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Offline Lemoore-on

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Spring Bear taste
« on: December 06, 2017, 11:55:30 AM »
Do you guys eat your spring bears?  Are they as good as a fall bear fattened up on berries? :drool:
I always hunt bears in the fall and I'm thinking about putting in for a spring tag.  Is it just a hide thing?

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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 12:03:57 PM »
I have. On the flip side, a buddy had two that were inedible. 

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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 12:27:19 PM »
Mine was absolutely delicious from last spring

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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 12:28:46 PM »
I've had meat from multiple spring bears, and never had a bad eater.  All eastside animals.
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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 12:52:56 PM »
I've had meat from multiple spring bears, and never had a bad eater.  All eastside animals.
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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 01:13:18 PM »
They taste like a sapling.

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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 01:38:22 PM »
2 westside spring bears and haven't had a bad one yet.
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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 07:05:07 PM »
They taste like a dog sort of

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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 09:55:01 PM »
Taste like bear. Delicious.
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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 10:19:24 PM »
Still eating on my Springer.
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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 10:38:28 PM »
Spring bears are way better then fall bears and a lot less greasy. Mine have all been good and the only time I hear of bad ones is the bears that get into the skunk cabbage. Never killed one in it but I can imagine it would make em a little ripe lol
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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 05:27:32 AM »
Yea the skunk cabbage they love to eat really gives the meat that added flavor.

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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 06:33:37 AM »
Ive always heard Springers are better than Fall bears
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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 06:39:22 AM »
I have never been able to tell a difference :twocents:
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Re: Spring Bear taste
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2017, 03:45:42 PM »
What meat do you guys take off the bears?  Sausage from quarters and tenderloins for steaks or do you try to take as much as possible like a deer or elk.  Ive never harvested a bear before, sorry for the newb question

 

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