Shot a Black Bear in late June and though it is nice size the hair is pretty thin, My wife and I will never have a Bear hide on the wall in the house but I'd like to stretch this one out nice and hang in shop wall for stories of my first Big Game Hunt with my 8yr old son along. It was a big time for him so I want to hang it for admiring but it'll be out where smell doesn't matter much, etc.
So can I just hang it in the shop flesh side out after salting, let it dry real well stretched out, (like staple gunned to the wall while drying) then turn it around for an outside shop wall mount? Without tanning, will it be ok or have a heavy smell forever? I think I have it fleshed out as well as can be and it is drying nicely with salt. Looks pretty cool at a distance, no rubs etc.
Any advice on home Bear hide preservation for the shop wall?