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.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...