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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by double shovel, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. double shovel

    double shovel SilverWillowTaxidermy

    I was fortunate enough to get this guy here in Alberta a couple weeks ago on a solo spot and stalk hunt. His hide was in excellent condition and I skinned him for a lifesize. I am thinking of doing a standing mount somehow but not quite sure. His skull measured 21 9/16 so he makes the book. He was 6ft nose to base of tail on the carcass. Does anybody have any idea on what some of these larger bears could be for age? We do not have anybody in our fish and wildlife that I know of that will do that for us.




  2. Nyati

    Nyati I love tahr huntin

    Beautiful bear Curtis.

  3. grumpa

    grumpa Member

    What a bear!!! Congradulations!
  4. Daniel M.

    Daniel M. Tongo, the best dog in the world. (Saarloos)

    That is a beauty! Congratulations!
  5. michael69

    michael69 Active Member

    Right on!! What a monster!! I shot a big one in alaska that was 13 yrs old
  6. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    you can remove a small tooth right behind the large canines and send it to the bear reasearch dept,u of m and they will slice it and age it
  7. double shovel

    double shovel SilverWillowTaxidermy

    Thank You, I might have to do that
  8. Curtis, Are you coming down to Idaho? Dale
  9. kuzzinnitt

    kuzzinnitt New Member

    yes curtis beautifull bear please let us know how old he really is
  10. double shovel

    double shovel SilverWillowTaxidermy

    No Sorry Dale I am not, never even started my piece. It all started with the trip to Jerrys and from there we haven't stopped. I plan on heading to Kalispel towards the end of the month though to the tannery. Do you have some stuff to come back up here? I may have an empty trailer
  11. Skywalker

    Skywalker Well-Known Member

    I got one too Curtis! Last Saturday. Only about a half hour or so from where you got yours. 8)

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  12. rbear

    rbear Well-Known Member

    Thous are two nice bears.
  13. double shovel

    double shovel SilverWillowTaxidermy

    Yours looks bigger Ken. That thing is a tank. How about we mount each others for each other? I am all for it, you mount mine and I mount yours,lol
    Congrats on a nice bear
  14. Nyati

    Nyati I love tahr huntin

    I've got to get back over and see you guys
  15. cattrax

    cattrax Beats being in the shop!

    I was supposed to go with :( My bad. Curtis is still rubbing it in.
  16. Skywalker

    Skywalker Well-Known Member

    How bout we either do both at your shop or my shop and post the whole thing on here?
  17. Naturesway07

    Naturesway07 New Member

    Nice bears
  18. double shovel

    double shovel SilverWillowTaxidermy

    Works for me
  19. TheShed

    TheShed Member

    Very nice bears.
  20. JEJ

    JEJ Active Member

    I'm don't have any skin in this game but would vote for this option!