I called this bear in last weekend with a hand call and harvested him with a single 70 yard shot from my Browning .300 Winchester Magnum rifle. I about died packing him out of the canyon, but it was well worth it. Enjoy! Keith
Nice Bear Keith, how far did you have to pack him out?
It was about a mile, but it was all climbing up and out of a canyon. Based on elk, deer, and lion that I have shot, I estimated the live weight around 250 or so pounds. Also I processed the bear at home and froze up 140 pounds of de-boned meat, if that figure means anything to anybody.
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...