Thanks bear2 for the advice. I didn't think about putting undue pressure or requests on the taxidermist. I know that I don't like it when my clients demand too much or they don't even know what they want. At bear camp we didn't take any measurements before skinning. Will this be a problem for my taxi.? I've noticed that all the manikins are all sized. Does that mean that I'll have to pick one that is closest to the size of my bear? Thanks again for the info.