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Bear hide pack frame display
I’ve seen a few of the trapper Nelson pack board displays on bowsite and thought they were pretty cool. The pack boards are pretty hard to find so I built one. I think it would look better if it had a form in place like others I’ve seen and I could still do that but for now it will look good on the wall as it is.
If anyone want to borrow that pack board for a backcountry hunt just holler!! If I would have actually needed to carry it out with that pack It would have never made it out!
Here was our attempt at loading a giant bear into a Kuiu pack.
That’s on my to do list but haven’t been able to find a pack board. Looks good.
Looks great, Grubby! Very satisfying project, I’ll bet. Sounds like you need to shoot smaller bears!
Actually ..... just the frame without the hide would suck .... kind of a size doesn’t matter situation. Either I’m real bad at building pack boards or those old timers were really tough.
That's pretty cool looking. My last bear hide weighed a ton. I'm not sure I'd want to pack that out on a straight frame....at least at my age.
Nice job Grubby
Very creative and useful,
Man, those had to be painful. Looks good, Grubby!
Looks great grubby! If you guys are looking for pack frames for these type of mounts check out my link to borderland supply. I want to do a mule deer mount like this for my next one and have their site bookmarked to order the frame.
Those are nice Brotsky.
If you want to build your own there are tons of plans and tutorials out there.
I made mine out of ash, cut, split and hand hewn with a draw knife. It took me about 4 hrs. I’m sure using dimensional lumber I could have done it in under an hour. The pack was a Czech military surplus that I picked up for $15 . It was a fun project!
Have to admit I have never seen this as a way to display game. Pretty cool. Really like to looks of your pack Grubby.