Used my home made saddle to pack in to a remote wallow for The first time this year. Worked great....kinda. I did it on a couple wallows one 2 miles in another about 4 miles.
The wallow is up in the left-hand corner of this picture. I had a six point bull step out from the other side of the meadow go to the wallow and as I was drawing there was a huge disturbance that behind me on the lower side of the small meadow.....a bear charged out 5 yds from my tree and spooked the bull.
I later found a carcass someone had shot off that same wallow a few days before about 20 or 30 yards downhill at the bear must’ve been feeding on
My take on the whole saddle thing; it’s slick it’s light but It can get uncomfortable on sits over 2 hrs if you don’t have a little platform or something to stand on.