The government hunter is out thinning the ranks this Spring. usually when he gets a bear, he gives it to whoever wants it. He justs gives you a call and meets you with a warm, gutted bear. Well... We got ours last night. Not very big, only about 175#, but I wanted to try tanning the hide anyhow. Does anyone know how to tan a bear hide with the hair on? We've already cut off the head and feet.