Best money invested was my Delorme P-40 GPS. Can't say enough about it's mapping capabilities.
Worst money thrown away was a bino/camera combo. It was a while ago and don't remember the make but it had about a .5 MP camera that had no stabilization along with poor quality pics that made it useless.
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...