Birds are here! Tons around the State Wildlife Areas that I have been wondering around on along the Platte. I also saw crazy numbers out at Bonny & South Republican SWA in June. I think we are going to have a great year for all types of birds!
Doves are here and are numerous anywhere along the front range during the season. Just look for a place where there is a good watering hole for them and you should have a great time. Dove really isn't my thing, but I have and still do hunt them at least one day out of the season, mainly just to warm up my trigger finger for duck season.
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...