I finally got my black bear skull back from the taxidermist. It was sent off to be ate by some bugs to get really white. After that, the taxidermist scored the skull at 18 15/16. That puts me at #10 in Oregon for youth. Not to bad. We all knew it would be a record bear, but we didn't know if it would be that big. It only had to score 17 inches to make the book. I will be getting the rug in about 10 months.