“Is her head up?” asked Myron Means, the Large Carnivore Coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC). His is assistant, Alex, replied, “Yep, she’s looking right at me.” He had just crept into a sow bear’s den and shot her with a tranquilizer dart.
As hunters, we are truly fascinated by antlered game and rightfully so. Antlers are unique, one of a kind and make fantastic memory stimulators, i.e. trophies. Bears offer, however, as much or more “bang for your buck” (pun intended) than antlered game, just in a different way. Bears can be overlooked as amazing trophies, but with some enlightenment you’ll understand why. Here are six reasons why bears are a high-end big-game trophy that should rival your best whitetail.

Bear Mounts are epic: