I've used the tanning kits before with some success. Be sure to get it fleshed well and use a coyote sized hanger to dry. I tried drying one by hanging it from its nose...i ended up with a wiener dog! They will stretch way out when they're wet.
It's a pretty easy and straight forward process.
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...