum, unmatched strength
- Pack bag attaches to frame with zippers or compression straps when frame is loaded
- Waist belt includes pockets, anti-sway straps and accommodates clip-style holsters
- Fully equipped with removable fanny pack, internal divider, spindrift collar, rifle/bow drop-down pocket, fleece-lined spotting scope pocket, rain cover and H2O pocket/port
- Total weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz. , Pack bag weight: 4 lbs. , Frame weight: 5 lbs. 3 oz. , torso range: 17"-21", capacity: 66L/4000 in³
Alaska Game Deer, Antelope and Sheep Bags, 48-Inch (Pack of Four)
- A superior game bag made from stronger, lighter, more durable material.
- Alaska Game Bags are super tough, highest quality game bags and tailored to specific animals
- A game bag that is compact, odor free, and can be reused.
- Keeps bugs, dirt, predators, and adverse weather away from fresh meat.
- USA Made
HORN HUNTER Full Curl Frame, Stone, One Size
- Drop down hydration pocket
- 9 Gear Compartments for 500 cubic inches
- Collapsible Flex Shelf
- H3 tubular frame adds Strength Support, and flexibility for extra heavy loads
- New Adjustable Torso System; 10%Aluminum,90%Polyester
ALPS OutdoorZ Pursuit, Realtree Edge
- Unique organizational front shelf pocket helps keep all your gear at your fingertips
- Keep your essentials close with a drop-down rifle/bow holder pocket, quiver holders and hydration pocket and port
- Padded waist belt with two pockets and reinforced webbing to accommodate clip-style holsters
- Blaze orange rain cover included to stay safe and keep your gear dry during inclement weather conditions
- Weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz., Size: 2700 cu. in., Camo Pattern: Realtree Edge
ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Commander X Frame Pack-Coyote Brown
- Dual aluminum stays with channeled high density polyethylene frame
- Adjustable molded foam suspension paired with Lycra shoulder straps for added comfort
- 1680D Nylon Ballistic and Robic Nylon fabrics for unmatched strength
- Fully equipped with adjustable torso range, extension lashing straps, compression straps and H2O pocket/port
- Torso Range: 17" - 21", Weight: 5 lbs. 3 oz.; NOTE: ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Pack Bag sold separately
Tips on How to Deer Hunt in the Rain
A how to article providing tips and techniques on better deer hunting when it is raining.
First, rain reduces the deer's ability to hear predators in the woods. To begin with the rain itself as it fall through leaves and onto the ground provides a blanket of background noise to cover the approach of a hunter. The next way that rain helps is that as the ground becomes wet the ground becomes more friendly to hunters. The dried leaves on the ground become wet and are quiet when stepped on instead of the dry crunch that we hunters are so familiar with hearing under our feet.
Next let's look at the effect of rain on the deer's ability to smell. While I am not a scientist here are my thoughts on this. Ever smelled a rain? Well it would be reasonable to assume that deer can smell the rain as well and thus provide some cover to other smells in the woods. Also rain is often couple with strong wind. While many times the wind swirls making it difficult to hunt into the wind, the swirling wind also confuses the deer as to from which direction the smell is coming. So while the deer may smell you, they may be uncertain which way to move and either sit tight or move in the wrong direction (right toward you!).
Rain does provide some disadvantages to hunters as well, aside from being wet and miserable. First, one productive way to deer hunt is to simply sit in a good location and wait for the deer to come by whether in a stand or on the ground. However in the rain the deer will appear to move as if hovering as their dainty steps will make virtually no noise at all on a wet ground. I've often been on stand in the rain, looked over and saw deer standing in an opening just 30 yards or so away that I never heard the slightest noise as they came near me! Second, given the deer's huge sight advantage deer they often will see you coming and get moving in the silent woods before you see them. Deer hunting in the rain means three things: move even slower, use your binoculars even more, and be ready to shoot quickly.
A few other notes on hunting deer in the rain from my experience. A slight drizzle will usually make no difference what so ever to deer in their movements. A heavy downpour or rain with heavy winds will usually cause deer to bed down for the duration. One other point, in very strong winds deer will bed down but seem to more quickly and erratically when they do move. I don't know if it is caused by scents swirling in the winds, the noise of crashing limbs or what, but I have often been hunting in a strong storm and had deer just go running by for no apparent reason.