I would of rather found their sheds for sure. I'm going to try the satin white paint on the old skull and some walnut minwax on the antlers. I'll boil the fresh one and mount it on a piece of old barn wood and it'll come in the house.
No, but there must be at least 2-3 in there. The fresh deadhead was laying 30 yards from a treestand. Which leads me to believe that nobody hunting that property shot that buck. Plus the property is only 80 acres, 20 of it being wooded.