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Offline Rob

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2021 Kelly Hill spring bear rug back
« on: July 06, 2022, 03:10:48 PM »
Took my bear from last year to Wildlife Obsessions in Duvall to have him rugged and got it back last week.

I had it rugged with no backing at all (just tanned hide) so i could put it on a trapper frame I bought a while back and mount as though I it was being packed out.  Added a game bag and zip tied an old barrel to an old rifle stock to round the mount out.

I need to re-pack it as i am not totally happy with the look.  The skin is bulky and overwhelms the frame a bit.

Bear aged at 7 years and measured 5 foot 8 inches so not a monster.  But the fur was nice and thick.
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Re: 2021 Kelly Hill spring bear rug back
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2022, 03:39:18 PM »
That's awesome.  A very unique mount.  Thanks for sharing, Rob.

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Re: 2021 Kelly Hill spring bear rug back
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2022, 07:54:42 PM »
Looks great!!


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Re: 2021 Kelly Hill spring bear rug back
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2022, 08:02:05 PM »
 :tup:

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Re: 2021 Kelly Hill spring bear rug back
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2022, 08:02:49 PM »
 :tup:  Great!  Good way to display in limited space.  Hoping to get mine in a month or so. 
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Re: 2021 Kelly Hill spring bear rug back
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2022, 05:15:57 AM »
Cool looking mount. Great way to remember the hunt and a fine bear.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

Proverbs 12:27

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Re: 2021 Kelly Hill spring bear rug back
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2022, 06:44:22 AM »
Thanks everyone - wish I could say I thought of the idea but I saw it on another website (can't recall which one) and thought it was a nice way to display it without having it on the ground for the dogs to mess around with.

I really need to repack it better.  I tried again last night and still not happy.  Will work on it a it more.  just a lot of tanned skin to roll up on a small frame.  Can't imagine what it would be like with backing on it!

Looking fwd to seeing your bear GH!

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Re: 2021 Kelly Hill spring bear rug back
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2022, 06:56:30 AM »
BTW, Wildlife Obsessions in Duval did well by me.  Reasonable turnaround (13-14 months) at a fair price.
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Keep your eyes fixed on where the trail meets the sky.
Live like you ainít afraid to die.
Just sit back and enjoy your ride
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Re: 2021 Kelly Hill spring bear rug back
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2022, 05:36:09 PM »
BTW, Wildlife Obsessions in Duval did well by me.  Reasonable turnaround (13-14 months) at a fair price.
Chris is a good guy !

 


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