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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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I harvested a 706 pound male bear in 2011. The taxidermist i used destroyed my skull when he removed it. I had a full mount done and i do not think he used the proper form. The bear has several skin rolls in the neck and under the arms, The skull scores 21 3/16 the way it sits Boone and Crocket says 3 + inches missing. Spent alot of money to be disapointed and get poor service.And no respect for a great bear like this. From some one who is suppose to be a pro. anyone know about taxidermy.
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U have any pics if the skull and mount. That would be helpful.
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If I am reading what u are saying rite that would put that black bears skull at over 24 inches. If I am not mistaken I think that would be some kind of record. That's a shame I would imagine that's a once in a lifetime mount for a taxi. U think he/she would take more care with it.
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thats what i am being told. we compared to a 19.5 and a20 + and he made them look small
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its all a guess cause there is no real way to tell what is gone we think somewhere in the high 23 inch area
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have pics do not know how to post them have to get with one of my kids
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I harvested a 706 pound male bear in 2011. The taxidermist i used destroyed my skull when he removed it. I had a full mount done and i do not think he used the proper form. The bear has several skin rolls in the neck and under the arms, The skull scores 21 3/16 the way it sits Boone and Crocket says 3 + inches missing. Spent alot of money to be disapointed and get poor service.And no respect for a great bear like this. From some one who is suppose to be a pro. anyone know about taxidermy.
Would love to get some more details of this story and some pics.
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May i ask who did this mount?

Ill stop hunting when they pry the gun from my COLD DEAD HANDS.
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I heard of a horror story about a huge skull messed up that was a possible record earlier this year. From what I heard it was a taxi on Wismer Road outside of Doylestown in Bucks county. Also heard the taxi first bought the wrong size form for the bear and wanted to charge the customer for a new one even though it was his mistake. How much of thuis is true I don't know. When I heard of the skull size I thought it mayhave been an over estimate. If this bear could have been a state or world record my heart breaks for u and for the state of Pa in having a world class bear taken here. I am sick just thinking of it.
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its all a guess cause there is no real way to tell what is gone we think somewhere in the high 23 inch area
That would make him one of the 3 largest in Pa
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