I just thought I'd share my bear with those who asked for me to post it once it was rugged. I have to say Kathy at Foxy Beaver Taxidermy in Big Lake is getting ALL my business. I am totaly happy with the work she did on my very first bear, between my husbands expertise in the field, skinning and fleshing him, he turned out GREAT! I picked a closed mouth and natural ear set. I'll also tell you that the whole thing cost us $475 since he was already tanned when we took him in. If anyone is interested I'd be happy to forward her information. The photos dont do him justice, he's 6'9, 20 inch skull and we were told he was in his last days when I took him (25+ years).
Thanks for sharing in the excitement with me. We'll be spending the evening finding that perfect spot for my first trophy!