I carry 3 to 4 when deer hunting. Thats enough for me to keep up with and cut off. In my younger days I have been known to carry 10 to 12 head of fox Walkers. Id look for dogs all night. Back then I was single and had nothing to do expect look for dogs. It wouldnt bother me if they were all still out at dark, just meant I had something to do. That was with beep beep collars too.