Well all I can say is that you really need to make sure that your guide, in Maine or elsewhere is licensed...we found out later that he was not.
I left my bear hide and skull with the "guide" along with a $250.00 deposit for the taxidermist. Many months later the guide told me that the taxidermist had a house fire and that the hide was destroyed. The skull was to be given to me at a later date that that did not happen either.
All I have left are wonderful memories and a few pics.