Well, the wife goes hunting with me occasionally. I’ve been hunting whitetails 28 years and I have taken only one buck larger than the first deer she ever took sitting with me one morning in 98.Yes, she gets the coon scent sprayed on her as she is giving me the look.
I’ll use any name brand but I prefer Buck Stop Coon Scent. Actually I wash my camo at the beginning of each season and keep it in a large rubber tub during the season without washing it. By the end of the season I smell like an old boar coon because I spray myself everytime out.
I have a travel trailer I've named "The Kyotee Den" that stays at the lease where I keep all my gear except personal effect, rifle and optics, so my coon smell never comes home till the end of a 2 month season.
I’ve found http://www.bear-hunting.com/ which is Bear Hunting Magazine and subscribed to it. Also, you can go back and see what articles where in each past issue and you can purchase these issues. Of course most of the black bear articles were about baiting, but I did find a few articles about spot and stalk and calling blacks. The current issue has one about stalking Colorado blackies.
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...