For those of you experienced in hunting elk in mid October...

What do you suggest for daily carry rain gear? I have a nice top/bib bottom set which is what I'm currently planning to have in my day pack. However, I'm wondering if a poncho would be a better idea. Less bulk (I think) and it can be used as dual purpose - ground cloth, emergency shelter, etc.

The meat won't fry if the lead don't fly.