Wow... that did turn out awesome. In my opinion predator mounts (bears, mountain lions, wolves, etc) usually end up just looking a little bit funny to me but yours turned out really good. Usually the face doesn't look natural but from what I can see it looks really good. Once again, good job man.
I am still waiting for my rug, although I finally got my skull back from the guy so I could Euro mount it myself. I've got the skull in a sweet wood and glass case. I'll upload a pic when I get back from Mexico. I'll also get a pic of the rug up whenever the hell I get my damn bear back.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...