Not looking huge yet but here is one with some thick start to the antlers. I also found the left side of an 8 point we allowed to grow to ??? for the 2013 season. The 3rd picture shows the buck these antlers belonged to.
They could possibly be the same as the buck in velvet pic was taken about 40 yards from where I found the shed. However, there are two other 8-point bucks in this same area. I moved my trail cam back to where the buck pic was 1st taken. We will see soon if I can get an updated pic of this buck or of the other bucks or both.
Here are a couple of pics of the same three 8-points that are in the area. Also a couple of fawns and a smaller buck. Still looking to get a pic of the huge non-typical but he didn't get that way from being dumb.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...