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11-09-2008, 04:09 PM
Not sure where to post this question, but does anybody have any advice on how to remove & clean black bear claws.
Not sure what I 'm going to do with them. Just want to get them out right now.
thanks in advance,
11-11-2008, 07:39 PM
Wish I could help you, but I`ve never peeled the claws off of one. Give Dana Young a PM. I bet he could help you.
11-11-2008, 07:43 PM
First kill the bear...it's a lot easier that way.
I've pulled some out with pliers after we had skinned one out for a full skin mount, just cut along sides of claw about 1-2 inches and ease out.(I wrapped a cloth between pliers and claw to prevent scratching them up) I boiled them out and used a dental pic to get the meat off them, (p.s.- don't use a pot your wife uses to boil skull or claws, or to put anything's guts in, I don't understand neither?) After they dried real good I covered them in clear polyurethane and scattered them in some of my arrowhead display cases.
11-11-2008, 08:47 PM
Thanks fellers. I figured it out allready.
I just lopped 'em off with the pruning shears at the first joint then skinned the hide off.
Your right about killin the bear first. You ain't never seen mad till you cut one's toe off then reach for the next one.
11-12-2008, 02:27 PM
That's exactly the way I did it. Used pruning shears and clipped them back as far as I could. Probably wasted a little length that way. I took my Dremel and a sanding drum and smoothed up the sharp edges of the cut. I put them on a hat band and I think it looks pretty darn good. I'll try to dig up a picture.
11-12-2008, 02:52 PM
They make great necklace charms. If you are going to make a rug out of the bear, then leave the claws on (just polish them up).
11-12-2008, 02:58 PM
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