I don't know about decoying muleys, but I did hear a story that the DOW, in an attempt to apprehend a moose poacher, put out a moose decoy to draw in a moose and additionally draw a shot from the poachers. 10 minutes after the decoy was set, the poachers shot it.
I just do the spot and stalk thing. I did have a 3x4 come on me as I was hunting another buck. I sprayed my feet with doe in heat and didnt think anything about it and just noticed the other coming up my trail and he was 10 yds from me with his head down. Scared the crap out of me and him when he seen me turn. LOL but other than that that is all I have tried and used.
After firestorm of 91 the muleys started coming in droves. I could usualy get well within 100 yards of most any of them but what I found out to be the best decoy was my 99 Dodge deisel truck. I could drive within 10 yards of them and even stop the truck and get out as long as I didn't seperate myself from the truck.
That would be very interesting if a decoy would work. Maybe I will try that during muzzleloader season, I'm usually not to worried about getting close enough to deer with my rifle out here in open sandhills but on the rivers where there is a little more cover to hide, it might work well to get a really close shot on a big old boy in the late rut.
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...