So here I am....with an embarrassment of riches. I live here in Sitka and this fall I have the opportunity to harvest a goat and a brown bear. I have my fly in goat hunt all set and the whole brown bear thing, if I see the right bear while I am deer hunting or decide to do a dedicated bear trip, I will harvest one. So now comes the all important question, whats next. I plan to turn the goat into burger or sausage, perhaps smoke it. Everyone tells me fall browns here are not worth the table fare. But I hate the idea of taking an animal and not using it. I plan to at least take the straps and loins, and see if I cut them with enough pork product, I can get some decent sticks or patties out of it.
Any who... So my bear is going to be made into a rug, that I know.
My goat on the other hand I am conflicted. I love the look of the skull mounted...and shoulder mounts look pretty sweet. Or I could go with the a head on rug. Anyone have any suggestions or experience that might be helpful? I am also open to outside the box ideas. I have a budget of about 1000 dollars per animal. I can flex as needed, might need to cut back on luxuries prior to the hunt to afford something special. Thank you all, I really love reading this forum as everyone has been super helpful.