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    Wink 3/4" Shy

    Just got my black bear measurements back from the taxi ....

    Squared 6 ft 10 inches

    Skull (not dried) 19 and 4 sixteenths inches

    Overall length 6 foot 9 inches

    Pretty good valley bear. Meat is wonderful. Hide is in excellent shape. He has a huge white V across his chest so I am now trying to figure out a pose for a half lifesize mount.

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    Bullxxxxxxx,
    Huge black bear for southcentral, for sure.
    Was it a spot & stalk fall kill? Possible a target of opportunity? Or from the spring?
    I hope you go life-size, or rug. Of course, do what you want.
    But I always wonder about the other half of the bear when I see a 1/2 life-size...
    Fun stuff!!!!!
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    I shot him last week. We were moose hunting out in the valley from my Zodiac. Night before we had a hot cow in heat across the river from camp. I was drinking coffee about 50 yards from camp on a bluff when he walked across the marsh at about 300 yards. 2 shots and 2 seconds later it was over. I prefer the bow and arrow, but the reach of my .338 is handy even if a bit impersonable.

    I jumped a medium griz at about 45 yards in the timber our second day out that was stalking a sublegal bull.

    I don't have room for a full body. Wife wants a rug but I really want to see the V. If I have the rug then I will want to see the V. If I have a halfsize then I will want to see how big the rug is.

    Rug is much cheaper. Full lifesize would run another grand or so....which is too much for my budget really.

    Talk me out of it and into a rug...or show me some really good halfsize mounts!

    I will try to get a pik tomorrow....

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    come on man pic's we need pic's
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    Here is one with a vee and the rug, obviously not nearly as big but gives and idea what it looks like once vee is split. I am happy with mine.

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...chmentid=33364

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    Do your shoulder mount. Take the back half and have the taxi make a "half rug" out of it. Place the half rug on the floor beside your bed.........or maybe at the foot of the living room easy chair, or even at the foot of the sofa. Should make a decorative conversation piece.................as well as a memory!
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    Quote Originally Posted by martentrapper View Post
    Do your shoulder mount. Take the back half and have the taxi make a "half rug" out of it. Place the half rug on the floor beside your bed.........or maybe at the foot of the living room easy chair, or even at the foot of the sofa. Should make a decorative conversation piece.................as well as a memory!
    Great Idea.

    I shoulder mounted mine and used the back skin as a safe cover.


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    A shoulder mount is less than the rug and considerably than the 1/2 lifesize that I am/was thinking that I need to show off the great white vee he has.

    I am still not sure what I am going to do - kinda leaning towards a rug now - and then I can use the other $1K to have my wife's 2011 spring bear made up!....decisions decisions

    I will put up a pik tonight. We got really bad field pics tho I will warn you....

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    I feel the pain. My bear was only 6' 6", but his head was 19 11/16". A 1/4" shy. Someday I'll hit 20"... BTW, it was a valley bear as well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapperbob View Post
    Here is one with a vee and the rug, obviously not nearly as big but gives and idea what it looks like once vee is split. I am happy with mine.
    Nice trapperbob. Can't decide which looks better the bear or the foxes....
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    1Cor......I agree, really impressed with Trapperbob fox/lynx fur collection.
    Swamp.....an honest 6'6" black bear is a great bear for Southcentral.
    bullelkkle....either mount will be impresasive!
    Any of you valley guys use Woodland Taxidermy, owned by Larry McMurphy?
    Congrats to all...

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    I took him to Foxy Beaver after reading a the thread here. I think that she will do good work for me and I like the turnaround time.

    Sorry - got to workin on the no-go-sno-go last night and forgot about the pix..mebbe tonite.

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    Are you sure the Foxy Beaver is a taxidermist?
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    The one that I went to is; however, there may be others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martentrapper View Post
    Are you sure the Foxy Beaver is a taxidermist?
    LOL! Right!???

    Good one,
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    Oh, great job, Bullkiller! Remember, the rug won't show the V properly and some of it may get trimmed! Yikes!

    Taylor

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    Foxy Beaver is a taxidermist and "the best little mounter in town!"...lol .......
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