Was wondering if anyone ever used Jerry Jacobs --Alpha Fur Dressers for bear hides. This is my first bear hunt and hopefully I will have one to tan in a few weeks. I have heard so many horror stories (not about Jerry) but about other tanners who end up shrinking bears so badly that they look nothing like they did when dropped off. I understand that all hides shrink a certain percentage in the process but I don't want a 8 1/2 footer turning into a 7 foot bear. I would appreciate any info, advice or experience on this topic. Thanks a lot. If you prefer to pm me, that's okay too.