2012 rifle harvest was a 4x4 mule buck on the first day.
in a couple of years this would of been a very fine deer.
rack's brow tines were coming in nicely.
this deer produced a lot of meat for the family.
looking forward to some great meals.
last step will be to bury the head up to the antlers and then cover the antlers with a tote or box.
i will keep it this way until next year early summer. the insects will clean everything very well and will only involve a quick spray after being dug out. no trimming, no boiling.
i will post this another time
(probably sooner then later since the head is just hanging in the back yard and the temperature is on the up).