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measuring a dry tan bear

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by chuckglass, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. I had a customer bring in 2 dry tanned black bears last night to get lifesize mounts done on both. The tanning is exceptional I might add , they were both shot in Mannitoba last year and tanned by a Canadian tannery. I want to get the most accurate measurements possible to cut down on any form alterations. So should I rehydrate them first then measure or just measure them dry? Thanks
     
  2. jasonb

    jasonb I think I'll keep her

    Soak the head and sponge the body. The body skin will not take much to rehydrate but the head will have to sweat overnight. Then strech the piss out of the body and measure.
     

  3. jasonb

    jasonb I think I'll keep her

    I will add that you need to strech the lenght first then strech the girth with all you got that way you do not end up with a hotdog bear.
     
  4. Thanks Jason