Just some broad generalizations... 2nd season success is slightly higher, and there are 50-25% fewer hunters in 3rd season. There is just a slightly better chance of snow during 3rd season, which helps a lot. And the second weekend of second season can be very pleasant with even fewer hunters out than during 3rd season.
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes." I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain gross.
#1 Clean it up. Try to avoid bullet holes, gut pile, mass amounts of blood, and the tongue sticking out. You don't want your big buck to look like a angry 1st grader with his tongue out or a MMA fighter during the 3 round.
#2 Long arming...