LOL old timer, gotta' be a gamer to use one of those--thats a nice looking recurve too, you got all the nice looking stuff. We teach kids how to use Atlatl, school groups, I've really been thinking about using one on a white tail since their so abundant here . I also work for a Native American museum and we have a few originals from ages ago, bows that is and a few arrows, quivers. I've also thought about making my own bow & arrows using obsideon points just to do it, now that would be old school. Right now I got an old Martin compound--still does the trick. Again, congrats.
I make wood bows of osage, vine maple and yew in my spare time. Killed a turkey last year with a bamboo/osage longbow that I made. Quite a bit of satisfaction there. Have tried to make a couple Atlatls but still in the developement stage there
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...