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!
I have done everything possible to get my kids involved in hunting. Every time out whether it be scouting, camping or during the actual hunt, I will challenge them to find their way back without using any electronics (GPS). Also without a compass. They know by now that I am going to challenge one of them, so right off the bat when leaving our vehicle or camp they will start picking out land marks to help them out. Makes me and them feel confident that if we were to somehow separate that they...