Yes sir I'm hunting oregon. I havent really ventured outof state for hunting. I cant really jusify spending the money when we have such great hunting here. its kinda like the hidden gem of the west. (shhh dont tell anyone)
I told everyone. lol, I dont think you could keep it a secret anymore. I have a bud that lives in Oregon and he has invited me a time or two.l But I keep getting lucky enough in AZ. One of these days I will be there.
One sister lives in Eugene, and another in Lebanon for now, but she also owns property in Aumsville. I was just out there last August, and my sister in Lebanon has access to a house on the coast and we stayed there for a few days as well. Very pretty, and we could walk down the cliffs to the beach and all. Collected some agates on the beach while there too... ;-)
My father had also retired there before he passed some years ago, and lived in Cottage Grove.
Actually, one of my wife's sisters lives in Oregon too, but I don't recall where and we're not in touch much. All I remember is that they have a potato farm of some kind.
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...