That is one nice looking deer, I cann't wait untill I get my mount back.
stripers are starting to show up in albany not very many right now, I would guess in the next week or 2 they should be here in great numbers. I am heading out monday and tuesday, I will keep you posted.
Here is a pic of My 04 buck, all mounted up and hanging in my game room.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....