Brag all you like. It is a beautiful animal.
I assume you had it mounted, I would.
Oh I'm getting it mounted. No doubt. I've actually been bragging quite a bit. Lets see, Its February and I shot it in October. So thats nearly six months worth of bragging. I think my friends are getting sick of hearing about it. But, I don't care. Elk in the bugle, if you haven't tried it you must.
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...