Nothing like doing stuff like that with your kiddos. My girls use to love going fishing with dad when they were little. I am an old man now and with that comes taking the grandkids. I don't know who gets more excited about seeing them catch something me or them. I think its a close toss up.
I started taking my kids fishing not long after they were walking. Keeping them from getting bored is the yough part. We have a little creek high up in the mountain that is just loaded with little brookies that refuse to stay off a hook. No tropy fish by any means but a super good time.
More than 15 years later we still go up at least once a year just to enjoy the memories. And my grandson is walking now so I get to start all over again.
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...