Before you decide how you are going to cape your bear, you’ll need to know what you are going to do with the finished hide. There are basically three options: make a flat rug, mount the bear or make a 'case skin' for hanging on the wall. With some practice you’ll be able to make quick work of the big bruins you’ll hopefully take in 2015. Here are three methods for how to cape a bear and why you’ll need to use that method.
When it comes to bear hunting outfitters, not all are created equal. Comparing outfitters one to another can be difficult, because you often aren’t comparing apples to apples. Different types of hunts are designed for different types of hunters. People often call and ask me to give them a blanket referral to an outfitter, however, without some more information this can be difficult. Are they looking for a trophy-class bear or just a rug for the floor? Do they have $6,000 to spend or $1,500? Do they want a wilderness adventure in a tent camp or a relaxing hunt based out of a lodge? Do you want to hunt over bait, spot and stalk or chase them with hounds? Here is a simple break down...