I have only 2 yrs of hunting under my belt, but here' s my thoughts.
I deer hunt in Northern Ontario with two of my buddies and one' s father and his friends. You can imagine that the father and friends are all sporting grey.
We would never expect them to help dragging even a deer out of the bush. But as you can imagine, some are too pigheaded to let us younguns do all the work
. The oldest of the bunch comes in with an axe and helps with the advice and any other minor problems we have. My buddy' s dad pulled one out last year with a heart condition and a Colt hanging out of his mouth the whole time
In the end, I' d rather do all the work for the older guys. They are extremely useful in planning the hunts, helping with dressing, sitting around afterwards etc, etc. and in the end, any deer shot is split evenly amongst all. So it' s not like my work is for nothing.
So, make sure you communicate this to your new potential hunting party. There should not be any complaints. If you' re not sitting in that tree, that moose might have simply had a quiet stroll through the woods. You are a valuable member of the team! Make sure you help with the dressing, quartering AND dragging, where you are fully able to. Don' t be pigheaded like the guy above.