Drew,
I bought this pack a couple years ago, have used it for a day pack on a 5 day mule deer hunting trip, and added the super spike duffel for a muliti day backpacking trip. Havent had the opportunity to haul out any game yet. Love this pack, very comfortable, I had 50 lbs in it last August and didnt really feel it, no soreness in my shoulders, etc. The detachable daypack is roomy but if you put too much it, it seems to "Droop" against your back, needs a more substantial hip belt to keep it vertical when loaded.