You guys sure give me inspiration. I got 95% of the meat & fur off of the skull & bleached it a couple of times with peroxide. It looks pretty cool. I'm planning to mount it over the front door of our home, which is a mountain cabin. I borrowed the rifle (a Remington 270) and need to buy something. I liked the 270 and they're only $300 at Walmart, but I'm considering buying a crossbow first. I'm thinking since the bow season begins earlier, and since they're quiet it will a good weapon. I don't know much about them, but it looks like the price starts at about $300 for one that powerful enough for deer. Do any of you guys know anything about them, like what would be some good ones to look at, or bad ones to avoid? I figure I'll probably save for a rifle too, and eventually buy a 270 like I borrowed. Unless you guys have advice on other low-end rifles to consider.