For OTC, I'd like to take another crack at Idaho's Middle Fork country.
For limited draw, I'd like 10 or 2 here in Colorado, but I'll never accumulate enough points. I doubt I'll be able to accumulate more than what I'd need for 76 or 40. I'll be back up to 2 this year and will have to see how this archery thing goes for the next couple to see whether or not I'll burn those points on muzzleloader bull tags or hold out for an archery trophy unit.
For Utah and Wyoming, not sure which units for elk yet. For muleys, it would be 102 Wyoming, but I'm not sure I can catch that unit. For Utah muleys, I probably can't catch the Henry Mountains or Pauns, but I'll try. If not, I've got some other ideas.
In Colorado I would go to unit 2 or10 for a trophy. For meat I would stay around Granby just because I have hunted here my entire life and know the unit well. (even though some people really frown on those units ha!) In Wyoming I have been applying for unit 22 for elk and 90 for deer. I will draw them eventually because I have max points for both. After the draw I will have 7 points for elk and 4 for deer in colo. I will cash the deer in next year and will be looking to cash the elk in as well in the near future.
hunt 2 or 851 for trophy elk and slink on back to 55 just for the beautiful country and to try and fill the freezer!! 54 for a late cow! Trying to burn my points this year so I can go back to my honey holes!!
If I could hunt anywhere for a trophy deer and elk I doubt that Colorado would even get a mention except for the Northwest coroner for elk.
I would pack up my gear and head for the Kiabab in Arizona or the Henry Mountains in Utah for deer, those two areas can not be beat for a trophy. Now for elk it would really be a toss up. I would lean very heavily to wards the Monroe unit in Utah which is where the Spider Bull came from. I personally know of a couple other monster elk on that unit. If not the Monroe I would head for the Southwest Desert or the San Juan's also in Utah. The size of the elk in those units are hard to beat.
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...