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Old 02-26-2011, 10:17 AM
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Re: Bear Rugs Already!

nice looking rug i would be happy with that
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:02 PM
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Re: Bear Rugs Already!

Thanks guys. I am very pleased with the way the rugs turned out. It was a great father-son hunt, and these rugs will remind us of the hunt.

My son's bear:


Mine:


These were my first bear rugs - and here's a few thoughts:

Care of the hide is very important. These were skinned quickly after the kills, and put on ice as soon as we could make that happen, then I drove straight to the taxidermist with the iced-down bear hides. I believe that helped.

They're not inexpensive. I've seen rug prices from $100 - $200 per foot for a bear rug. So at $150 per foot, a 6' bear is about $900.

Take a hard look at your available wall space. My son reserved a spot in his room for his bear, years ago. It's a tight fit. Still not quite sure where mine is going... Couple of options, but it basically takes a 6 x 6 area minimum. More room is better.

Regards, Guy
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:45 PM
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Re: Bear Rugs Already!

One day I'll get one of those. What did you do with the skull?
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:21 AM
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Had the skulls cleaned up. My son and I each have our bear skulls on shelves.

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Old 03-03-2011, 12:56 PM
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Re: Bear Rugs Already!

Very nice. Have you measured them?
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:41 PM
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Re: Bear Rugs Already!

Mine is a few inches over 6' long, my son's bear is a few inches under 6' from nose to tail.

Oddly enough the skulls were both 18.25"
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:46 AM
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Re: Bear Rugs Already!

When you say available wall space, did you mean floor space? Or did you hang it on the wall? Great bears! What did you use to shoot these guys with? Thanks.
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