A Word from Hal
            About 20 years ago, when fanny packs were first getting popular for hunting, I purchased one from Cabela's. Over the years it saw a lot of use and the pack began to wear and come apart. I kept trying to find a replacement, but could never find one that was quiet enough. All the new materials were either stiff or to noisy to make a good woods pack. All the newer packs seemed to have too many buckles, straps and pockets for everything including water bottles. These packs are fine for the stand hunter but for tracking and still hunting, a pack needs to be quiet and not have all the accessories that catch on twigs and brush. Guiding hundreds and hundreds of hunters from all walks of life over the last 20 years has provided me an opportunity to field test the lastest and greatest gadgets and equipment the outdoor industry has offered. I’ve probably seen about every fanny pack made. There are a few wool packs available but none are water resistant and after a day in the rain or wet snow, everything inside is wet. That’s when Chris and I decided it was time to make our own Big Woods Bucks model. I came up with a design that was simple and functional. I had one made and used it for a season to make sure that I would be happy with it before going into production. After making a few minor adjustments and getting the seal of approval from the Pro Staff, we started the process. Our main criteria for building this pack was that it would be the best tracking pack available and even though we knew it would add to the cost, we bought all US made material and components. It will also be assembled, stitched and embroidered in Maine.
            The main compartment of the pack is large enough to carry a load if needed, but the design allows the pack to mold flat against your back if the load is small. It has a divider with an elastic top that I use to keep my lunch against my back to keep it from freezing. The front pocket is to keep all small loose items together, and easy to get at and is the perfect size to fit a folded topo map. The belt is 2” so it doesn’t cut into your waist and is sewn 3” into the pack for strength. The buckle is dual adjusting to keep it in the middle of your waist. The small pocket on top of the main compartment can be used to carry your GPS or radio and has velcro flaps for easy access without taking the pack off. The whole pack is lined with a water resistant liner to keep everything dry. This liner does make the pack seem a little noisy, but with gear inside it is not a problem. I hope you enjoy it and get a lifetime of use out of it.
 
Good luck on the trail!  Hal