5 year old buck +
Question for the multi-state buck guys: Do you aim to shoulder mount or euro mount all these bucks? I can't imagine mature buck venison is something a guy would want taking up a substantial amount of freezer space. Or is it a pursuit of a single buck across multiple states?
Personally, I've grown tired of taxidermists after the fiasco with my bear (don't ask). What I'd love to do is be able to get in with an overrun entity and help extract surplus does for the canner. I am a big fan of canned venison, but I've done enough deer to know there is still a difference in age and sex of the animal. If it's not a brag board buck, I'm gonna wait for a clover fattened yearling doe.
We still haven't finished the winter that'll never end in my country. Mother nature cured the surplus for us once again, and that's a shame.
Shoulder mount for Iowa bucks. Oddly the bucks from Iowa have been very tasty… tender venison? Maybe all the corn/beans/Alfalfa ? I certainly prefer a doe to eat though !