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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Bear Mount Options

For those of you who have been lucky enough to harvest a PA black bear, how did you have it mounted? Are there advantages with your type of mount that made you choose it over other options? Just curious as to what the options and benefits of different mounts are.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2018, 03:35 PM
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I like shoulder mounts, closed mouth, save the open mouth for brown bears...rugs are big and need alot of room, dogs or cats can tear them up, less chance unless hung up on wall. Cheaper for shoulder mount
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I’m choosing a half mount for mine I got.
On a rock pedestal, natural pose, paws down, mouth closed, angling left to oppose my buck on the other wall.
I’m also getting the scull beetled so I have that also.
I guess I’ll post up pics a year from
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There are many options, it's a matter of expense, taste and where you intend to display it. I have two full bodies, one small one on a log on the wall, and a big one on the floor. Full bodies take up a LOT of space, especially a big bear. I also have two rugs. Rugs are nice because you can display them just about anywhere, from the floor to the wall. I have both of mine draped over couches. The other nice thing about rugs is that even a medium-small bear makes an impressive rug. I also have a half body of a big bear at the taxi right now, same mount as CHECKSTER above. That one will either go on the wall, or be set on top of a high table (bar style table), haven't decided yet.

Google bear mount pics and you'll see just about everything available.
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I went with a chest mount.
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I have 2 of the 3/4 mounts, 2 rugs with felt backings ( mouth closed ) 3 shoulder mounts and a brown bear rug with mouth open. With the rugs, the taxi man usually gives you two felt backings of your choice. I found if you go with black/black instead of colored felt it makes a bear look much larger.

Shoulder mounts are very economical....I had a shoulder mount of a Pa bear in 2015 that was $350 and tax. They are always cheaper than a shoulder mount for a deer.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-23-2018, 10:39 PM
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Here’s my 2016 life size that weighed 414lbs. For me, I consider this a once in a lifetime trophy, so I decided to go all out. If I’m fortunate enough to take another someday, I’ll get a half mount done. They look great as well. I started bear camp 14 years ago and we’ve taken 7 bears. It took me 12 years to take mine which was the 7th. At this point, I’d rather drive and see someone else in our group take their first.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-24-2018, 06:46 AM
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I did a half mount bc of limited space.
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Here are a few.https://www.
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Space and money are probably the two biggest factors. I have 4 mounted, 2 full bodies and 2 shoulder mounts. The one full body weighed 541 and cost nearly $3000. It takes up some serious space, too. My shoulder mounts were around $500.

I really like the wall mount of Beavsteve's and the bottom picture of Top Calls. If I'm fortunate enough to ever arrow another one think I'll go with something like one of those.
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