I cut them off after they are in the game bags. For some reason I like having that lower leg as a handle of sorts to move around, but I definitely don't carry it out.So that's what those are for, I guess I shouldn't have cut mine off, lol. That's a great idea.
My kit comes in around 15-16oz. usually in a gallon ziploc
Outdoor Edge 3.5
3 blades, 1 gut hook blade
5 - Deboned game bags off ebay, some weigh an ounce, some others 1.5oz.
2 or 3 nitrile gloves
small diameter paracord(extra paracord in surv/misc. kit if needed)
Tag + zip tie or two
If E-tag - sharpie + few feet of survey ribbon