This bear is the first animal that I ever shot without Dad around - in the same woods as me. It took me well out of my comfort zone and resulted in lifetime memories, a few bumps and some of the best meat I have ever tasted.
This bear is the first animal that I have really done something with. I have a few sets of antlers that we mounted but I have never kept the hide of an animal. Until now. Even though these eyes are not the ones that looked down at me from high in the tree that morning, these eyes represent all of the new experiences and friends that I have made since then.
|Jim and Lori had to add boards on the sides of their rack to fit the bear|
|His ears were almost non existent which is why you can see the pins holding up the nubs until they dry|
|It's like bringing my bear back to life. I love the scars!|
|I love this bear!|