Bear hunting

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Re: Bear hunting

Post by farmgal » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:58 pm

Hi Better Safe,

Just keep in mind that its almost impossable to keep hair on a deer hide, so you will end up with leather or buckskin depending on what you do with it, (they are not the same) where you can of course do a bear rug..

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Re: Bear hunting

Post by BetterSafe » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:04 pm

thanks for the heads-up! I have been researching this stuff, but I really appreciate a little personal info to go with the random online tutorials. Darwin mentioned that tanning is hard, and if no one else here had ever successfully done it I might have abandoned this idea. but since I got the idea that this is something the average joe can do, then I think I'll try it!

will be trying for leather with the deer hide - buckskin is supposed to stink!

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Re: Bear hunting

Post by DogLover » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:24 am

Tanning, per say, is not overly difficult. I have done 3 -4 goat hides with hair on. It takes some practice but it is definitely a worth while skill to have. I was supposed to tan my deer last season, got skunked so kinda hard to tan it. Brain tanning, from what I have read can be a rather smelly process so unless you live in a rural area with no near neighbors, or real don't like the people around you, I wouldn't suggest it. Going to try it if I get something this year but that wont be until mid Sept. at the earliest. The tanning I did just used a cheap kit from Halford Hides in Edmonton. Not a bad way to start learning though.

Good luck with it either way.
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Re: Bear hunting

Post by Knuckle » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:10 am

I used to guide for bear hunters back in the 80's. Still have connections with various tourist camps in the area that have fall hunt packages, ect. You could go that route which can be expensive or I could maybe even swing a cheaper deal too. What we do is bait the bears to have a steady local for lunch, and you sit on the bait in a tree stand. I do both shooters and primitive weapons but prefer the latter as bears are easy to take this way(and we have lots). I live in the Lake of the Woods region of Ontario. If your interested, let me know. Now adays it seems they want a guide to acquire a license (which we never needed years ago), but I was considering doing it again in my old age. :lol: If not, I can still get you a deal with others who guide too.

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