Anywhere from a few hundred up to many thousands. It depends on what type of hunt you want. Want to hunt on private land, staying at night in a first-class lodge, with a one-on-one guide? Plan on spending $15,000 or more for a hunt like that.
Willing to hunt public land, sleep in a tent, and hunt on your own? Well then it will only cost you for transportation and the license. In Colorado the license is $250 for a cow or $490 for a bull.
Something in between these extremes will, of course, cost something in between.
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...