I have resisted the urge to make a phone call and find out if I drew my coveted area 10 tag this year. I should pick up the phone and do it but the suspense is sort of adding to the fun a little. I have been waiting 17 years already so a couple more days is not going to kill me. Besides I'm on vacation in a hotel righ now with no cell service. I will check again tomorrow and see what shows up on the Colorado website. I'm not sure the lag time as I have never checked the backdoor thing before this year.
Ex: I agree, it's a service they should provide, regardless of how annoying it gets (kind of like me taking fender bender accidents).
17 points? Somebody I know has 13 and has high hopes for the same unit, another 14. Maybe they need to cool it for a couple of years. I sure hope you drew. I can't believe I'm going to be 50 before I draw a primo unit, seems ridiculous.
Not to hijack, butttt....my turkey season from hell continues (14 days hunted in all), last day tomorrow.
Looked up 2011 licenses drawn, no back door for deer yet, but did see I have been awarded a preference point for deer 2011. Looks like I drew my second choice for buck archery, which is what I expected. This is going to be a great year!
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...