collapse
Double U Hunting Supply Bearpaw Outfitters, Quality Hunts for over 30 Years

Author Topic: Bear Meat  (Read 2811 times)

Offline lewy

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 1964
  • Location: buckley
  • IBEW RMEF NRA
Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2017, 06:21:55 AM »
Cubed bear meat makes for excellent stew as well :tup:
Go hawks

Offline DOUBLELUNG

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 4516
  • Location: Wenatchee
Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2017, 09:57:43 AM »
I don't have first hand experience with this, but according to a friend with 25+ Washington fall bears to his credit, they are all good to eat BUT the ones eating fish carcasses, garbage or other carrion have nasty rotten oily gunk in their hair and the challenge is to skin and peel them back carefully so the hair doesn't touch the meat.  He hunts dense forested country near salmon streams in the East Cascades, and uses a come-along and improvised meat pole at the kill site to hoist the bears in the round to then carefully peel the hide back and keep the hair from the meat.  I know this to be true for pronghorn, people either love or hate antelope and it has everything to do with post-harvest cooling and keeping the hair off the meat. 
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

Offline Squidward

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 1563
  • Location: Centralia
    • https://www.facebook.com/ed.brooks.3781
Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2017, 10:49:37 AM »
I don't have first hand experience with this, but according to a friend with 25+ Washington fall bears to his credit, they are all good to eat BUT the ones eating fish carcasses, garbage or other carrion have nasty rotten oily gunk in their hair and the challenge is to skin and peel them back carefully so the hair doesn't touch the meat.  He hunts dense forested country near salmon streams in the East Cascades, and uses a come-along and improvised meat pole at the kill site to hoist the bears in the round to then carefully peel the hide back and keep the hair from the meat.  I know this to be true for pronghorn, people either love or hate antelope and it has everything to do with post-harvest cooling and keeping the hair off the meat.

you can say this about any animal you clean up. keep the outside off of it.

Offline csaaphill

  • Anti Hunters are weird animals.
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 9367
  • Hunting is non-negotiable it's what I do!
  • Groups: G.O.A., Rocky Mountain ELk Foundation
Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2017, 11:54:44 PM »
bear sausage is pretty good had tons of it years ago when I killed a bear.
never tried just plain bear meat like steaks or loin etc... so not sure how that is. had a bear roast once............. greasy............ but it wasn't mine it was from my uncle so he may not have done it right so dunno.
"When my bow falls, so shall the world. When me heart ceases to pump blood to my body, it will all come crashing down. As a hunter, we are bound by duty, nay, bound by our very soul to this world. When a hunter dies we feel it, we sense it, and the world trembles with sorrow. When I die, so shall the world, from the shock of loosing such a great part of ones soul." Ezekiel, Okeanos Hunter

Offline biggfish

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2013
  • Posts: 600
  • Location: Spanaway
  • Groups: NRA
Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2017, 05:30:39 AM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

 :yeah:


Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

Sent from my LG-K425 using Tapatalk

Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.  Gen. 27:3

Offline Jpmiller

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2016
  • Posts: 1102
  • Location: Wilkeson
Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 06:41:40 AM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

 :yeah:


Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

Sent from my LG-K425 using Tapatalk

I'd never thought of that, would an allergy to domestic cat hair make you allergic to cougar hair? Or is it different?

Offline Trevor91

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2017
  • Posts: 11
  • Location: snohomish
Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 07:30:37 AM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

 :yeah:


Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

Sent from my LG-K425 using Tapatalk


I am the same way deathly allergic to cat hair. My buddys dad growing up had a Yukon lynx, and Japanese Jaguar as house cats.... Yes they lived and roamed his house freely, and I never had a problem with them.  I see a house cat and my eyes swell shut its that bad. I am pretty sure you would be fine with a cougar.

Offline DOUBLELUNG

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 4516
  • Location: Wenatchee
Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2017, 04:23:00 PM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

 :yeah:


Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

Sent from my LG-K425 using Tapatalk


I hate to see anyone pass up the chance to legally harvest a cougar.  Maybe if you get the chance, shoot, make sure it's dead and down, notch the tag, and call a buddy or ask for help on here!  I'm not in your area, but I'd happily drive 50 miles in any direction to help dress, skin and pack one out.
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

Offline biggfish

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2013
  • Posts: 600
  • Location: Spanaway
  • Groups: NRA
Re: Bear Meat
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2017, 07:26:50 PM »
game animal, so take what is fit for consumption.  However, I don't think it is spelled out what meets the rule vs the intent of the law like in Alaska.  Just your opinion vs the gamey about what would be waste.

 :yeah:


Both bear and cougar are considered big game animals like deer or elk.
And this is why I don't even attempt to fill my cougar tag. I'm terribly allergic to car hair I would be near death by the time I got it skinned and dressed.

Sent from my LG-K425 using Tapatalk


I am the same way deathly allergic to cat hair. My buddys dad growing up had a Yukon lynx, and Japanese Jaguar as house cats.... Yes they lived and roamed his house freely, and I never had a problem with them.  I see a house cat and my eyes swell shut its that bad. I am pretty sure you would be fine with a cougar.
I've never been around a cougar so can't say for sure there but bobcats set me off.

Sent from my LG-K425 using Tapatalk

Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me.  Gen. 27:3

 

* Recent Topics

GMU 633 by FLIZZ
[Today at 01:24:37 AM]


WTS S&W 66 2.75" by spin05
[Today at 12:45:03 AM]


30"? by scoutdog346
[Today at 12:38:41 AM]


What's he score? by scoutdog346
[Today at 12:35:00 AM]


Draw points question.... by scoutdog346
[Today at 12:33:42 AM]


I am not getting it. by fishnfur
[Today at 12:18:49 AM]


Packout Offer For Gmu's 342-364 by scottfrick
[Today at 12:03:20 AM]


Blacktail Rut? by fishnfur
[Today at 12:01:28 AM]


2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats) by Naches Sportsman
[Yesterday at 11:53:01 PM]


13 weeks 5 days till we are hunting the Goose prairie unit by scottfrick
[Yesterday at 11:30:30 PM]


What rain gear you use for backcountry hunt? by Elkcollector82
[Yesterday at 11:03:46 PM]


2017 Got it done by tgomez
[Yesterday at 10:52:29 PM]


3 Deer down by Mfowl
[Yesterday at 10:39:06 PM]


Smackout pack, once targeted by WDFW, kills cow by JL
[Yesterday at 10:32:31 PM]


Back from Idaho, big buck down and the best shot I ever missed by Sitka_Blacktail
[Yesterday at 10:07:46 PM]


Predator-proof pens ‘last-ditch effort’ to save Selkirk caribou by Humptulips
[Yesterday at 10:07:02 PM]


Chewuch whitetail permit by archer0135
[Yesterday at 10:02:54 PM]


Popular place by 2labs
[Yesterday at 09:57:13 PM]


Green Diamond Resource Company recreational access program land question by slowhand
[Yesterday at 09:38:08 PM]


Good Blacktail down. by Thehowler
[Yesterday at 09:35:57 PM]