lifesize blackbear question

Submitted by ryan on 1/20/06 at 10:55 AM. ( rjrtaxidermy@yahoo.com ) 68.230.139.205

i got a blackbear from a client that was ventral cut by the guide, it will be standing on its hind legs. should i sew it up and dorsal cut it or will it be fine? it has a thick coat, was shot in new foundland in october and im pretty confident with my stitching skills, just thought id ask. thanks.

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okay

This response submitted by ryan on 1/20/06 at 10:59 AM. ( ) 68.230.139.205

just read some other posts, answered my own question.


Ryan

This response submitted by Jim B on 1/20/06 at 11:45 AM. ( ) 207.200.116.201

You can do it either way.I personally just sew the ventral when mounting.The belly seam will be there regardless and adding a dorsal seam doesn't change that-only adds work and time.On some upright forms it can be a little tight,however sewing behind the upper front legs.a 6" or 12" straight needle,if you can find one,will handle this easily.Bottom line is choose the way that works best for you.


thanks

This response submitted by ryan on 1/20/06 at 4:45 PM. ( ) 68.230.139.205

ill probably go with the ventral, ive done it before on other mounts.


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