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BACKPACK W/ BOW HOLDER BUILT-IN

I do a lot of walking and hiking during archery season in Pa and in the midwest. Im looking for suggestions on a backpack that has the ability to attach my bow to the backpack. Anyone out there use this type of backpack?
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I just picked up a Sitka tool bucket from AT classifieds, once I figure out how to attach my bow I will let you know. It is a very nice treestand pack, has the ability to strap a hang on and sticks to the pack and have plenty of room for other essentials.
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i got an Alps Falcon pack for xmas this past year. Excited to try it in the woods but i love how it holds the bow and all off my other gear when i tried it out

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I'm looking for suggestions. I did look at the alps backpack. Would love your feedback.
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I have a Badlands that does that. Used it elk hunting in CO.
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Gamegear makes the Bowbat. It may work for you. Little salty for my taste, though.

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I have the Cabelas one from around 1998. I got it mainly for archery hunting for elk in MT, but also have carried the rifle in there while dragging whitetails.
Works great and can carry a lot of gear in it.
Only drawback is that the main compartment is just one big compartment with no separations.

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Wash,
I have both the Bowbat and the ALPS Falcon. My brother has the bowbat (he bought me one for xmas)and swears by it, but i feel that its so heavy in itself and you can store soo much in it that it would get cumbersome. However, the way its stored in the tree is a plus.I have yet to try it, but will be this year.

As far as the ALPS, it will be a bow and gun pack for me. Has a great weapon packing system, the spring steel frame keeps the pack away from you so your back doesn't sweat. And the blaze orange rain cover helps me know that i will be seen while rifle hunting... big in my parts.

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I looked at the bow bat just now and I think assuming I'm looking at the right thing not interested in a sling type bag. Im looking for a backpack type that secures the bow through or on the exterior of the pack.
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I did an exhaustive search on this a few years back. One, because I was heading out west and two, I spend a lot of time in the woods and a fair amount walking to hang-ons with bow in tow.

For under 200, The two highest sought after day packs with bow/rifle holder are eberlestock x2 and badlands superday. During my search, and most opinions I focused on were folks out west, the eberlestock seemed a bit more popular.

If you want a custom pack, mystery ranch will take your measurements. People rave about them.

I can only speak for the badlands superday. It's incredible as is the warranty. The only complaint is your back will sweat... There are other packs that are said to breath a lot better.

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