pickens county bear taken in November

rmcatcher

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I got this bear this past november. It was my first bear. Being a south ga boy, i was tickled!!! the day before, i saw a sow and a cub from the same tree. i found several bear beds last year. finding their beds was neat to me. being new to bear hunting, just seeing their tracks was almost magical. I still cant get over how good the meat tastes. I wished i could have had him weighed but i couldnt find any scales. the game warden judged him to be 275 - 300 lbs. not too shaby for my first one.

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What did you have done with the pelt?
 

coondog96

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I got this bear this past november. It was my first bear. Being a south ga boy, i was tickled!!! the day before, i saw a sow and a cub from the same tree. i found several bear beds last year. finding their beds was neat to me. being new to bear hunting, just seeing their tracks was almost magical. I still cant get over how good the meat tastes. I wished i could have had him weighed but i couldnt find any scales. the game warden judged him to be 275 - 300 lbs. not too shaby for my first one.

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where abouts in pickens did get this beast i also hunt in pickens and seen plenty of bear before the season but when season started didn't see a dang thing:banginghe
 

rmcatcher

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thanks guys!!

gobbleinwoods i regret to even say this. I was going to get a rug done by a taxidermist. I had no idea that noone does that around here. I wouldve thought that anyone who does taxidermy woldv had no problem with the pelt. When i heard the price tag of near $1500, i nearly fell out. The guy said he could do a full body for $800, but the rug would be twice that. i still find it hard to believe. so i went home to cape it out myself and attempt a home tanning job. well..... below freezing weather, a stiff bear and 3 am combined to create a botched bear skin. i hated it but i just scrapped the remains. I cut the head and the paws off. I plan on getting it european mounted. maybe a black skull with white teeth. im not sure how it will turn out but thats the plan. the claws will be on some sort of necklace. i know the bear was good but could not see spending the $$$ on a rug. too broke right now.

coondog i got it off the west side of Henderson mountain. oops!!!! there ive done gone and let it out. here everybody comes to hunt henderson mountain. there will be a line clear to 575 waiting to get in. haha jk
 

mshipman

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thanks guys!!

gobbleinwoods i regret to even say this. I was going to get a rug done by a taxidermist. I had no idea that noone does that around here. I wouldve thought that anyone who does taxidermy woldv had no problem with the pelt. When i heard the price tag of near $1500, i nearly fell out. The guy said he could do a full body for $800, but the rug would be twice that. i still find it hard to believe. so i went home to cape it out myself and attempt a home tanning job. well..... below freezing weather, a stiff bear and 3 am combined to create a botched bear skin. i hated it but i just scrapped the remains. I cut the head and the paws off. I plan on getting it european mounted. maybe a black skull with white teeth. im not sure how it will turn out but thats the plan. the claws will be on some sort of necklace. i know the bear was good but could not see spending the $$$ on a rug. too broke right now.

coondog i got it off the west side of Henderson mountain. oops!!!! there ive done gone and let it out. here everybody comes to hunt henderson mountain. there will be a line clear to 575 waiting to get in. haha jk
Those prices seem backwards to me. I do allot of bears rugs and full mounts. My full mounts are probably double rugs. A comercial tan is the way to go on bears.

By the way that is a very nice bear
 

rmcatcher

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mshipman i would loved to have gotten in touch with you. the prices he gave me for a commercial tan was 170 per linear foot. my bear was over 6 ft and with his charges on the fleshing out and the shipping fees It was near $1500. I had a figure in mind around $500 that $1500 price tag was just too far out of my league.
 

mshipman

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I get $175. per ft (nose to base of tail) on a finished rug. Thats tanning head mounted and rugging. That size range I wouldn't think it would be much over 6' unless it was really long and skinny. A raw skin will measure a good bit more that the carcase or a tanned skin. If I don't have the whole bear I measure the streatch taned skin.
 

rmcatcher

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i measured wrong..... i measurd from nose to end of leg with him stretched..... oops!!!! you know how we stretch thoes stories!!!
 
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I get $175. per ft (nose to base of tail) on a finished rug. Thats tanning head mounted and rugging. That size range I wouldn't think it would be much over 6' unless it was really long and skinny. A raw skin will measure a good bit more that the carcase or a tanned skin. If I don't have the whole bear I measure the streatch taned skin.
Double felted?
 

coondog96

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thanks guys!!

gobbleinwoods i regret to even say this. I was going to get a rug done by a taxidermist. I had no idea that noone does that around here. I wouldve thought that anyone who does taxidermy woldv had no problem with the pelt. When i heard the price tag of near $1500, i nearly fell out. The guy said he could do a full body for $800, but the rug would be twice that. i still find it hard to believe. so i went home to cape it out myself and attempt a home tanning job. well..... below freezing weather, a stiff bear and 3 am combined to create a botched bear skin. i hated it but i just scrapped the remains. I cut the head and the paws off. I plan on getting it european mounted. maybe a black skull with white teeth. im not sure how it will turn out but thats the plan. the claws will be on some sort of necklace. i know the bear was good but could not see spending the $$$ on a rug. too broke right now.

coondog i got it off the west side of Henderson mountain. oops!!!! there ive done gone and let it out. here everybody comes to hunt henderson mountain. there will be a line clear to 575 waiting to get in. haha jk
i asked because i hunt right over in that area( henderson mtn hunting club) and seen several good ones there but like i said when season opened it was like they had read the regs. themselves and disappeared......POOF GONE:crazy:
 

rmcatcher

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coondog that was off of that club. near the dry pond gate. funny!!!! nice to meet ya. there are so many ppl that hunt that club its hard to know everyone. im not sure if you ever saw me but i drive a red ford f150 and usually have a 4 wheeler on the back
 
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