We run hunts there, to say it's rugged is a under statement, very tough hunting terrain and tough animals to stalk. We use to run these hunts from a motel stays now we set up camp as it takes quite a bit to get up and down those mountains daily as it's not a great area for horseback.
Had a friend some years back that lived in Demming so he thought he would get an off mountain tag. He never got to see one and he had all the ranchers around call when they saw any off mtn but by the time he got there couldnt find em.
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...