Hi, I have a small registered Alpine herd. We have traditionally sold all of our whethers. This year I decided I was going to keep a couple, but unfortunately the only buck was still born, all the rest were does. For a milker like myself, that is not a bad thing, but I have been throwing around the idea of having a few packers. My husband and I do a lot of hunting, hiking and I can see the benefit of letting a couple goats carry some of the load. My husband however thinks that it would be more of a hand full once we are where we want to be and we are off hunting, to have goats following us arround. What are your experiences with this. Are they helpful or more of a hindrance? I have thought about leaving them tied in camp, but I hate tying goats up. I am always afraid they will hurt themselves on their tether. Any help or shared experience on this subject would be great. Thanks.