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Offline Olygal

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Bear Fat
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:21:09 PM »
Hi everyone. I realize it's not bear season right now, but I want to be prepared for next year. I'm not a hunter (although maybe I should become one?) & I'm looking to acquire some bear fat. Do hunters/taxidermists usually just throw the fat away? I'm in the Olympia area. Anyone know who I should reach out to?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 04:27:50 PM by Olygal »

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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 06:10:27 PM »
My wife has made soap out of it when a friend shot one. I would talk to butchers that process wild game. That and find out who in your area bear hunts. Some of them can have a lot in the fall.

What you using it for?
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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 06:13:37 PM »
Some keep it, especially the fat around the kidneys (leaf lard).

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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 08:45:02 PM »
Me and my buddies render it out and save it for cooking.

What are you planning for it and how much would you need?

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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 12:30:13 AM »
makes the best pastries !

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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 06:54:39 AM »
also makes good boot grease and muzzy bullet grease

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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2017, 06:31:15 AM »
Best boot oil, I really put it to the test this winter

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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2017, 06:06:26 PM »
Best boot oil, I really put it to the test this winter

Interesting idea. I'd be worried that my dog would feel the need to eat my boot if it had bear grease on it.

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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2017, 06:27:17 PM »
I plan to use it to make medicinal salves. Rendered bear fat is readily absorbed by skin & makes a silky smooth salve. Great stuff! I just figured if people normally threw it away, I'd be willing to pay a little money to take it off their hands.
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My wife has made soap out of it when a friend shot one. I would talk to butchers that process wild game. That and find out who in your area bear hunts. Some of them can have a lot in the fall.

What you using it for?

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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2017, 06:28:50 PM »
I'm planning on using it for medicinal salves. Not sure how much I'd need.. I'd want to have a few quarts of lard when I am done rendering. I'm willing to pay some money for it, so let me know if you have any extra.

Thanks!
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Me and my buddies render it out and save it for cooking.

What are you planning for it and how much would you need?

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Re: Bear Fat
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2017, 08:25:27 PM »
I'm planning on using it for medicinal salves. Not sure how much I'd need.. I'd want to have a few quarts of lard when I am done rendering. I'm willing to pay some money for it, so let me know if you have any extra.

Thanks!
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Sounds cool! Is it the texture different from lard in a way that affects the medicine?
I bet the bear grease gives the product additional street cred as well.

I'm currently out because nobody in my group killed one this fall, but if you pm me contact info I'll probably have some this spring. And it would be a gift! It's not really kosher to buy or sell wild game. You have to go kill it yourself or find someone who can give it you.

 

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