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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ideas for a bear rug

I shot my first PA black bear on Saturday, a 196 lb boar. Last night I dropped the hide off at my taxidermist. I chose an open mouth jaw set with a flat tongue. Now I need to decide which two felt colors I want and if I should leave the PGC tags in the ears.

Right now I think I want black felt agains the hide, but I dont know what color as the outside border. If you have a bear rug, could you post a picture of it?

For those who have shot bears which were tagged by the game commision, did you leave the tags in the ears on the mount?
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I'm not going to comment on the tags, but my uncle has a pool table and there's a bear skin rug underneath it so it doesn't get walked on. I must say that's pretty neat idea.
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Re: Ideas for a bear rug

Just to clarify, I dont mean the tag from the check station. I'm talking about the metal tags from research/nuisance bears.
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Re: Ideas for a bear rug

Greenstang, I'd leave the metal tags in. Thatss a unique characterisitic of your trophy.

My Dad has a rug with black felt and a dark red/burgandy felt border that looks really nice. He has his hanging diagonally against an interior brick wall.

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Re: Ideas for a bear rug

i never shot a bear but yeah in my opinion I would need that metal tag in. like BonzY said, that's quite unique. Unless you have another idea to display the metal tag.
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Re: Ideas for a bear rug

I do a lot of Rugs a year, try black against the hide with chestnut brown on the outside, here is a pic

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It will blend well because of the brown on the nose. 90% of my rugs are this color
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Re: Ideas for a bear rug

Thanks for the pictures mmhanas

Im also leaning towards leaving the tags in the ears. Will be a nice conversation piece.
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Re: Ideas for a bear rug

Here is one Red/Black with the red against the hide.......



Here is one with Green/Black..........the Green is against the hide.....



And here is one that is all black.....




FWIW I would definitely leave the tags in the ears.......

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