Thanks, the ram in my avatar is really not that big, he's bronze medal class, but just made a beautiful mount.
I've mounted two of these Rams, that I sometimes wish that I didn't just for wall space and I really only prefer to invest the money in a shoulder mount if it's big enough that It will go gold.
My first bow kill was a black Hawaiian ram, who also went bronze...very sentimental, but not a good scoring representative.
I worked several jobs in college and had hunting money to burn and mounted several Rams and deer that I wish I would have made skull mounts. But oh well, there are worse problems in life.
My goal now, is a gold medal slam with the recurve.
Here's a pic of my painted ram, bow kill...half inch from gold but I'm happy with him and satisfied if I don't kill another painted ram.