When I get a bear this year, do I need to do anything special to the hide? My taxidermist charges a little extra to remove the skull and paws. He showed me some hides where people pulled them own their own, with not so great of results (visible cuts around eyes, nose etc) He told me that it will end up costing more to make a bunch of repairs than to just pay the removal fee. I have never caped an animal before. I have taken moose and only get the meat and antlers.
Since I don't plan on removing the skull and paws myself, do I need to mess with salting the rest of the hide? Btw, I will be able to get the hide to the taxidermist within a day.