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Bear Capping Help

I am going bear hunting this season in NC (can't wait!!) but I need help with cutting the bear for a wall mount trophy. Do I make the same cuts I would on deer by capping and cutting off the neck or is there something else I should do with bear?

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Location: northeast tn
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Bear Capping Help

i usually do mine the same as i would a deer, but it all depends on the mount you are wanting if you want a rug or full body mount you have a lot of work ahead of you.

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Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
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Bear Capping Help

For a shoulder style wall mount you start just like you would when caping a deer but stop the neck incision well down on the back of the neck below the base of the skull,then pull the hide foward over the head cutting the flesh and fat just under the hide to release it,just keeping pulling foward and cutting and it will slip off,when you het to th lips make sure and get the whole lip including the gum portion inside the mouth,be extra careful around the eyes and the corners of the mouth.

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Bear Capping Help

So lemme get this strait. I am not taking anything other than the hide for a wall mount? Not the head, teath, etc.? So if not I take it the taxidermist will not only make the head mold but the teath too?

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Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
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Bear Capping Help

rgr that the mouth,teeth ect are replicas that he orders to fit the siz e of the bear,you can remove the head after you skin it and boil it to remove the flesh,cut off anything you can before you begin,after boiling and scraping of everything with a wire brush give it a 50% bleach bath while scrubing it with a brilo pad to remove the oil that is in the bone,this will produce a nice white skull to display.

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Ok that makes sence. Thanks Nevada Thumbs up

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Location: OlyWa
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Bear Capping Help

I would reccommend that you let the taxi remove the skull. You do not want to slip and remove an eyelid or not remove enough of the gums, etc.

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Bear Capping Help

I always let my taxidermist do the caping for me The first trophy I had I messed it all up and it ended up costing me more to have him fix it.

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