Thanks for all the kind words. Now that I've got the bear I don't know what kind of mount I want. I mean that I want a full body mount but I don't know what pose to put him in. After looking at the web sites of McKensie, Raylines and Van Dykes I 'm thinking of either closed mouth or panting mouth in a climbing pose or standing with head up. I won't be able to talk to my taxidermist for a couple of weeks. He has a pretty heart shape blaze on his chest that I want to show off. I'm new to this bear hunting and would appreciate any comments from you more experienced bear hunters.
Here's the blaze.