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#6709312 - 03/19/17 01:22 PM Got My Bear back
Deer Hound Offline

Registered: 09/26/10
Posts: 584
Loc: Cotlulla TX / Scotland Neck NC
I shot this bear back in 2015 my local taxidermy was giving me the run around about it so I ended up going and getting my hide back. This summer rolls around and I have someone contact me about a deer hunt says they are on a limited budget but had heard good things and would like to try to work out a hunt. After a few conversations with Kaleb and finding out he was a Taxidermy we worked out a trade. Probably the best one I have made in a long time. Kaleb and his two brothers and two nephews came down to hunt. We had a great time became friends very quickly it turned from a customers to family over night. I cant say enough good things about them. Anyway back to the Bear. Kaleb took the bear hide and 3 deer with him back to his shop when he left. I'm going to be honest I was a little nervous about sending the bear back without ever seeing one of his mounts in person. For me it was a once in a life time bear he weigh 620 pounds when I shot him for this part of the country they don't get much bigger. Anyway he sends me a text a couple weeks ago saying mounts are ready. I'm like really it only been 4 months he's say to make plans to come and get them when I'm ready. So Monday I make a run to his shop it roughly 7 hours for me. When I wasnt fighting traffic I was thinking about how's the bear goanna look. Deer can be remounted with another cape that's not a option with a bear. All of the concern was for nothing. He done such a awesome job I left there feeling a little guilty like I hadn't put forth enough on my end of the trade. They just don't get any better then this family. Kaleb has the same mentality that I try to practice every day under promise and over deliver. The bear is not where I want him yet but that was the only spot big enough on short notice the Kitchen table had to go. If your ever looking a good taxidermy at least give him a call. I just can not say enough good things about the mounts he even made a custom base for the bear none of the base was purchased other then the materials he formed and made the rook right there in his shop.
Kaleb Tierce Trophy Case Taxidermy Bridgeport Tx 940-765-0218 He goes by hunttexas2kansas on here.

#6709316 - 03/19/17 01:34 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 907
Loc: College Station
Beautiful mount Sir, Congrats! up

#6709321 - 03/19/17 01:44 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
Elkhunter49 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 4087
Loc: Oak Harbor, Slidell La
Great looking mount, it's also nice to hear the barter system is still alive! cheers
A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your heart.

#6709322 - 03/19/17 01:53 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8064
Loc: bastrop county
that's outstanding, always great to meet honest people and make friends. thanks for posting
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6709334 - 03/19/17 02:08 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Elkhunter49]
SnakeWrangler Offline
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Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 34883
Loc: Over yonder.....
Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
Great looking mount, it's also nice to hear the barter system is still alive! cheers
Always nice to meet and work with good folks....still a bunch out there..... cheers

Great bear! up
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#6709339 - 03/19/17 02:15 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
Stub Offline
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Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 19479
Loc: The Outer Limits
Congratulations, that really is a great looking bear and mount cheers Way to go Kaleb up
Really like the base of the mount, wonder what type of material it is made of?

Edited by Stub (03/19/17 02:21 PM)
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#6709415 - 03/19/17 03:46 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
nyalubwe Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/10/15
Posts: 412
Loc: Montana
That REALLY IS outstanding! All the way around!

#6709420 - 03/19/17 03:58 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
NewGulf Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 17135
Loc: New Gulf, Texas
he did a really good job! up

#6709423 - 03/19/17 04:02 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
dlrz71 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9648
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Great bear and mount!!!

#6709552 - 03/19/17 06:48 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 86949
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Combat Infantryman, the ultimate hunter where the prey shoots back.
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#6709634 - 03/19/17 08:39 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
Ranch Dawg Offline
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Registered: 07/30/11
Posts: 3225
up up

#6709651 - 03/19/17 09:07 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Stub]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 262
The base is made of some plywood and some scrap 2x4s. Cut the plywood in what I call a water shape. Then took cardboard and created a wall a boarder of where I wanted to pour a two part foam. Once poured I hand carved the shape I wanted. Then took the rock mixture of one part plaster of Paris and two parts of vermiculite mixed w water. Put on the foam. Then once dry and set up. I use plane ol spray paint and pain the whole thing. Then brush off w a rag mainly hitting the high points. That's basically it. Thanks for the compliments.

#6709654 - 03/19/17 09:08 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
hunttexas2kansas Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/05/13
Posts: 262
Thanks everyone. Tom is a great guy to deal w. I've said plenty about his operation and the outfitter section. But he treated my family like gold and made sure we left happy. Great place to take ur family and he personally takes care of you.

#6709742 - 03/19/17 11:08 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 18781
Loc: Winters
Did you shoot that in North Carolina? I've been to Scotland Neck and hunted there. I had no idea there were bears like that running around.

Beautiful mount, too.

#6709745 - 03/19/17 11:13 PM Re: Got My Bear back [Re: Deer Hound]
jorge Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 4463
Loc: Lake Jackson, TX
Nice mount and great story.
Jorge Sakai
D.R.T. Outfitters

Contact #: 210-837-6742

"Fresh of a mofo's back and I'm feeling homesick" ~ R. Schmidt

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