Years ago, I somehow forgot to bring my fixed blad Buck hunting knife. Shot a nice muley buck.
Thankfully I had my ever-present folder clipped in my pocket. I carried that Benchmade folder daily for a lot of years, 15+ I think. Then it was lost one day. I think the seatbelt snagged it when I was getting out of the Jeep, and I didn't notice. Sigh. Nice knife. It did a fine job of field dressing and skinning that buck!
Normally for hunting I take two knives, my fixed blade Buck Vanguard, and my little scalpel bade Havalon folder. Between the two I do pretty well. I might look for a fixed blade knife with less depth to the blade. I've tried a few and like them. Thought the Vanguard was my ultimate hunting knife, it's served well, but I may go to something else.