A lot of states are starting to do it that way. Nevada does but their kicker is that if you want a bonus point you have to pay, if you don't want a point then you don't have to. In Utah you have to purchase a license but if you work it right you only need to purchase one ever two years since the life of the license is 365 days from when you purchase it.
I go to Arizona every year to hunt javelina so I have the license and then I have been buying a bonus point for deer every year for $7.50 but that looks like it is going to change next year since they are revamping the system.
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...