I know this is and old post but I just got back from 16E
I just finished a muzzleloader hunt on the 18th of Oct in 16E. I shot a small 6x6 but pretty nice. I went unguided and it was the second time I drew out on that hunt the first time my buddy shot a 5X5. Its a heavy hunted area by outfitters and there are some monster bulls. We saw a large 7X7 and 6x6 opening morning but couldn't get close. The pelona mountains are in the middle of 16E and they are really rough so if your not in shape I recommend some conditioning prior to arriving or going guided on horse back. If you have other questions please let me know. Good luck, Joe
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...