Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > After The Hunt > Taxidermy
Bear Half Mounts >

Bear Half Mounts

Taxidermy Tips and questions about taxidermy and the art of preserving the memory of your hunt.

Bear Half Mounts

Old 02-15-2012, 03:17 PM
  #1  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
BarnesX.308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Audubon & Red Rock, Penna.
Posts: 4,472
Default Bear Half Mounts

I'm heading up to Quebec in the spring with my son and my dad and we're hoping we get a black bear. As I already have a full mount of the bear I got in PA, I was thinking about a half mount.

Does anyone have any pictures? How about cost estimates? I'm hoping it's a lot cheaper than a full body mount. I don't really have a good place for a rug and I feel that head/shoulder mounts don't do the bear justice.

Thanks.
BarnesX.308 is offline  
Old 02-15-2012, 10:27 PM
  #2  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Grangeville Idaho
Posts: 138
Default

You should be able to pick up a real nice 3/4 lifesize in the 1250 range. I do quite a few every year and even the largest bears shouldn't be any higher! I would avoid one's where the arms are sticking out too far. Hope this helps
North Wind is offline  
Old 02-17-2012, 02:47 PM
  #3  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Warren County NJ USA
Posts: 3,889
Default

Here is a picture of my NB Canada bear I took back in 1997 with the bow, it's a 3/4 mount, it was done up there, I think it would cost around $1000 give or take $200 on either side here in the USA. I have been using the same taxidermist here in NJ since just after I took this bear, i wish I knew of him back then.






Attached Thumbnails Bear Half Mounts-canada-bear.jpg  
BOWHUNTERCOP is offline  
Old 02-17-2012, 07:33 PM
  #4  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location:
Posts: 246
Default

My pricing is 2/3 that of a life size. A 6ft. bear 1/2 life size will cost about $1600 plus the price of a base. (If applicable) Don't expect to pay any less than that for a quality mount.
TimberlandTaxidermy is offline  
Old 02-25-2012, 07:19 PM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
BarnesX.308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Audubon & Red Rock, Penna.
Posts: 4,472
Default

I read in bear hunting magazine that a half-mount would run about $1500. My taxidermist runs on the expensive side so I'll bet I'll be looking at around $2000. Between me, my dad and a few buddies, we have at least 10-12 mounts done by this guy. My last buck is so life-like, it's spooky. I won't ever shop around for price.

What do they say? The sorrow of a poor taxidermy job will last a lot longer than the joy of a cheaper price.
BarnesX.308 is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 08:10 AM
  #6  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Grangeville Idaho
Posts: 138
Default

Well put Sir!
North Wind is offline  
Old 02-26-2012, 04:32 PM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
Thread Starter
 
BarnesX.308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Audubon & Red Rock, Penna.
Posts: 4,472
Default

I ain't made of money, though.

Luckily, I know the guy well so I can pay over time. $200 a month should have it paid for by the time it's done.
BarnesX.308 is offline  
Old 03-19-2012, 04:34 AM
  #8  
Fork Horn
 
SGT.H's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 149
Default

Look up McLaughlin's Taxidermy in Wapwallopen, PA. He did a half bear mount for me a few years ago, and I am very pleased with it. I believe it ran me $1000.
SGT.H is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.