I shot a large black bear in the spring on Kuiu. The front paws and the face were rather rubbed. My taxi is shipping it back to me for further evaluation before I commit to a full rugging. I'm considering stretching it, shaping it, backing and felting minus head and extremities. It will still have somewhat of a critter shape but no head or paws. I could genuinely use for a rug then.
Do any of you have experience with this rug option? Any suggestions for backing or felting?
It was a large Black bear but the face is just knarly looking. How many of you would just mount the thing, head and all?