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

Gord Nuttall
Gord Nuttall

Step 7

Switch back to your hunting knife and cut through the outer tendons on both sides of the rear ankle joint. Sheath the knife, then use both hands to twist the rear foot to break the joint. It should break fairly easily. If it doesn’t, double-check that you cut the tendons in the correct spot.

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