Those are very nice Hunter25. Heres one a friend of mine did for me last year. He made the plaque too! He boiled the skull with a little Dove dish soap in the water to cut the grease. Then after picking all the meat off he whitened the skull with a mixture of 40% hydrogen peroxoide and sodium bicarbonate. He mixed it into a paste,then painted it on with a little paint brush.
I mounted all of these myself and the process is pretty simple. In fact I'm getting ready to do a few more in the next couple of weeks so I will take step by step pics for you and post them. This works for deer, elk and antelope and the materials are fairly inexpensive. I'm thinking about starting to do these on the side.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...