Location: From Grand Junction CO, stationed in Arizona
Don't give up
It’s always nice to visually confirm what your trail camera tells you. I went off of word of mouth that one of my big trail cam bucks was killed before I got to see him in the wild. Because of what I heard I didn’t go hunting in that area for him. I was upset with myself for not confirming the kill visually because the next spring just before they shed their antlers I found him and got some awesome film footage. Good luck tracking your buck down during season.
I am NOT an expert. But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt. I've adapted this recipe from one I found online. Feel free to use it but use this tip at your own risk and comply with all local laws wherever you are. When butchering: Cool the hide as soon as you can get it off the animal. Remove the hide form the...