Gord Nuttall

How to preapre your trophy black bear so it will make a beautiful rug

Rug therapy

A step-by-step primer on how to properly prepare your trophy black bear to make a prized bearskin rug

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On one side of the bear, skin and peel the fur from the belly with your hunting knife, working carefully to avoid puncturing the skin. Be particularly cautious around the belly, where the hide can be quite thin. Then switch to your thin-bladed knife and skin both the front and rear legs until the ankles are exposed.

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