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Bear Skulls

Bear hunting enthusiasts often opt for turning their bear into a rug, wall mount, or life size mount, however another amazing alternative is to preserve its skull. Bear skulls show off the animal’s powerful jaw and pristine white skull and are great for displaying on your office desk or mounted on a wall next to your other animal skulls.

At All-Taxidermy, we have a large selection of Grizzly, black, or brown bear skulls. If you have questions about pricing, shipping, and more, please reach out to our team for inquires. Contact us here, or give us a call at (888) 983-3886.

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At All-Taxidermy, we offer taxidermy services for hunters who have shot a black, brown, or Grizzly bear. We have a large selection of bear skulls representing a wide range of North American and Asian bear species.

Grizzly, Brown & Black Bear Skulls

Here on our website, you can find bear species and subspecies such as the Alaska Grizzly bear, American black bear, brown bear, Alaskan Kodiak bear, and the Russian brown bear. Bear are magnificent mammals, and thanks to their strong jaws, bears are well adapted to be able to bite, tear, and crush and eat many different types of food.

From ungulates and fish to plants and fruits, the black, brown, and Grizzly bear species eat a wide variety of foods. Their large canine teeth assist in tearing open logs to locate insects and honey. They also have broad, flat molars, which enable them to crush acorns, nuts, and bones with ease.

Black Bear Skulls

Black bears have a broad skull, along with narrow muzzles and large jaw hinges. On average, an adult American black bear will have a skull length of 10.3″ to 12.5″. When compared to males, female bears have more slender and pointed faces. Planning on hunting black bear and want to measure its skull? When measuring the length of a black bear skull, you would use a calipers to measure from the back of the skull to the tip of the nose.

Grizzly Bear Skulls

The Grizzly bear is one of the world’s largest predators, making it a must have for your North American taxidermy collection. A Grizzly bear will have an even larger skull when compared with the smaller black bear. The length of a Grizzly bear skull will often be between 14 and 18 inches. More information about the Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) here. A large bear skull sitting on your office desk is a great way to remember your bear hunt. If you’re instead looking for already prepared bear skulls, please browse our online selection on our website.

Bear Skull FAQs

How thick are bear skulls?

Bear skulls will vary in thickness depending on the species. Black bears, for example, have a skull thickness that’s usually a bit less than 1″ – the same is true for brown bears. On average, the thickness of Grizzly bear skulls is around 1″ to 1.5″. Other bear species, such as the Asiatic black bear, Andean bear, and sun bear have skulls of varying thicknesses and structures. Since they are smaller species, the thickness of their skulls will be less than those of the larger bear species like brown or Grizzly bears.

What do bear skulls look like?

Trying to identify a bear skull from another animal species? A bear’s skull will be robust and powerful, characterized by an overall broad and rounded shape with a prominent sagittal crest. The orbits (eye sockets), will be large and round, and positioned facing forward. The nasal aperture is large and rectangular in appearance, aiding the bear in an excellent sense of smell. Most bear species will have a set of 42 teeth. When it comes to differentiating the different species, brown bears typically have a broad and massive skull with an overall short face, while black bears have a smaller, less robust skull with a more elongated face.

How to measure a bear skull?

Measuring a bear skull is helpful for not only determining its size, but also for identifying the animal’s age and species. For the total length, you can use calipers to measure from the tip of the snout to the back of the skull. When measuring the zygomatic width (or the cheekbones), you would measure across the widest part of the skull. You can also measure the braincase width, which is to measure the width and vertical height of the braincase from just behind the orbits, and the and braincase height, which is to measure from the base of the skull to its highest point. You can also use calipers to measure the individual length and width of the bear’s teeth. Especially for canines, this can be helpful for determining what age or species the bear is.

How much does a bear skull cost?

A bear skull’s cost will depend on the species that we are handling, as well as the size of bear. Currently we are offering around $190 for the black bear (with jaw), and $250 for brown or Grizzly bear (also with jaw). Please see our price list for the most up-to-date prices. With every bear skull, you are also investing in a bear skull that will last for a long time thanks to our professional Dermisted beetle cleaning process.

Our Bear Skull Quality Grade System

All-Taxidermy’s quality grade system indicates the quality of the bear skull preservation. Our best quality grades, Trophy and Superior, are essentially flawless and museum-ready. Other bear skull quality grades are Excellent, Great, Fair, Rustic, and Novelty & Oddity. Most of the time, our skulls will be listed with the Trophy, Superior, Excellent, or Great quality grade.

You’ll also notice that our best quality bear skulls are labelled with the Deluxe Beetle Cleaned Skulls logo. These bear skulls are examples of the taxidermist’s best work and demonstrate preservation using the Dermisted beetle skull cleaning method. This is the most effective skull cleaning method since it preserves skulls better than with the skull boiling method. Find out more here about our professional skull cleaning here.

Contact All-Taxidermy

If at any time you have questions about our bear skulls or other bear taxidermy mounts, please give our taxidermy store a call at 888-983-3886. Besides skull preservation services, we can also give you tips for better trophies and care that will result in better quality trophies. Contact All-Taxidermy today!