Self sentencing sounds like a good idea. When/if I ever shoot one accidentally, I guess I'll just bypass the game warden (don't need to hassle the very busy wildlife officers with an investigation) and just send them a check. Anonymously.
I'm sure they will thank me profusely for my thoughtfulness.
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...