Bear hide

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by walker34, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. walker34

    walker34 Well-Known Member

    I got a young bear this past season and I caped it out and even left the paws in the cape. I also have the skull in the freezer. I was wondering if anyone would euro the skull for me at a good price. I also would like a price to make a rug out of the hide.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2020
  2. frogleg

    frogleg Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure that would be legal. G&F may consider it bartering.



    It is unlawful to purchase, sell, offer for sale, barter or trade any species of wildlife or portions thereof.

    EXCEPTIONS:

    1. Furbearer pelts and carcasses taken during a furbearer season may be sold by persons with valid hunting or fur dealer licenses. Purchase of furbearer pelts and carcasses must be in compliance with Code 17.07.
    2. In compliance with Chapter 09.00 or Codes 26.18, 29.03, 30.01, 31.01, 32.02, 34.01, 35.01, and Addendum F1.07.
    3. Legally taken squirrel tails and pelts, rabbit pelts, turkey bones, deer antlers or clean skulls, elk antlers or clean skulls, deer hides, elk hides, and feathers not protected by federal regulation 50 CFR 20.------li>
    4. Red fox, gray fox and coyote legally trapped in Arkansas may be sold by a person possessing a hunting license and trapping permit and Live Fox and Coyote Permit (Code 09.16).
      • Commission-approved nonprofit organizations with a valid tax identification number may pay for the processing of game and donate the meat to needy individuals.
      • Alligator hide, meat and parts from legally harvested alligators (Codes 05.01,12.02, 12.03, and Addenda A1.10, C1.03) may be sold or donated in state when accompanied by documentation verifying origin and description of transferred parts. An individual alligator hide legally harvested and with an attached U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species tag may be sold outside the state. Alligator meat or parts may also be sold or transferred out of state with documentation accompanying each part of the legal CITES assignment from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
      • Certain game birds (i.e. migratory birds) are subject to federal regulation 50 CFR. Otherwise mounted or tanned wildlife may be bought or sold when accompanied by a bill of sale. The bill of sale will state the purchase date, number and description of item and full name and address of the previous owner. This bill of sale will be made available to a Wildlife Officer upon request for a period of 1 year from the date of sale/purchase.
     

  3. Currdog

    Currdog Well-Known Member

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    Seems to me he just wanting work done not trying to sell it
     
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  4. QuailRidge

    QuailRidge Well-Known Member

    What part of the state are you located?
    The price to rug a bear will be based on how large the hide is and will vary wildly from one shop to another.
     
  5. DonniePowell

    DonniePowell Well-Known Member

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    He's a Darwin award winner.
     
  6. Dave57

    Dave57 Well-Known Member

    Dang, you hands are sure hard on a guy just wanting some info. Quail ridge gave good info. Get several prices different places. Lot of variation.
     
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  7. John Stiles

    John Stiles Ultimate Member 2007 Team Turkey Contest Winner

    I had a bear hide that came to Arkansas with me as a rug, game warden visited me and wanted to know where I got it and a wolf hide; he couldnt prove anything on me though, that was 40 years ago, since then my wife burned them in the burn barrel one year while I was on a road trip, she called them flea bitten fly bait!
     
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  8. olmuleskinner

    olmuleskinner Well-Known Member

    You sure do have a lovely wife.
     
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  9. Currdog

    Currdog Well-Known Member

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    Yea check around on prices they run so much a foot but a rug prolly gona cost as much or as a mount
     
  10. DonniePowell

    DonniePowell Well-Known Member

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    Another Darwin winner.
     
  11. QuailRidge

    QuailRidge Well-Known Member

    I don’t think you understand the concept of a Darwin Award.
    It’s when someone dies doing stupid stuff.
     
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  12. Dave57

    Dave57 Well-Known Member

    And you would be a few cards short of a full deck.
     
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  13. Dave57

    Dave57 Well-Known Member

    Unless there was something edited out I am afraid donniepowell has lost me on this one.
     
  14. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No editing in this thread.

    I have to say I was wondering what I was missing too.
     
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  15. alexanderg23

    alexanderg23 Well-Known Member

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    Keystone Fur Dressing is a good place to send bears for tanning.
     
  16. frogleg

    frogleg Well-Known Member

    Hmm I guess I totally read the post wrong. ;)
     
  17. walker34

    walker34 Well-Known Member

    No you didn't. I edited my post after reading yours. I didn't want anything started. Thanks for your post.
     
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  18. Buckhunter99

    Buckhunter99 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what it cost there but when I had my rugs done it was about $100 per foot. They also did my skulls and it was around the same cost but its been afew years ago. Just make sure that the place you send them to is reputable and can be trusted to get it done and look nice.
     
  19. fat hog

    fat hog Well-Known Member

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    If you don’t mind, tell us who you used? Sounds like a pretty good price
     
  20. Buckhunter99

    Buckhunter99 Well-Known Member

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    I live in Indiana so might be off from what you all get. His name is Dean Stallion

    http://american-taxidermy.net/home/3927568

    Looking now and he cost $235 per foot. Last one i had done was 2015 so that goes to show you the price increase.
     
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