Rabun - I agree. I use the LL BEAN pack to carry my climber with backpack strapped to the climber at the same time. The LL BEAN pack is very comfortable even w/a huge load attached. I have not used it for a bear.
Thanks...looks like it will work very well. I got this as gift a few years ago...haven't packed any game out yet but it works great lugging climber stand, chain saw, mineral blocks, whatever you want to strap to it. Well made and very comfortable. Same idea as what you got, but probably not as reasonably priced.