Bronze Knight of the Realm
- 25d 13h 52m
What is the government doing with its stockpile of bear skulls and bear skins? Something metal I hope.
So you killed a bear in self-defense, then like a god damn moron sent its fur away? Man I love bears but if I have to kill one, that fuckers fur is becoming my newest blanket.Hah, that was me. I posted it on Morenetz in FSR. It's the paw of a bear I had to shoot in self defense over the summer (I work in a hunting camp). The government requires that the pelt and skull be sent to them every time a bear is shot, so I had to skin it. Pretty shocked to see how similar their hands were to ours once you remove the claws and fur.
Think the obvious answer would be to prove you're not killing bears for profit as those are the two items that can sell for a decent amount of cash.Why does the govt require the pelt be sent to them?
edit: Man there's nothing wrong with being 5'6".
I was taking a few buckets of meat scraps to the river (we dump them there so they don't stink up camp, plus the birds and fish love that shit) when the bear decided to charge me. The quad wasn't fast enough to get away, and he would have chased me anyway because I stunk like meat.How do you mean "self defense" exactly?
Jait got it. The pelt and skull are considered trophy items. We are required to send the skull and pelt to prove that we were not hunting for trophies/cash and claiming self defense. The local native bands are the only people allowed to hunt bears, and even they are limited to 1 in their lifetime. The pelt ends up with them, and they generally auction them off to rich Americans.Why does the govt require the pelt be sent to them?