1Dust paws with flour and brown in shortening.
Remove to casserole dish and sprinkle with seasonings.
Cook onions in shortening until tender.
place onions around paws and lay bacon on top.
Pour water and tomato juice over paws.
Bake in a preheated oven,350 degrees for 4 hours.
2If you catch the whole bear, double the recipe for 4 bear paws.