I'm sure I could probably find alot in the archives, but I need you guys who have sent alot of black bears out to tell me which tannery has done really well for you. I got a guy that will probably be bringing a black bear over for a rug. If I turn down any more rugs, I'm going to lose customers. I have to bit the bullet. Mounting the head will be no problem, and I'm going to have Ben Julian felt the rug which I feel completely confident in. I just gotta get it soft tanned first. What's the best tannery for black bear, and what kind of turnaround do they have? Also, can someone explain "wiring" bear claws?