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    Got a nice bear and kids talked me into a life size. Hoping to see some ideas of mounts so post em if you got them. thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    Got a nice bear and kids talked me into a life size. Hoping to see some ideas of mounts so post em if you got them. thanks.
    I like bears that will be on a floor base mounted in an uphill walking pose. This will put the bears face a little more at eye level. If you are going to put it on a raised base then a slight downhill is nice. I also prefer a slightly open mouth versus aggressive wide open.

    Not a huge fan of upright poses but they are popular and won't take up as much floor space as the standing or walking form. Standing with one paw raised is also nice.

    I have a brown bear cub sitting on its bum with its foot on a large Japanese glass float at the shop... mounted on an altered black bear form.

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    That would make a cool mount Jessie, with a slightly open mouth, maybe some blue berries in his mouth
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    Pat,

    The possibilities are many, so part of your decision process should involve where you locate it in the house/trophy room. Some display areas limit the pose, especially if on a wall base. Also, any floor pose should be on a base with casters so it can be moved easily. An interactive pose with another animal may be something you want to explore, but is a little more costly. Some folks like to recapture the activity the bear was engaged in right before they took it. Finally, some bears have unique characteristics such as white chest blazes or old scars that may factor into how you want to display the animal.

    Do some internet searches for lifesize bear mounts and sit down with your selected taxidermist to go over some catalogs and ideas.

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    House Mounts 004.jpg Not the best of pictures but this is what I got done for 2 of our Blackies..
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    This is one I mounted for a friend, his first bear.

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    What a great pose Stid, very nice!

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    Cool to see a black bear hide on that form... That is the exact form I used for the small brown bear I got at fur rondy.. Had to put a different head on it, of course...

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    Here's one I recently finished. His left foot is under his chin.


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    That's a cool mount full cry... I always like seeing mounts with expressions other than the typical alert stare.
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    Thanks Juli. And you save $20 on a set of eyes! I'm doing a lion right now that's really different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FullCryHounds View Post
    Here's one I recently finished. His left foot is under his chin.
    Absolutely love this mount...!!!
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    Here is the form I had my taxidermist use on my 6 foot black.
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    You can always do the "democrat" bear mount.......

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