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.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...