For those lucky enough to draw a bear tag and get one I would highly recommend Kodiak Bones and Bugs Taxidermy. He will come pick your skull up at the hotel or wherever you are staying and after he is done cleaning it (beetles) he will ship it to you. He charges $175 which includes the shipping. It would cost $50 to ship it as an extra piece of luggage on the plane so for $125 more you don't have to deal with the mess. He sent me a brochure after I drew my tag and I gave him a try. Glad I did. Have seen a couple thread asking about how to ship hides and skulls. Figured I would give somebody who did me right a plug.