That is the way I carried mine last year . The does hated it ; so I would put it behind me and let them lock up 10-20 yds out :wink:Have a carry lite and have found that if I flip it upside down and attach one strap behind front legs(all the way around body) and second in front of back legs I can thread third through these two and make shoulder strap to carry fully assembled minus horns and tail which I attach in field. Makes it fairly easy to carry and removes noise of assembly from hunting area. Like stated before if you hit the right period it's a sight to see how well they work. I also like to use one horn most of the time. If I'm going to use it again in morning in same area I stash it under brush and leave it for the night. They are unnervingly noisy to assemble in the predawn when everything else is so quite. Will make ya think you've spooked every deer for a mile.