Being a native Kalifornian I am a bit cynical when discussing the 9th circus court. They have a tendency to "interpret" whatever is in front of them however they wish at the time. However I will take any small victory, (given their past record) as a positive sign.
Everyone has different ideas about trophy pictures. Looks around and you will see "long armers," "set behinders," "big cheesers," and "blood covered brutes." I have a few tips to keep your trophy pictures from being laughers or worse yet just plain gross.
#1 Clean it up. Try to avoid bullet holes, gut pile, mass amounts of blood, and the tongue sticking out. You don't want your big buck to look like a angry 1st grader with his tongue out or a MMA fighter during the 3 round.
#2 Long arming...