So, I got my bear skull back from Minnesota Valley Taxidermy. This is the bigger of the two recurve bears I killed two seasons ago. I am doing a very special pedestal mount of this wonderful black beast. After measuring the skull, it turns out that I missed the Pope and Young record books by a mere three tenths of an inch! This still stands as one of my biggest life accomplishments ever. If you really want to know what archery feels like, kill a bear with a recurve.