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« on: February 29, 2008, 05:17:16 PM »

 I have a Black Bear in my shop and the customer was told by the guide that it was a once in a life time Bear and It is the only one he had seen in all of his 25 years of hunting Bear. I know BS comes to mind but, any Input and thoughts about the Bear only, would be nice.

 The Bear was taken in New Mexico and is a Black Bear 5'- 8" nose to tail dry tanned before soak-up. The hair is Silver in color down its back and black on its head and legs.

Is this normal or odd for Blacks?

I will post a photo a little later.
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2008, 08:05:31 PM »

Sounds like a pretty big bear any numbers on the weight of it?  Also, Im not really sure what your talking about with the silver, guess Ill have to see a picture. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 10:44:26 PM »

I saw one killed last year that had a silver face and feet and I believe,some silver hairs through the body.It was an ancient old sow from Saskatchewan.I saw one skin from MT that was silver like that but only about a 200 lb. bear.Not sure how it got that way.It looked like a glacier bear.I would consider it very rare to see one that color.
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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2008, 11:30:19 PM »

I got one in a few years ago from Alaska that had about an equal mix of silver and black hair.
It was a very old sow also, with all most no teeth left.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008, 02:35:41 PM »

The bear skull measures 18 14/16" B&C

My customer said it was aged at 5/6 years.

In the photo all that you see as blue is really Silver.


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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2008, 02:43:09 PM »

I would call that a bear of a lifetime.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 02:46:44 PM »

It would damned sure be a "bear of a lifetime" for me.  Exceptional trophy.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008, 03:00:12 PM »


That is what the Guide told Him.

 It will be a Life size mount, I'll be starting it in a week or two.


 
It would damned sure be a "bear of a lifetime" for me.  Exceptional trophy.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2008, 09:36:17 PM »

I have killed alot of bears (ALOT) and have never seen anything like that I would love to see more pics of the bear and especially the completed mount.
DEFFINATELY A BEAR OF A LIFETIME
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2008, 05:52:00 PM »

Here is a photo after tanning.


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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2008, 07:12:03 PM »

That is one of the best looking bear hides that I have ever seen. Def. a once in a lifetime!
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2008, 07:17:10 PM »

What a gorgeous animal. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2008, 10:42:06 PM »

That is a beauty.It will make a great mount.Glad to hear he's not rugging it.
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2008, 02:52:48 PM »

I have been hunting bears the past 18 years and have killed alot of them from all over the states and canada. I have never seen one like that. Truely a beutiful bear and cant wait to see the finished peice.
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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2008, 10:32:26 PM »

please be sure to post pics when it is mounted
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