I'm to the age now that I may have to give up on a couple of them and go find a ranch that offers hunts on them. I am also toying with the idea of heading back north into Canada for the moose and goat hunts. Also a friend is working on a ranch in New Mexico on the Mexico border that does bison hunts for just a few more dollars than what I would pay in Utah so I may go that way for a bison and pay by the size of the animal. I don't put in for elk since I drew a Book Cliff tag back in 2001 and shot a nice 6x6 with a eye guard that went 343 points. I have also been on a dozen successful bison hunts in the Henry Mountains with others but with the point creep I doubt that I'll ever see that tag as a non-resident. The point creep for moose is about the same as with the bison. Then the goat and sheep tags are just pipe dreams that I have.
But you never know I could always get lucky a few years in a row.
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...