Well, I just sit next to the lifeless carcass petting it, sobbing uncontrollably, and apologize to the itty bitty wittle critter. (just joking-well, except the sobbing part)
Actually, I just thank god for the hunt and ATVs. I field dress the animal, load it up and haul it to the meat locker. We have a locker here that will skin and care for the trophy if applicable. It cost a whopping $10 more for them to skin and cape it out, so for me it's worth it. Plus they have a lot more experience caping the trophy than I do so there is less chance of me not leaving enough hide on it. I would advise checking with your local meat locker and see if that is an option.
Good luck hunting, and sorry for the sick attempt at being funny!
We all spend our time at the range, making sure our rifle is shooting just right. We get it dialed in, and then we head to the woods, ready to shoot our animal. Well, what happens if the animal comes out where you do not expect it? Will you be able to make the shot?
This scenario has happened to me. My first deer I ever shot, I had to shoot left handed. I had never practiced that way, and paid for it by having my nose broken with the scope. If I had just...