I am going bear hunting this year for the first time and I have a few questions that I thought you guys could help me with in the event that I am lucky.

I will want to have a rug made but am unsure how to skin it for that purpose. I never have another process my meat, to me that is part of the hunt, something I owe the animal and something I enjoy. I can cape buck for the mount but I have never done a bear. If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. I fear that I may have no choice but to hand the hole thing over to a taxidermist.