Hello all, I have never hunted Bighorn but I love to chase all kinds of game with my bow, anyway I was way up high last weekend just rambling /scouting around the steep and deep and I came across a really big full and 1/4 curl Bighorn skull. It was still attached to the spine and ribs. I twisted off the skull and hiked it out of there. (heavy) I don't know the proper procedure, I did call the DOW and they said bring it on in and have them take a look at it. Will they plug the horn ? I spoke with a taxidermist who will sell me a cape and shoulder mount it, is that a good idea ? The mass is very heavy and the curl goes all the way around to his eye socket where it is broomed ?? off flat. The broomed section on each side is 3-4 inches long and about 1-1 1/2 inches wide and I can count 12 rings before the broomed section. He is a massive ram. I am wondering what the value of this find may be and what would people who are "in the know" do with it.
I took a few pictures which I can post here when I scan them in. thanks for the info.