Shed Hunting - In Search of Lost Bone (featured article)
I've never really hunted for sheds before, but I think I'll give it a try this year. Sounds like a good excuse to get outside, survey the hunting areas and maybe even discover some mature bucks I never knew about in my area.
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...