Black bear skulls make an interesting art piece to display.
We proffesionally clean all our skulls . After they are cleaned they get a heavy degreasing to remove any oil residue. They then go thru an extensive whitening process and are finally either sealed with a Matte, satin or gloss finish and / or professionally camo dipped by a company in Southern Maine called Wicked Water Graphics. The skull of a Black Bear is considered the trophy aspect of a bear.
They get measured to get an overall score to attach to them. The score is determined by adding the overall width plus length , measured accurately with a set of calipers. The 2 measurements are then added together to get the overall score. If they are harvested with archery equipment they must be 18” to make the record books which is called the Pope and Young Club . For bears harvested with any form of a firearm they must have an overall score of 21” to make the record book which is classified as Boone & Crockett.