You missed the 3/15 application deadline for the draw, so now you'll have to wait until leftover tags go on sale in July. In the meantime, go on the G&F website and see what units are near the southern border and if they have enough public land or places that are in either the HMA or WIHA programs. Then if you have any questions after you've done your own homework, ask away for any help you might still need.
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...