My Grandfather and I just finished the taxidermy on my 2006 bull and I hung him on my wall. I never realized how much work went into one of these mounts until I helped on one. This is my first bull. I killed him in Eastern Idaho.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...