I think this is a great thing not only for people today but for future generations. We need more people to get outdoors and appreciate what mother nature has to offer. Growing up in the country had a great influence on me but nowadays with many people gravitating to the big city's it's easy to lose an appreciation for the outdoors.
Turn off the TV and get outside people.
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...