We live in Quebec, where there is a legal black bear hunt for food in the spring and fall. Generally the hides are discarded but we have developed a system to recuperate them and process into rawhide for drums. BUT last season our tannery accidentally processed them into gold leather….AMAZING accident. Bear leather is extremely unique, the pores are very visible and create patterns in the skin. Our satchels are 5″ at the top and 9″ long. Strap is black moose leather and the flap is fastened with a lacing on a deer antler button.