Pretty cool! It's great to see guys getting out there and connecting on some great hunts. Hopefully, my son and I will be hunting bears in the next year or so. I'd certainly be proud of that bear for my first one.
Congrats to your brother. Nice bear. How much did it weigh? Bear is excellent table fare if they have been eating good stuff. What does he plan on doing with it? Shoulder mount? Rug? Great job!
The bear wieghed around 250 pounds (no monster, but nice) ! I personally have never had a bad bear. He is having the back hams smoked, the backstarps turned into steaks, and the rest made into breakfast sausage and spicy italian sausage. As for the hide he is just having it tanned and putting it over the couch.
Congrats to your bro. I had a bear tag as well but I never saw one, but they were in our area. The guys I was hunting with saw five or six total in the days we were there. But you know how it goes I had the tag and they didn't. I did see huge piles of bear scat nearly everywhere I walked.
I am NOT an expert. But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt. I've adapted this recipe from one I found online. Feel free to use it but use this tip at your own risk and comply with all local laws wherever you are. When butchering: Cool the hide as soon as you can get it off the animal. Remove the hide form the...