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Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing! couple pics added!
« on: August 18, 2011, 08:15:49 AM »
Shot a small color phased bear yesterday morning at about 6:15 in the am. Everything seemed fine until I gutted it. Started seeing worms that were about 4-6 inches long in the cavity of this bear. I have gutted about a dozen bears and never seen worms before, I have heard of it though. I know there has been a thread on here before about this subject but cant seem to find it. Has anybody seen this before and is the meat still good to eat? O yeah I will be posting pictures as soon as I can. They are not the best pics because I was by myself but will post them asap!
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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 08:17:16 AM »
We saw a few round worms in our bear last year.  It's pretty common...cook the meat and it will be fine.  Those worms will not be living in muscle/meat.  They're in the digestive tract.

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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 08:32:16 AM »
They weren't flukes were they?  I've seen those around and in the liver of bears before.
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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 08:36:29 AM »
Not sure on types of worms? these were long skinny and round. assuming round worms.

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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 08:47:30 AM »
Check this site http://www.parasitecleanse.com/GALLERY.HTM

See if you can find the worm on here and research it  :twocents:

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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2011, 08:50:52 AM »
I've had worms in a bear once. We still ate it without any problems. Just be sure to cook the meat all the way through.

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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 08:52:22 AM »
Sounds like round worms.  Should be fine.  The worms that will give you th emost grief from bear you probably won't see.
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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 09:05:03 AM »
Not sure on types of worms? these were long skinny and round. assuming round worms.
Were they in the Gut (inside of intestine), or free in the abdominal cavity? Roundworms would be inside the gut lumen.

Oh yea-----congrats on the bear

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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 10:00:40 AM »
My second shot ended up deflecting and going through the cavity so when I opened it up it was a little messy. couldnt tell if the worms came from the guts or if they were swimming free in the cavity.

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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011, 10:08:13 AM »
After looking at the parasite link. Im pretty sure they were roundworms. Had the butcher make german sausage and pepper sticks. You think it will be ok to eat?

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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2011, 10:13:38 AM »
I remember it was "Machine" last year who posted about the bear he shot that had the worms.  Pretty disgusting....I think this is the thread...

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,57934.msg713551.html#msg713551

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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2011, 10:14:12 AM »
i wouldnt worry about it. congrats  by the way on the bear!
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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2011, 10:15:10 AM »
Years ago I saw a bunch of white worms swimming in a rainwater puddle on a Forest Service road.  I assumed they were waiting for some animal to take a drink so they could get into the digestive tract.  Nasty looking things, but probably harmless.  Considering some of the crap bears eat, it's not surprising they have parasites.
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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2011, 10:16:20 AM »
Extra protein for you. 
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Re: Shot 1 yesterday. Worms in the Thing!
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2011, 10:50:50 AM »
Extra protein for you.
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