I'll get out there late Wednesday night. Have a hunter ed class to teach first, but I should have all of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday to hunt. Gonna go high, given the heat and water issues, but am a little uncertain of the water availability. Going to have to be flexible. Not muzzy hunting though just bowhunting. Also have 3 days that I can take at the end of archery season if need be, but let's hope I whack something this weekend instead (do have a bear tag to use too).
Family and I are headed out Friday to unit 12/23 but have ML elk not deer tags. Only deer tag will be my son's but his is an archery tag. He got a bit of buck fever this year and missed a nice 3x3 but still has time to fill the bow tag. Good luck and hope to see some photos after the hunt.
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...